Koratala Siva’s Mirchi (2013) Movie Review


Cast: Prabhas, Sathyaraj, Anushka Shetty, Richa Gangopadhyay, Nadhiya, Adithya, Brahmanandam, Dinesh, Satyam Rajesh, Srinivasa Reddy, Nagineedu, Raghu Babu, Sampath Raj, Benarji, Subbaraju, Supreeth, Hema, Karthik, Mamilla Shailaja Priya and Hamsa Nandini
Director: Koratala Siva
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Censor Certificate: A
Runtime: 155 Minutes

Jai [Prabhas] is a cool, fun loving architect, who believes anything and everything in life can be changed with Love. In Italy, Jai comes across Manasa [Richa], soon they turn into friends, to see her happy, Jai lands in India. As usual with his charms and goodness he becomes close to Manasa’s faction family. When the family accepted Jai to be their sun-in-law, Jai reveals his past life which is connected with Vennela [Anushka] who is part of the rivalary group for Manasa family. What’s the reason for rivalary between both groups? What is the past life of Jai? Does it connected to Richa or not? What is the end of this triangle love story? Forms the crux of the story.

Prabhas is looking very handsome in this movie. He suited the character very well and got into the skin of the character. Even Anushka is suited the role well and her performance is decent. Richa gives a wooden performance, but she makes a decent impression with her looks. Subbaraju is impressive. Nagineedu and Satyaraj are good. Bhramanandam comedy is alright. Sampat Raj steals the show again though he has done those kinds of roles in many films.

Story of the film is very routine and it is the script that is the weakest link here and that is evident all along. The scenes and even some locations remind us that this is a rather meek hodgepodge of situations from quite a few films from the past, like Brindavanam, Student No.1, Badra, Jalsa, Bindas, Shankam. Screenplay of the film is unimpressive. Direction is mediocre.

The director could not succeed in maintaining grip in narration. He could not bring out emotions in scenes of separation and climax episode. Dialogues by Koratala Shiva are adequate. Photography by Madhie is neat. Music by Devi Sri Prasad is a definite asset to the film. All the songs are good and catchy. ‘Kattuka Kanullu’ and ‘Darlingey’ are very impressive on screen. Editing by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao is alright. Art work by A S Prakash is Promising. Production Values by UV creations are grand.

It is evident that this fractured storyline was created to include everything that a viewer will expect from a Prabhas film. Even then, it is difficult to understand why those behind the film didn’t try to come up with even a remotely interesting theme. Instead, the whole attempt has been to amuse the audience with style which starts to look plain boring after a while.

Now, if this is what you expect for the price of a movie ticket, it may be an Okay fare. But for all those who look forward to more quality entertainment, avoid this disappointing film.

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5 thoughts on “Koratala Siva’s Mirchi (2013) Movie Review

  1. hi bro u write reviews very genuinely. I found ur reviews very close to my opinions. I decide whether 2 watch or not some movies after looking at review. Wat u wrote about MIRCHI is totally correct. I felt very boring watching this movie. I still cant understand how this movie turned out to be a hit. Tastes of audience are getting lessened day by day. They are getting satisfied very cheap products

    1. “The director could not succeed in maintaining grip in narration”
      Go and direct and maintain the grip.

      He could not bring out emotions in scenes of separation and climax episode. You go and squeeze the emotions.
      You just publish the comment where somebody praising you and you dont publish any others. Crap man!

      1. Do you need to be a CHEF to comment on the QUALITY of a dish that’s served? But with films, you have to have a TASTE for them.

        & I’m not interested in direction. It’s like me asking you to become a chef just to show you can. Makes no sense…

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