We are finally getting around to watching Mithya.
This movie has been recommended by many readers of the SearchIndia.com blog.
Directed by Rajat Kapoor,Â Mithya features Ranvir Shorey, Neha Dhupia, Naseeruddin Shah, Saurabh Shukla and Manu Rishi.
We’ll update this post after we finish the movie.
Update (after watching the movie):
Mithya is a decent movie and Ranvir Shorey delivers a decent performance as an aspiring actor caught up in a whirlpool of circumstances outside his control.
But the story of an everyday lookalike guy replacing a dreaded gangsterÂ has been beaten to death in the old Billa (Rajinikanth), new Billa (Ajith), old Don (Amitabh Bachchan) and new Don (Shahrukh Khan).
Sure there are some differences between Mithya and Billa/Don but to tell the audience that a bunch of hardened gangsters wouldn’t be able to quickly identify that their leader is an impostor is to stretch credulity and mock our intelligence.
And the amnesia angle introduced later is so tiresome. In how many gazillion Hindi movies have we seen that.
We didn’t think too highly of Nehu Dhupia in this movie too. If she hasn’t matured as an actress by now, we guess she never will.
Neha plays the moll of one of the gangsters and an aspiring actress.
Naseeruddin Shah and Saurabh Shukla as the gangsters Gawde and Shetty respectively are effective. Both are fine actors and it would be a surprise if they weren’t.
Still, the inadequacie of the story aside Mithya is aÂ refreshing change from the usual Bollywood balderdash.
Bottomline, Mithya is a movie worth watching.