Mirchi is the story of Jai (Prabhas) who works in Italy as an Architect. He is happy go lucky youth who enjoys all his life to the fullest. He falls in love with Manasa (Richa Gangopadhyay) and on her request, he comes back to India. And there he wins the hearts of Manasa’s family and finally when they accept it, he reveals his past related to Vennala – Vennu (Anushka) who is the sister-in-law of Prabhas. Things turn topsy turvy from then. What is the bitter past between Vennela and Manasa’s family? And what happens next forms the actual story.
Rebel Star Prabhas looks superb in his formal wear and has delivered brilliant performance in Mirchi. There is more maturity in his acting in this movie when compared to his previous flicks. He looks superb in action, comedy, dance and sentimental sequences. Prabhas looks cool in his fights, especially when he wields a sword. He appears very settled in his scenes, he has already proved his worth in Chatrapathi to the masses, Darling endeared him to the family audiences. He has shown through Mirchi that if a mass hero does a film that everyone likes, the range is different. Prabhas is growing as an actor with each film. Anushka gets more marks as a naughty woman and Richa who always disappoints is just about okay. Devi Sri Prasad’s music brings out the energy and the mood especially Mirchi Lanti Kurrode rocked. Brahmanandam tickled the audiences in his own inimitable style. He plays the role of Veera Pratap who gets bugged when addressed as Pratapam. There are loopholes in the story as well. The first half doesn’t move first and then there is a flash back in the second half. By the time it is done, the film is wrapped up. It is definitely a problem with the screenplay.
Brahmi plays the role of Veera Pratap. His comedy is good if not great.Nadiya looks good as Prabhas’s mother Sampath had got a crucial role and his performance is good as Protagonist. Satyaraj is good in the father role he is offered. Adithya Menon, Bannerjee and Subba Raju are ok and they do their job. Sampath Raj is effective as the bad guy.