Mirza Juuliet Reviews External Critics

By Jaidev Hemmady (1/5)

Films about star-crossed lovers are mostly inspired by Romeo And Juliet and the legend of Sahib-Mirza. So what do the makers of this particular film do in an attempt to bring something new to the table? They combine the two aforesaid legends to come up with Mirza Juuliet starring Darshan Kumaar and Pia Bajpai. Juulie Shukla (Bajpai) is the badass sister of political strongman Dharmraj (Priyanshu Chatterjee), who beats eve-teasers with a sandal and gives it back to anyone who tries to act fresh with her. When Juulie comes across her long lost childhood buddy Mirza (Darshan), who is a contract killer, sparks are bound to fly.

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By Vishal Verma (2/5)

A sad example highlighting the eagerness of filmmakers like Rajesh Ram Singh to be the Tarantino, Kashyap and Vishal Bhardwaj's of tomorrow. Targeted for the new age generation that prefers to stay in the twilight zone, MIRZA JUULIET is a well shot desi, rural spaghetti roughly based on the Punjabi folk lore Mirza Sahiba. This well shot dim witted clone of the adaptations done by VB of Shakespeare tragedies falls terribly short on passion and energy.

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By Letty Mariam Abraham (2/5)

A TYPICAL plot sprinkled with expletives, raunchy sequences and one quirky song is all that 'Mirza Juuliet' is made up of. The film follows a formulaic pattern, but a few performances attempt to hold it together. The story revolves around a killer for hire, Mirza (Darshan Kumaar), who retired from the world of crime following a political murder, and his childhood friend Juuliet (Piaa Bajpai), who is engaged to the local politician's pervert son. Juuliet is bold, yet innocent, and relies on one of her three brothers' (Priyanshu Chatterjee) political clout to exert dominance.

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By Rohit Bhatnagar (2/5)

In the era of experimental cinema, Mirza Juuliet lacks every possible aspect of a good film. Director Rajesh Ram Singh directed a TV series called Service Wali Bahu and now the film seems like a sequel to the show titled Mirzapur Wali Bahu. Well, set in Uttar Pradesh, Mirzapur, Mirza Juuliet starts off quite well but fails to impress till it reaches to the climax.

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By Saibal Chatterjee (1/5)

It isn't the audience alone that's at the receiving end of the battering-ram that is Mirza Juuliet. Shakespeare, too, is merrily driven to the ground. The film foists the burden of an extra 'u' upon the fair name of the bard's most famous heroine (which, of course, is the least of its offences). It also proceeds to maul the character totally out of shape (and that's absolutely unforgiveable, but then what did we expect from a film that can't get its spellings right?). Mirza Juuliet is a rough-hewn, rambunctious tale of a gratingly garrulous small-town girl who is sucked into a blood-spattered conflict between her three loutish brothers and an exploited and disillusioned Muslim youth who has nothing to lose.

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By Surabhi Redkar (1/5)

After a politician gets shot in a religious conflict in Mirzapur, things are tensing up on the political front. On the other hand, taking the town on her head is Jullie Shukla (Pia Bajpai) who is the sister of a influential politician, Dharamraj (Priyanshu Chatteerjee) and is also set to marry an even bigger political family. Her fianc Rajan Pandey (Chandan Roy Sanyal) is a sex maniac and Jullie is quite tired of his antics pre-marriage itself.

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The Times Of India
By Reza Noorani (2/5)

Contrasting sneakers with garish, loud Punjabi kurtas is Juuliet Shukla (Pia Bajpai) a feisty girl in Mirzapur, UP who bullies anything that moves - from the local bus conductor to her childhood friend Mirza (Darshan Kumar). She throws her weight around town as she is the darling sister of Dharamraj (Priyanshui Chatterjee), a powerful local goon who wants to marry her off to the son of another powerful politician, the very randy Rajan Pandey (Chandan Roy Sanyal).

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The Indian Express
By Shubhra Gupta (0.5/5)

Here's yet another desi version of a beloved Shakespearean classic attempting a reboot of its tale of doomed young love. Mirza (Darshan Kumar) is Muslim and poor. Julie (Pia Bajpai), the film's Juuliet with a double 'u', is Hindu and upper-class. The twain meet, and, love blossoms. Well-made, this could have been an explosive, much-needed subversive cinematic incursion into territory increasingly shrinking in real-life: in an Uttar Pradesh where the dominance of anti-Romeo squads and 'love jihad' is making lives miserable for young people, just being able to imagine opposing viewpoints, could have been liberating.

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Hindustan Times
By Subhash K Jha (3.5/5)

More than midway into the turbulent take on the destiny of star-crossed lovers on the run, the Uttar Pradesh ki Juliet aka Julie, who has been raped by her sexed-up fiance, is told by her father-like elder brother to calm down."I shouldn't be saying this. But my sister, you are so pretty. Any man would get carried away," giggles big brother Priyanshu Chatterjee anxiously, unwilling to break an alliance that means huge political gains for him and his family.

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