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Mirzya: Dare To Love’s Stunning New Trailer

26 September 2016 9:07 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

From the first look, to the intriguing teaser and trailer, to the incredible music, Mirzya has defintely been a film that we have been eagerly waiting to see. And now we have a brand new trailer that is absolutely stunning and makes us excited to see the story play out on October 7th!

Mirzya is a film inspired by the legendary ‘Mirza Sahiban’, a tragic tale of star-crossed lovers. Accompanied by heightened drama and action packed sequences, the film plays out in two parallel worlds – the legendry folklore and modern day in Rajasthan, India. As the lovers grapple with forces that seek to keep them apart in both avatars, they discover that a moment of true love together is worth sacrificing lifetimes apart.

The film introduces Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher, along with Anuj Chaudhary, all of whom make a dramatic entry into the world of cinema in this untold love story of estranged soulmates. »

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Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher get passionate In Mirzya’s Chakora song

23 September 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

In this tribute to the love between soul mates, this passionate love song of the decade from Mirzya will transform you to a beautiful world of unbridled passion and ecstasy very aesthetically. It creates a lasting imagery of two people completely in love oblivious to the turmoil around their relationship.

A pleasant blend of folk tunes and electronic music, Chakora briefly documents Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher‘s tale of love and passion. Mirzya is based on the folk legend of Mirza-Sahiban and Chakora rightfully adds drama to the flavour of the historic saga.

Composed by Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy, the song is written by renowned lyricist Gulzar. Singers Mame Khan, Shuchismita Das and Akhtar Chinnal have sung the unconventionally catchy track.

Releasing on 7th October worldwide, celebrated Indian filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s latest cinematic masterpiece, Mirzya, will also be receiving its European Premiere at the 60th BFI London Film »

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Mirzya Music Review

21 September 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

By Stacey Yount and Aashi Gahlot

According to director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, his upcoming epic Mirzya is three films in one. It is the modern retelling of the Punjabi folk tale Mirza-Sahiban, as well as a classic and unique presentation of the traditional story and one more element that brings it all together that we will find out when the film hits theaters on October 7th. The film introduces Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher, along with Anuj Chaudhary, all of who make their debut into the world of cinema in this untold love story of estranged soul mates. Also part of the epic story of love are the brilliant Om Puri, Art Malik, K. K. Raina as well as Anjali Patil.

The story is brought to life in the words of esteemed poet and lyricist Gulzar. For the musical story of the film, Mehra once again worked with the incredible trio of Shankar Mahadevan, »

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Mirzya’s Grand Music Launch in Mumbai

15 September 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The music launch of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra‘s, Mirzya turned out to be one of the biggest events of the year with Bollywood’s who’s who attending the event.

Marking their Bollywood screen debut in this compelling love story, the leading stars of the film, Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher were glowing at the grand music launch for the film in Mumbai.

Illustrious actor, Anil Kapoor, shown excitement at the launch of his son, Harshvardhan in the industry, as was the rest of the actor’s family. GrandmotherNirmal Kapoor, sisters Sonam Kapoor and Rhea Kapoor, uncles Boney Kapoor with Sridevi and Sanjay Kapoor with wife Maheep Sandhu all came out for the launch in full force.

In addition to the Kapoor clan, director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, writer Gulzar, singer Daler Mehndi and music composers Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy was also present at Mirzya’s music launch.

Veteran lyricist Gulzar recited a few poems, »

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Anil Kapoor gets emotional during the music launch of Mirzya

14 September 2016 10:38 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

While the world is talking about his son's debut Mirzya, an adaptation of the Mirza-Sahiban folklore, Anil Kapoor couldn't control his emotions during the music launch of the film that was held recently. The music launch which was held in Mumbai saw the Kapoor family in attendance with the father-daughter, Anil and Rhea cheering for the youngest member of their family, Harsh's debut. During the launch, when Anil Kapoor was invited on stage to speak a few words about his son Harsh, the veteran star was overwhelmed with emotions. Stating that his life has come a full circle, Anil said, "My father came a few decades back to this film industry and he saw success and a few disappointments but that gave him strength. I want to thank my father, my mother and both my brothers. "Further adding that he doesn't want to make it an event about him, the »

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Anil Kapoor gets emotional during the music launch of Mirzya

