Rajesh Ram Singh’s movie Mirza Juliet is based on the real life stories where daughters are made sacrificial cow for personal benefits. Family honor you know.It is a story which revolves around a girl from Uttar Pradesh also called Uttar Pradesh ki Juliet aka Julie, who is 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 the elder brother Priyanshu Chatterjee who is unwilling to break the alliance which means huge political gains for him and his family.
The most disturbing moment in the film is when Pia Bajai(the heroine) is made the sacrificial cow instead of protesting against the rape.
Mirza Juliet is a love sage on constant heat. The major characters of this film are not afraid to discuss sex where the heroine asks the romeo if he has ever had sex. The sexual bluntness of the film is a major asset. It gives to the otherwise-modest narration a voluptuous fulsome look. Mirza Juliet is like a land-rover ploughing through a muddy bumpy road in pursuit of a dragon that needs to be slain before it turns around to devour the film’s energetic overtures indicating minds that want to leap higher than conventional love stories, but are not always able to negotiate that chasm that separates Will from Target.
Darshan Kummar, memorable as Mary Kom’s compassionate husband and the honour-killer brother in NH10, brings a quiet strength to the role of the troubled Muslim youth who is tired of being used as a political pawn. Pia Bajpai is all over the place. She is brash and bawdy.
The film can be called refreshing because there was no issue shown regarding the lover’s religious identity as their problem was only social status. Nonetheless the film is well crafted. And it builds up to a thoughtful and thundering climax where Mirza and Juliet get their comeuppance. Mirza Juliet is fun while it lasts. It has a certain celerity in its narration and the cocky confidence of the kind that Kapil Sharma displays when he speaks English although he is not fluent in the language.
Altogether the film is refreshing and bold at the same time. You should give it a shot!!