- Film: Mirchi
- Cast: Prabhas, Anushka, Richa Gangopadhyay, Sathyaraj, Nadia, Brahmanandam, Nagineedu, Ajay, Sampath, Subbaraj, Sathyam Rajesh, and others
- Music: Devi Sri Prasad
- Lyrics: Ramajogayya Sastry
- Cinematography: Madhie
- Art direction: A S Prakash
- Editing: Kotagiri Venkateshwara Rao
- Produced by: Vamsi - Pramod
- Banner: UV Creations
- Story, screenplay, dialogues and directed by: Koratala Shiva
- CBFC Rating: A
- Run Time: 155 Mins
What's it about!
AnalysisLike the film's title, Mirchi is a masala entertainer that is packaged in new tetra pack with pulsating action sequences and clap worthy dialogues. Prabhas has proved himself in romantic dramas ( Darling and Mr.Perfect) as well as with action entertainers. Hence the debutant director Koratala Siva has tried to incorporate both the elements in Mirchi in which Prabhas is shown two different shades of characterizations - an urban guy who charms women and the other one is a full-blooded youngster who takes on villains with swords. Prabhas is presented very stylishly in the movie. His characterization, pre-interval action episode and the other action episode where in Prabhas drag s Sampath in a jeep, and dialogues are the film's asset in an otherwise predictable masala movie. Story has nothing new as many scenes remind us of several films that came in the recent past.
Brahmanandam provides some comedy in the first half, while second half of the movie offers some good action episodes.
Performances!Prabhas has tried different look altogether and comes up with good performance too. His uber cool attitude and dressing style stands out. Anushka as always looks beautiful and livens up the moments in the second half. Their chemistry is perfect especially in the beautifully shot song - Idedho Bagundhe. Richa is okay in her brief role. Sathyaraj as Prabhas's father lends dignity and Nadia looks beautiful too. In other roles, villain Sampath gets noticed for his performance, while Brahmanandam brings in some good laughs.
Devi Sri Prasad's music is big asset to the film. All the songs are good although the placement of the songs in the second half is bad. Cinematographer Madhie brings rich look to the film with his cool camera work and the film has rich production values too. Costume designer should also be commended. Writer turned director Koratala Siva has shown his talents in dialogues that make Prabhas's fans go in whistle mode. But as a director, he has miles to go.
Bottom-line!Mirchi showcases Prabhas in different avatar. Neat package of masala moments and Prabhas are the strengths. Mirchi is a decent entertainer and time pass flick.