14 September 2016 5:30 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

<img class="size-full wp-image-655203 aligncenter" src="http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/1094547381.jpg" alt="1094547381" width="500" height="277" /> While the world is talking about his son's debut <i>Mirzya</i>, an adaptation of the Mirza-Sahiban folklore, Anil Kapoor couldn't control his emotions during the music launch of the film that was held recently. The music launch which was held in Mumbai saw the Kapoor family in attendance with the father-daughter, Anil and Rhea cheering for the youngest member of their family, Harsh's debut. During the launch, when Anil Kapoor was invited on stage to speak a few words about his son Harsh, the veteran star was overwhelmed with emotions. Stating that his life has come a full circle, Anil said, "My father came a few decades back to this film industry and he saw success and a few disappointments but that gave him strength. I want to thank my father, my mother and both my brothers. "Further adding that he doesn't want to make it an event about him, the »

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Gulzar to recite poetry at the launch of Mirzya

13 September 2016 4:35 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

After giving a sneak peek into the title track of Mirzya and a couple of other tracks, the makers are all set to launch the complete album of the film in a grand but unique way. In fact, they have decided to bring in veteran poet Gulzar, who is also the lyricist and writer of the film, to recite poems at the music launch.

Mirzya's trailer has been receiving a positive response and its music has a unique touch of folk to it. Also considering that poetry is an integral part of the film and in order to make the music launch more entertaining, we hear that it was the makers who came out with this idea. Voicing out similar thoughts, director - producer Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra added that music and poetry is the soul of the film and he also confirmed Gulzar's presence by stating that he »

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Baloch Pakistani sufi singers for Rakeysh Mehras Mirzya

9 September 2016 9:12 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Mirzya is a full-blown musical with composer Shankar Mahadevan along with his partners Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendosa, pulling out all stops to make the legendary love tale of Mirza and Sahibaan as epic in proportion as possible. The title song alone involved the blended talents of Sufi singers from India, Pakistan and Balochistan. While Daler Mehndi and the upcoming young Sufi singers The Nooran sisters, Jyoti and Sultan from Jalandhar comprise the Indian contingent of singers for the title track, from Pakistan came the legendary Sufi singer Sain Zahoor who sings predominantly at religious shrines. That isn't all. The internationally celebrated Balochi folk singer Akhtar Chanal Zahri also flew in to pitch in for the title song giving a kind of epic heft to Gulzar's lyrics. Quite a full house, one must say. Says Shankar Mahadevan, "Sain Zahoor is an interesting character! His look itself is so amazing. »

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Mirzya’s Teen Gawah Hain Ishq Ke Song Out Now

8 September 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The next song from Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s poignant tragic love story is out, Teen Gawah Hain Ishq Ke, a moving love song talking about the complete isolation of true love between two soul mates who dared to love.

The film is based on the legend of Mirza-Sahiban, a popular Punjabi folklore. And in recreating this legend, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Mirzya has been exquisitely shot in the bleak and desolate terrain of Ladakh and the vibrancy of colourful Rajasthan, which heightens the contrast between the two worlds of folklore and contemporary, yet are interwoven very intricately to bring out the story of a legend that will never die. The eternal love story resonates even today in the modern day world of Rajasthan in 2016, as seen in this song, and is a befitting testimony to two eternal and rebellious lovers.

As the lovers grapple with forces that seek to keep them apart in both avatars, »

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Mirzya Title Track Out Now

2 September 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Cinestaan Film Company and Romp Pictures proudly present Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra‘s Mirzya title track. Sung by Daler Mehendi, Sain Zahoor, Akhtar Chinnal and Nooran Sisters, the music is composed by the musical trio Shankar Ehsaan Loy with lyrics penned by Gulzar.

The film, Mirzya is inspired by the legendary ‘Mirza Sahiban’, a tragic tale of star-crossed lovers. Accompanied by heightened drama and action packed sequences, the film plays out in two parallel worlds – the legendry folklore and modern day in Rajasthan, India.

As the lovers grapple with forces that seek to keep them apart in both avatars, they discover that a moment of true love together is worth sacrificing lifetimes apart.

The film introduces Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher, along with Anuj Chaudhary, all of whom make a dramatic entry into the world of cinema in this untold love story of estranged soulmates. Along with them are the screen masters, »

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Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s ‘Mirzya’ to receive European Premiere at The 60th BFI London Film Festival

2 September 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Celebrated Indian filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s latest cinematic masterpiece, Mirzya, will be receiving its European Premiere at the 60th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® on Thursday 6th October at 5.30pm. The visionary director will be joined by leading stars of the film, Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher, at the gala screening, ahead of the film’s worldwide release on 7th October.

