Mithya - External Reviews

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

The tongue-in-cheek, sharp humor might not make you roll on the floor but surely makes you laugh out loud. Unfortunately this is only in the first half. The crisp plot withers away and the acting wanes as the climax approaches.

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24 reviewers have given Mithya an average rating of 4.3/5.0 (?)

18 yays
1 nays
5 so-so

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Thumbs up by Amodini, Amodini's Movie Reviews ...What gladdens my heart furthermore, is the fact, that not only are film-makers moving away from the ordinary, they are actually pushing the envelope to give us interesting, intelligent cinema.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...Indiscernibly and cleverly laced with moments of light humour, the plot of โ€˜Mithyaโ€™ straddles across different genres (comedy to thriller to mysterious farce) with incredible aplomb.... full review

Thumbs up by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...Alternating dazzlingly between slapstick and soul, the actor gives one of those performances that can only be described as career-defining.... full review

Thumbs up by Rachel Fernandes, Bollywood Mantra ...Mithya has several layers and they are brought to the fore by director Rajat Kapoor in an extremely adept manner... full review

So-So by Fatema H Kagalwala, Business of Cinema ...But after the series of montage that the first half an hour is, the film settles down or seems to and thatโ€™s where all the trouble begins.... full review

So-So by Abhishek Mande, Buzz18 ...it incorporates elements of the mainstream Hindi cinema and blends it quite well into this 'experimental' genre... full review

Thumbs up by Smriti Mudgal, DearCinema ...The film is dark, it takes you time to digest the end... full review

Thumbs up by Bikas Mishra, DearCinema ...multi-layered narrative of love and loss, memory and amnesia, success and failure, life and death, performance and reality and of course truth and Mithay (a lie).... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'souza, Glamsham.com ...After Rajat, credit goes to Ranvir for his complex act enacted with puzzling precision!... full review

Thumbs up by Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times ...Throughout, the wickedly funny screenplay by Kapoor and Saurabh Shukla, incorporates an emotional undertow... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...MITHYA has the courage to tell one of the most novel stories we've ever watched on celluloid... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...Each scene is crisply written, deftly directed and has its relevance to the script.... full review

Thumbs up by Evita Saldanha, M TV ...Neha Dhupia tries so, so, sooo hard to act but ends up looking plump & pretty. Oh sorry, meant pretty plump... full review

Thumbs down by Amit R Agarwal, merinews ...Rajat Kapoor was much better in Mixed Doubles. Here, he is unable to give a just treatment to the climax.... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...Its brand of humour is quirky, whimsical, and black at its best.... full review

Thumbs up by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...Post-interval the pace slows; the tension scatters and the proceedings become decidedly random.... full review

Thumbs up by Jahan Bakshi, Now Running.com ...Revealing more of the unpredictable story which skillfully steers itself through various moods... full review

So-So by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com ...The first half of the movie takes you by surprise but the second half disappoints... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ...Director Rajat Kapoor pieces together a melancholic, deeply metaphorical and yet straightforward tale of moral redemption.... full review

Thumbs up by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...The screenplay and the direction suggest that we are watching a meaningful Hollywood cinema but the reality is a suggestively different Indian vision on the celluloid... full review

Thumbs up by Raja Sen, Rediff ...Despite significant humour almost throughout, this qualifies as a bonafide thriller, a story with wheels within wheels that unfolds briskly enough... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The film is technically competent and the background music is notabl... full review

Thumbs up Upper Stall ...The mid-budget film doesn't seem compromised and has a some high-quality actors playing not-so glamorous parts... full review