Directed By: Vinay Shulka, Mirch boasts an all star cast including Konkana Sen, Raima Sen, Boman Irani, Arunoday Singh, Shreyas Talpade, Shahana Goswami, Rajpal Yadav, Sushant Singh, Ila Arun, Pitobash, Tisca Chopra, Saurabh Shulka, Mahi Gill and Prem Chopra. The film has been praised at prestigious film festivals and stars including Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah as well as directors Satish Kaushik and Aparna Sen have praised the unique film.
Mirch interweaves four different stories set both in the present day in the past and they are about infidelity but there is much more. Director Vinay Shukla explained in a recent interview, “Mirch is structured like a square with a cross-section of 4 squares within it. Each square represents one season, has a different colour-palette and contains a story complete in itself with a witty twist in the end. The stories run the course of time; from ancient India to today’s India. The first story has been sourced from the ancient Sanskrit classic, the Panchtantra; the source of the second story is the 14th century Italian classic, the ‘Decameron,’ by Boccaccio. Inspiration for the third story comes from another ancient Italian story. Rest of the 2 stories are penned by me. While, under the garb of adultery, these stories celebrate womanhood; the film, also, grapples with the perennial conflict between the artist and the marketing forces.”
The music was composed by Monty Sharma of Saawariya fame. Have a look at the cool visuals accompanied by the rock laced ‘Kaare Kaare Badra’.
Mirch opens in theaters on December 10th!