Sunday, July 13, 2008

Ranvir carries ‘Mithya’ with brilliance

ilm: “Mithya”; Cast: Ranvir Shorey, Neha Dhupia, Vinay Pathak, Irawati Harshe, Harsh Chhaya and Naseeruddin Shah; Director: Rajat Kapoor; Ratings: ***
Lucky are we, the famished cineastes, to get two films that merit more than a passing glance within one week - Rajat Kapoor’s “Mithya” and Rohit Jugraj’s “Superstar”.
Alas, no luck for the poor and damned Bollywood struggler VK (Ranvir Shorey) in Kapoor’s mellow, modern, mythic and mildly majestic “Mithya”.
Ranvir, who specialises in playing urban losers, plays the kind of Kafkaesque hero whose shoes you’d never like to be in. Unless you’re a sucker for misery, pain and doom.
Director Rajat Kapoor pieces together a melancholic, deeply metaphorical and yet straightforward tale of moral redemption.

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