Mehra’s accomplished body of work includes critically hailed sports biopic, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, and celebrated Indian drama, Rang De Basanti – BAFTA-nominated for Best Foreign Language Film and India’s official selection for entry to the Academy Awards. Says Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, “It cannot get more exciting than this. ‘Mirzya’ now has the perfect partner in BFI – needless to say it’s an honor to have a European premiere at the Lff in October.”

Mirzya is presented and produced by Cinestaan Film Company and Romp Pictures. »

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Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra presents New Age Indian Cinema for a global audience in Mirzya

30 August 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Marking a new era in Indian filmmaking and sure to win the hearts of cineastes globally, one of India’s most lauded filmmakers,Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, presents his latest cinematic masterpiece, Mirzya, releasing worldwide on 7th October, produced by Cinestaan Film Company and Romp Pictures.

Mirzya is helmed by the visionary filmmaker and auteur that is Omprakash Mehra, whose accomplished body of work includes critically hailed sports biopic,Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, and celebrated Indian drama, Rang De Basanti – BAFTA-nominated for Best Foreign Language Film and India’s official selection for entry to the Academy Awards.

Mirzya embodies new age Indian cinema at its finest, introducing a new generation of acting talent in principals, Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher, alongside Anuj Choudhry, all of whom make sweeping screen debuts in this compelling love story, conveyed in the director’s inimitable style. Supporting them onscreen is Anjali Patil and a seasoned ensemble »

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Mirzya Preview

12 August 2016 12:12 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Releasing this Dusshera, October 7th, is Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s romantic drama Mirzya. Written by the legendary Gulzar, Mirzya is a musical with music created and crafted by Shankar Ehsaan Loy. The film introduces Harshvardhan Kapoor, Saiyami Kher, and Anuj Choudhry to the big screen and also stars internationally renowned actors Om Puri, Art Malik and K.K. Raina.

Mirzya is an epic love story that plays out in contemporary times – inspired by the folk tale of “the legend of Mirza – Sahiban” … a tragic love story that finds resonance in other tales such as Romeo and Juliet, Laila and Majnu.

A timeless folktale about star-crossed lovers is played out in two parallel worlds, one real, and one fantastical. As the lovers grapple with forces that seek to keep them apart in both avatars, they discover that even a moment of true love is worth an entire lifetime.

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Harshvardhan Kapoor is dialogue-less and has double role in Mirzya

2 August 2016 3:39 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Harshvardhan Kapoor, the most promising debutant of 2016 actually treated his two characters in Mirzya as belonging to two different films. Says a source close to the project, "Since the two roles he plays in Mirzya are not connected in any way Harshvardhan worked on the characters as though they belonged to two different films. He developed a different body language and speech pattern for both the characters. He acted as though they were two different persons in two different films." Interestingly, there are no dialogues for Harshvardhan's Mirzya. "The entire saga of Mirzya and his ladylove Sahibaan unfolds without dialogues. Throughout the shooting of the love story no words were exchanged between the two onscreen lovers played by Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher," says a source. This explains to some extent the reputation of the introverted recluse that Harshvardhan has acquired. "He was not required to speak lines on camera. »

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Incredible Mirzya Trailer

23 June 2016 10:52 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

A film we definitely have on our list of “Must Sees” is Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Mirzya! Starring Harshvardhan Kapoor, Saiyami Kher, and Anuj Chaudhary, the action romance inspired by the folk tale of “the legend of Mirza – Sahiban”, is an epic set in contemporary times. Filled with heightened drama and action packed sequences in the visually rich terrain of Rajasthan, the folklore story of the film unfolds in flashes of a fantastical universe set in the awe-inspiring landscape of Ladakh.

Talking about the film, Mehra said in an earlier interview, “I saw the play [Mirza Sahiban] during college around 30 years ago and its story stayed with me. It’s a very unique story. Sahiban is a very strong protagonist, and that attracted me a lot to the folklore. This is a unique one. It’s a tragedy.”

