There is a myth in Bollywood that only the three Khans along with Hrithik Roshan and Akshay Kumar can ensure box office success. However the recent successful run of Mithya has broken this myth and once again proved that good acting and screenplay is still appreciated by the audience. Mithya worked because the movie was a one of its kind and held the audience with its unpredictable story line.
Mithya followed Rajat Kapoor's successful Bheja Fry. The critics gave it high rating and the audience loved it. Rajat decided on the star cast based on their acting talent and not on the renumeration. Ranvir Shorey plays a dreamy man falling a pawn to Naseeruddin Shah a gangster. Vinay Patkah and Neha Dhupia played their supporting role to perfection. Ranbir Shorey gave the performance of his life and proved his worth in non comic roles.
On a whole Mithya had the courage to tell a story unlike any other movie It is not surprising that the movie has already netted close to 3 crores in its first week of run which is commendable for a movie made in a budget under that amount. The movie is still doing well despite the release of Jodhaa Akbar. Hats off to Rajat Kapoor for taking Bollywood beyond the stereotypes.