Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s (ROM) Mirziya is a romantic tale inspired by the folktale of Sahiban and Mirza.

Written by noted filmmaker, lyricist and author Gulzar, the film is a contemporary take on the legendary love story and will introduce Anil Kapoor’s son Harshwardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher. Meanwhile, the ROM has completed recording the music of the film, and helped the youngsters rehear extensively to prepare them for their debut, roping in teachers in each department while spending a lot of time with them himself.

With this film, Mehra tries his hand at a new genre —love, something he hasn’t done before. The film has been shot in Ladakh and Rajasthan.

There is no doubt that it will be an intense love story. There is horse-riding, there is bike chasing, there are guns in modern times. You are then also treated to Dothraki-like hotties riding through the lakes of Ladakh in another life. This era has bows and arrows and a promise of all-consuming love.

Saiyami and Harshvardhan’s dialogue delivery doesn’t feel convincing. Their expressions are painful even in the scenes the duo is supposed to be happy for each other. Then there is the stable and there is a hint of steamy scene resembling the one of Anil Kapoor with Dimple Kapadia in Jaanbaaz. So are we to assume the fruit has not fallen very far from the tree?

Daler Mehendi’s singing pierces your heart. This gives hopes to fans of Shankar Ehsaan Loy. Music and lyrics shall match the breathtaking shots captured by Pawel Dyllus.