Bollywood » Movies » Mirch » Critics Review

Mirch

Audience Review

Release Date

17 Dec 2010
Critics Reviews Audience Reviews

filmibeat.com

The promotions of Mirch had suddenly caught one's eye, thanks to its attention-grabbing promos, which are full of love-making scenes. You are forewarned at the outset that this film talks of four adulterous people. But the question is, haven't we watched men cheating women in so many movies in the past? Haven't women caught their men with their pants down, in the past? So what's new in Mirch? For a change, the women in Mirch are into adultery. They are the ones who are cheating on their husbands and in each of those stories the woman manages to go scot-free when caught red-handed with her lover.

Was asked a pertinent question while watching this film: Is the audience mature enough to handle the portrayal of female sexuality on screen? Well, first and foremost, moviegoers are mature enough to understand and laud good themes and subjects and Mirch, which director Vinay Shukla refers to as "a celebration of womanhood", narrates four separate stories based on issues of women emancipation and also dabbles with gender equality in a relationship. It's a sex comedy with generous doses of wit; not a serious take on feminism. Again, it is erotic in parts, but not vulgar. We've seen lots of films dealing with male sexuality, but Mirch deals with women's libido and that too in a funny way.

Vinay Shukla is capable of combining the subtlety of good cinema within the accepted communicative form. His new effort is structurally quite innovative, something that hasn't been tried yet. However, I wish to clarify that the four individualistic stories in Mirch aren't remotely similar to the Darna Mana Hai, Darna Zaroori Hai and Dus Kahaniyaan format. There's a fifth story that connects to them.

Buy Movie Tickets