Mumbai Mirror revolves around Abhijeet Patil, a hardcore action packed cop, who can neither tolerate violence against women nor crime in his area. He comes across a drug racket led by Shetty, who runs several bars in the city. One of the dancers, Rani, knows Abhijeet well and seduces him. She keeps using him under Shetty's directions without realizing that Abhijeet is not the usual cop they were thinking him to be. But soon, a lot of players get involved in this game: a game that takes various twists and turns, with most of them against Abhijeet. But he's sharp enough to fight it out, all alone. With the help of Jia, a reporter from Mumbai Mirror and his colleagues, Abhijeet sets out on a rampage that takes various paths with various turns leading to the final showdown : which can be won by nothing but by checkmating the opponent. Written by
Mumbai Mirror Review : A spellbinding cop film that entertains till it ends
Movie : Mumbai Mirror (UA)
Rating : 4/5
Cop films are the basic ones of Bollywood. Usually an actor, who has become a mass hero, wears the khaki and does what every "mass hero-like" cop has to do: fighting, "dialoguebaazi", romance, and turning the tables on the villain. But very few are those who do such cop films to be one a mass hero, before they have become one. Many fail, many succeed. But if they work, they just work. Sachiin Joshi too has tried to portray a mass hero-like cop in his action thriller MUMBAI MIRROR, in which he plays a cop who does not just what every "filmy" cop does, but also something that usual ones don't do.
MUMBAI MIRROR is a realistic actioner that comes with pretty cools accessories in it: action, crime, drama, romance and of course, thrill. This film might appear a regular one from its synopsis. But once you watch it, you realize that it's something you have and you haven't seen before. Director Ankush Bhatt has placed thrills at right moments without disclosing any hint to them. This is what takes the cake, if not complete, then at least more than half of it. From beginning to end, there are several twists and turns that create a mystery which even you would like to solve. This is at least better than the film's promote as thrillers by their directors, but when you start watching them, they turn out to be drama films indeed. Ankush deserves a pat on his back for not doing this.
Sachiin Joshi carries the film on his shoulders. He looks dashing as a cop willing to uproot crime from his land. His dialogue delivery and fighting skills are likely to work among a major section of audiences, especially the mass audiences. Prakash Raj is though in a similar role to what he played in Wanted and Singham, yet he is entertaining. Heroines Vimala Raman and Gihani Khan have nothing much to do, except for entertaining the hero, and indirectly, the viewers. Sudesh Berry and Mahesh Manjrekar are good. Prashant Narayanan deserves a special mention for his performance though his role isn't too big enough.
The story might appear simple, but it's the screenplay that is a major plus. The film ends on an unpredictable note and leaves you completely satisfied. The visual effects are good for a film like this. The action of the film is its biggest plus point. The fights are choreographed and executed very well. The music is however, average barring a few songs. The editing is good, but still it could have been even better. The cinematography is good and the locations are good.
Overall, MUMBAI MIRROR is a well made and well plotted film that deserves to be watched, really. Despite of the number of times having watched cop films, yet it never looks like a deja vu. It looks real, and that's why, it's a complete mass entertainer.
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