Mirch - External Reviews

wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

Sexual tension, neglect of a woman's urge, double standards, an artist's struggle in the big, bad world - all in one breath but without getting breathless. Thanks to some amazing wit inbuilt into the stories from folklore.

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42 reviewers have given Mirch an average rating of 2.7/5.0 (?)

12 yays
9 nays
21 so-so

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So-So by Abhijit Mhamunkar, AOL INDIA ...Despite the uniqueness of the main plot, each short story having the same culmination, ends up making the narrative a bit repetitive. ... full review

So-So by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...The song ‘Badra’ does stick to your tongue and so do some of the dialogues which are laced with obvious innuendoes.... full review

Thumbs up bigoye.com ...The format of the film takes its time to grow on the audience but once you are at it, you are glued to your seat ... full review

So-So by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...These episodes are uniformly dismissive of men as fools and cuckolds, but these aren’t strident feminist tracts either... full review

Thumbs up by Roshni Mulchandani, Bolly Spice ...Vinay Shukla walks away with quite an impressive film to his name. The issue at hand is incredibly relevant to and prevalent in current times, which makes the film a great watch.... full review

Thumbs up Bollywood Chaska ...When it comes to Vinay Shukla, people can trust the actor turned director to make a masterpiece out of a small budget film too!... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Karmalkar, Bollywood Chaska ...Even as a joke – a naughty one at that – the premise doesn’t hold.... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...Eventually, it falls short of expectations! ... full review

Thumbs down by Dhrithi Gulvadi, BookmyShow ...With not-so-good content, the film scores an average and endeavors to appeal to the proverb ‘Face is the Mirror of Mind’ by negatively stereotyping women and their drive towards contentment and pleasure. ... full review

So-So by Manu, Desi Martini ...He delivers a film that half as good - it delivers 2 crackling history lessons, plus another 2 not-so-crisp contemporary ones... full review

Thumbs up by Smita, Desi Martini ...Spicy plate of four golgappas... full review

So-So by Rhea, Desi Martini ...Zor ka tadka, medium ka jhatka! ... full review

So-So by Danish, Desi Martini ...Mildly spicy at best! ... full review

Thumbs up by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini ...Mirch is superb cinema. Not for its treatment, not for its direction, neither for its performances. Its superb, simply cause its been made. ... full review

So-So by Payal, Desi Martini ...The theme of the film seems to be out of the place and even the actors dont seem to know what they are supposed to do and what they are doing. ... full review

Thumbs up by Blessy Chettiar, DNA ...Sen and Sen Sharma play horny wives with ease, something we are not accustomed to seeing in Hindi cinema.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee , Film Impressions ...Kudos to Shukla for even addressing the question of women's sexuality and their need for happiness in a social order that's stacked so heavily against them. ... full review

Thumbs up by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...Without intending to-- at least overtly -- the film makes case for women’s emancipation from patriarchal rules.... full review

So-So by Sukanya Venkatraghavan, Filmfare ...Where the film could have been clever, slick and darkly funny, it’s mostly just pat down and flat... full review

So-So by Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham.com ...just about palatable... full review

So-So by Aakash Barvalia, Gomolo.in ...However writing part has some negatives in that, pre-interval stories are very striking with added good humour to it, but post interval stories are not pretty much convincing.... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...'Mirch' has moments of great fun, thanks to credible performances by Raima Sen and Konkona Sen Sharma as sexually liberated women who're unapologetic about their libidos.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...uses that most primal of acts in the most leaden of ways... full review

Thumbs down by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...faces bleak prospects at the box-office and not just because of poor promotion.... full review

So-So by Sarita Tanwar, MiD DAY ...While the idea is solid, it is flawed... full review

Thumbs up by Minty Tejpal, Mumbai Mirror ...Mirch has an evocative music score and the film moves at a brisk pace... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...Shukla’s portrait of the uncompromised filmmaker is clumsy and heavy-handed... full review

So-So by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ...Strong sexual gestures specially in a woman make for very unpoetic cinema. Love when linked to lust tends to lose its lyrical lustre.... full review

So-So by Preeti Arora, Rediff ...The sutradhar has always been an intrinsic part of our story-telling tradition. Here we have the trio -- producer, director and his girlfriend. Instead of serving as links between the stories, each sutradhar comes with his or her emotional baggage. An interesting premise, had it taken off successfully, but here it only pulls the film down. ... full review

So-So by Ruchi Mehta, Roochster ...Director Vinay Shukla’s very smartly used most of them more than once in all the stories in the movie and they’ve done a good job, except for maybe Arunoday Singh who was just ok.... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...And in a country, where crimes routinely take place against women due to their suspecting partners, this is perhaps too dangerous a film as well... full review

Thumbs up by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...Raima Sen is simply superb in both her stories. She oozes an impossible-to-resist sensuality and has the face of an angel which is a potent combination. ... full review

So-So by K K Rai, STARDUST ...Konkona Sen Sharma, the bong beauty who is famous for her superb acting, does not disappoint this time too, and comes out with a winning performance.... full review

So-So The Friday Freak ...Mirch is at best something that would have been a whole week storyline for a Doordarshan or a Zee TV short stories program, I am not sure that it actually made financial sense to get this movie into theaters with a supposedly ‘no biggie’ starcast.... full review

Thumbs down by Sudish Kamath, The Hindu ...it's a filmmaker who considers himself to be an artist who won't sell out, telling us that he has successfully packaged art cinema in a form we will more than willingly consume it in... full review

Thumbs up by Anuj Kumar, The Hindu ...the stories ultimately gel well with the connecting story of Manav and the climax has the requisite punch.... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...The garbled end and the misconstrued tenor of the film do act as a deterrent.... full review

Thumbs down by The Thirdman, Upper Stall ...Arunoday Singh as the struggling filmmaker as well as the illicit lover in 3 of the 4 stories is unable to hold the film together. ... full review

So-So by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India ...Its fun to watch women play a man's game and beat them at it fair and square... full review

Thumbs up by Kunal Guha, yahoo! India ...While the stories don't offer any remarkable twists, the dialogues could induce a chuckle or two. ... full review

Thumbs down by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...Raima Sen and Konkana played over-sexed women who are full of lust and sexuality. But it seems as if the two actresses have not been happy performing such characters.... full review