| | 2013-02-08

Prabhas, Anushka, Richa Gangopadhyay, Satya Raj, Brahmanandam and Others

Director - Koratala Siva
Producer - Vamsi Krishna Reddy
Banner - UV Creations
Music - Devisri Prasad

Young Rebel Star Prabhas is back with Mirchi after his Rebel bombed at the box office. This time Prabhas opted for a commercial venture and let's see how the result is..

What is it about?

Jai (Prabhas) is the son of Deva (Sathya Raj), who wants his village to live in peace. However, Jai is a hot blooded youth who can't take anything lightly. Due to Jai his father's twenty years of hard work goes waste and results in severe bloodshed. In this process Jai also loses his mother and gets abandoned by his father. Now Jai is on a mission to correct his mistakes. What he does for bringing back peace in his village is the crux of this story.


Prabhas is as charming as ever. He portrayed a role which has two dimensions and Prabhas just sleep walked through the role. It is tailor made character for him. His performance in emotional scenes is the highlight of this movie. His fans would fall head over heels for his handsome looks as Jai. Anushka is limited to second half of the film. She is cute. Richa is fine. Satya Raj gave a decent performance as Prabhas's father. Brahmanandam's comedy works at times. Tamil actor Sampath Raj got a pivotal role as the main villain and he is competent. Hamsa Nandini sizzled in the item number. All others did well in their respective roles.

On the Technical Front:

Devi Sri Prasad steals the show with foot tapping numbers as well as wonderful melodies. Songs are one of the major highlights of this movie. Background score is decent too. Cinematography is excellent. Editing could have been finer in the first hour.

Writer turned director Koratala Shiva proved that he is a very good dialogue writer yet again. He has done a very fine job as director. This is commendable work for a first timer. Especially with the routine script he chose to make his debut, Shiva did well in holding it. A little bit of fine tuning can make him into a bankable director.


Mirchi doesn't have anything new in terms of content. It is like every other commercial movie which follows the same formula. What works here is the dynamic presentation of the lead actor. With one of the hottest hunks at offer, director made maximum use of his image and heroic abilities. Second hour is racy with thumping action episodes. Climax is a dampener.

First half is slightly sluggish in pace and lacks the energy that is necessary for a commercial film. Director made sure to get it right and tight in the second hour. All the action scenes in the second half have come out well. Prabhas is rocking in these scenes. His chemistry with Anushka is awesome. That magic is missing in his scenes with Richa.

Mirchi is a predictable, routine commercial film that strikes right chords with the target audience. This film has necessary ingredients to stay afloat at the box office. With no big films to compete with it for few weeks, it should be cake walk for Mirchi at the ticket windows.

Verdict: This Mirchi is Spicy!