The story was written by the great Gulzar, who Mehra calls his mentor and guru. »

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Incredible Mirzya Trailer

23 June 2016 10:52 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

A film we definitely have on our list of “Must Sees” is Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Mirzya! Starring Harshvardhan Kapoor, Saiyami Kher, and Anuj Chaudhary, the action romance inspired by the folk tale of “the legend of Mirza – Sahiban”, is an epic set in contemporary times. Filled with heightened drama and action packed sequences in the visually rich terrain of Rajasthan, the folklore story of the film unfolds in flashes of a fantastical universe set in the awe-inspiring landscape of Ladakh.

Talking about the film, Mehra said in an earlier interview, “I saw the play [Mirza Sahiban] during college around 30 years ago and its story stayed with me. It’s a very unique story. Sahiban is a very strong protagonist, and that attracted me a lot to the folklore. This is a unique one. It’s a tragedy.”

The story was written by the great Gulzar, who Mehra calls his mentor and guru. »

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Mirzya trailer to be launched at Iifa

22 June 2016 9:51 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

We recently got a glimpse of the eternal love story of Mirza and Sahiban in the recently released teaser of Mirzya. While everyone is anxiously awaiting the trailer of the same, filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has decided to launch the same on a much bigger platform.

With the entire Bollywood gearing up to attend the international awards gala Iifa in Madrid Spain, we hear that Rakeysh too is headed to the city. The launch of the trailer of his most ambitious film has been planned during the award ceremony. The said trailer will be unveiled on June 23. Reviving the folklore of eternal lovers Mirza and Sahiban, Mirzya is adapted to suit the taste of contemporary audiences. Marking the debut of Anil Kapoor's son Harshvardhan as well as model-turned-actress Saiyami Kher, Mirzya is written by renowned poet and lyricist Gulzar and is set in the backdrop of Rajasthan.

With music »

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“Udta Punjab Is The Most Original And Jolting Film Since Rang De Basanti” – Subhash K Jha

18 June 2016 12:32 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Udta Punjab

Starring Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Diljit Dosanjh

Directed by Abhishek Choubey

Who thinks of such a story to tell?! Only a mind that is either supremely screwed-up or stunningly sorted. In director Abhishek Choubey’s case, I’d go with the latter.

Udta Punjab is a work of contemporary art so audaciously unprecedented in its vision and execution of a subject that is topical and timeless, you wonder if Bollywood, as we love and hate it, is finally growing up.

On the other hand lest we forget, filmmakers in the past like Bimal Roy, Guru Dutt and Gulzar constantly prodded and pushed mainstream Hindi cinema into areas of darkness, not fearful of the unlit interiors of the human heart.

Abhishek Choubey takes this forward to an altogether new high, the politically empowered human drama of Bimal Roy’s Do Bigha Zameen (the migrant’s plight in the city, »

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Look into the magical world of Mirzya!

8 June 2016 8:04 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra unfolds the intricate canvas of Mirzya in this new video release, opening up a beautiful and unexplored world of an untold love story.

A timeless folktale about star-crossed lovers is played out in two parallel worlds, one real, and one fantastical. As the lovers grapple with forces that seek to keep them apart in both avatars, they discover that even a moment of true love is worth an entire lifetime.

Produced by Cinestaan Film Company & Romp Pictures and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, the story of Mirzya has been written by poet and lyricist Gulzar, with music created and crafted by the musical trio of Shankar Ehsaan Loy, exquisitely shot by gifted Polish Dop, Pawel Dyllus and has been edited vividly by P. S. Bharathi Mehra.

The film introduces Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher, along with Anuj Chaudhary, all of whom make a dramatic entry in this untold love story, »

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Vishal Bhardwaj, Gulzar and Disney India unite to bring back memories of the Jungle Book India grew up on!

23 March 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

How do you separate Mowgli and the stories of Jungle Book that we grew up watching every Sunday with the joyous track “Jungle jungle pata chalaa hai..”?

You don’t! And that’s what Disney India is doing next. Bringing this memory back! In a very special collaboration with Vishal Bhardwaj and Gulzar, the studio is releasing a reversion of the original track composed by the duo 23 years ago!

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnO1usyMyEo

“Jungle jungle baat chali hai pata chala hai…’ was not only my first successful song but, more importantly, it was my first collaboration with Gulzar saab. We were under a huge time constraint when we first made the song and didn’t even have a moment to process what we were doing. We could never have imagined how popular it would be! After 23 years it’s been an absolute delight to revisit the song. »

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