- Harshvardhan, Saiyami are making their Bollywood debuts with Mirzya
- Mirzya is based on the Punjabi folklore of Mirza Sahiban
- Regional films like Pulimurugan, Premam, Rekka also release today
Movie-goers will welcome two fresh names - Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher - in theatres today as their Bollywood debut Mirzya
hits screens. Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Mirzya
is based on the Punjabi folklore of Mirza Sahiban.
Harshvardhan and Saiyami's film has already garnered rave reviews from the who's who of Bollywood
following special screenings of the film. Shot in unexplored locations of Ladakh and Rajasthan, Mirzya
promises stunning visuals and breath-taking locales apart from an intense love story. Mirzya
also marks veteran lyricist Gulzar's return to screenwriting after 17 years.
Hollywood has Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
and Queen of Katwe
on offer today. Miss Peregrine
is a screen adaptation of Ransom Riggs' novel of the same name and stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L Jackson and Ella Purnell. Meanwhile, Mira Nair's Queen of Katwe
, set in Uganda, tracks the struggle of a 10-year-old slum dweller and her family.
The regional section has a lot of options to choose from. Malayalam film Pulimurugan
, Telugu project Premam
and Tamil films Rekka
also release across theatres today.