Mithya is about a struggling actor name VK (Ranvir Shorey) who dreams to make it big in the film industry. One day he witnesses a murder scene and inform the cops about it. Just chilling in the barber shop, he gets aducted by thugs. When he thought he was going to die, the thugs indicate they want VK to act in a real role. Because VK resembles a Don name Raje, VK is to impersonate Raje's lifestyle. Will VK do it?
Mithya was recommended to me twice. First of all, just looking at the posters and stills, I thought Mithya was going to be a comedy like Mixed Doubles, which I saw and liked. Like Mixed Doubles, Mithya has Rajat Kapoor directing it and starring Ranvir Shorey. Rajat Kapoor impressed me with his acting in Corporate. He impresses me more with his storytelling and directing skills. So I finally got a copy of Mithya and decided to watch it.
Ranvir Shorey is an amazing and underrated actor. Although he looks goofy and can act goofy depending on his character, he astounds me when he has a serious character. I usually see him in supporting roles. However, when he teams up with Rajat Kapoor - the movie is sure to make an impact on you. Ranvir was just too good as VK. From the beginning scene to him as a junior actor to impersonating a dangerous Don, Ranvir makes you glue to his character wondering what will happen next. He's such a versatile actor that the majority of audience just don't see that because of the type of films he chooses to be in. Just a side note, I'm so happy he and Konkona Sen Sharma are engaged now. (Read article here.) I think they make such a cute couple. She's my favorite working actress right now due to pure acting talent.
Neha Dhupia plays Sonam. She works for the gangsters but ends up falling in love with VK. Sonam's love for VK was so sweet. She risked her life to help him out. Neha has always been playing second fiddle to other actresses or a sexy item girl or even films that didn't show others her acting capabilities. Ever since I saw her in Ek Chalis Ki Last Local, I was amazed by her acting. I've never seen Neha acted this well before. I'm glad she is picky about her roles but yet stay sexy in item songs when she wants to. Forget the other Miss India's who has no talent (ahem Celina Jaitley, sorry fans, she's gorgeous but can not act). She and Gul Panang are Miss India's Beauty + Brains.
Naseeruddin Shah rarely disappoints. He plays Gavde, the leader of the gang. He sets up VK to impersonate Raje.
Vinay Pathak plays Ram, Gavde's sidekick. Ram is the brains of the mission to get VK to play Raje.
Although the movie is more "arty," there were comical times. The scene when VK's picture was taken and compared to Raje was funny. At first I thought the movie would end up like Super Star but I was wrong.
Even though the movie doesn't focus on VK and Sonam's short love story, Sonam gets punished for falling in love with VK.
After watching the movie, I was still thinking about it. I was unsure whether or not I liked it. I was mad the movie wasn't long enough. (It was only 1 hour 45 minutes). Plus in the middle of the movie, about five minutes or so of the film wasn't subtitled!! It just dropped. Then I thought about how brilliant the film was made. The fast paced movement of the film keeps you waiting to see what will happen next. Thinking whether or not, VK can go through with pretending to be Raje got me anxious for him. The movie has a good twists and turns in the film (not too many like Race). Looks like a comedy but it's not. It's a simple, well-made, low-budget, undderrated film worth watching if you like these type of movies.