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BOMBAY TIMES (January 18, 2013)
Producer-actor Sachiin Joshi’s Mumbai Mirror, directed by Ankush Bhatt, revolves around the rise and fall of inspector Abhijeet Patil. The plot explores the nexus between dance bar owners and the Mumbai police and also talks about women’s safety. It has actors Aditya Panscholi, Prashant Narayanan, Mahesh Manjrekar and Prakash Raj playing important roles.
Sanjay Dutt says the film is relevant in current times. “Mumbai Mirror is different from all the cop films I have seen in recent times. The good thing is that Abhijeet is not a super-cop. He is real… like you and me. Right now women in the country are feeling unsafe and Abhijeet is a cop who protects them.”
Adds filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala, “I am a commercial producer. That’s my sensibility. Like my audiences, I also like to watch an entertaining film. I found Mumbai Mirror packed with masala. It is fast-paced and has good songs, action and drama. It’s total time pass.”
Trade analyst Komal Nahata says, “I was pleasantly surprised by the film. Ankush has made a fast-paced film, which keeps your interest alive. Writer Ghalib Asad Bhopali deserves a pat on his back for the several twists and turns. Sachiin shows a lot of improvement over his first film, Aazaan. He is completely into the character of the police officer.”
Mumbai Mirror, produced by Viiking Media & Entertainment Pvt Ltd, releases today.
BOMBAY TIMES (January 12, 2013)
In producer-actor Sachiin Joshi’s Mumbai Mirror, directed by Ankush Bhatt, half Afghani-half Spanish Giana Khan plays a sexy, ambitious and influential woman named Rani. Hers is a negative character who plays an important part in the nexus between policemen and dance bars.
About her role, Giana says, “To begin my career with a negative character was a risk I was willing to take. I was convinced of my part and the fact that I was working with a good team. The story is gripping and my role is very strong. Though I am nothing like Rani in real life, I had a good time working on the film.”
Giana also sizzles to an item number in the film with Joshi, who plays a cop, Abhijeet Patil. “Sachiin made me feel comfortable throughout the shoot. We also have a couple of lovemaking scenes, but he made me feel at ease. The track was shot very quickly at a dance bar set-up. I didn’t rehearse for more than five minutes; the outcome was fabulous,” she adds.
Mumbai Mirror, produced by Viking Media and Entertainment Pvt Ltd, releases January 18.
Parag Maniar (BOMBAY TIMES; January 14, 2013)
Actor-producer Sachiin Joshi’s Mumbai Mirror talks about women’s rights and safety. And, with news of the recent gangrape in New Delhi and the ensuing debate, the film, directed by Ankush Bhatt, will keep the fire burning. Says Sachiin, “My character, a cop, cannot tolerate injustice towards women and fights for their rights and protects them.”
Apparently, there is a gangrape sequence in the film, too. When asked whether it is an attempt to cash in on the recent incident, Sachiin denies vehemently. He says, “It is just a coincidence that a gangrape scene is there in my film. But the Delhi case is the most tragic incident I’ve read about and I would never even think of cashing in on something like that.”
Says Ankush, “We had shot the rape scene last year and never knew that this would happen in real life too. In the film, we have shown Sachiin meting out justice the way he thinks is right as he feels that going the legal way has its pitfalls.”
On his character, Sachiin says, “Abhijeet Patil doesn’t think twice before drinking on the job, snorting substances, hanging out in dance bars or betting money on cricket matches with bookies. Due to some circumstances, he loses his job. Thus, he becomes a bouncer in a nightclub and ends up protecting those women who men try to act fresh with.” He further adds that the hatred for cops is uncalled for. “I want to tell people, there are good cops and corrupt cops. Let’s not judge More >
Parag Maniar (BOMBAY TIMES; January 5, 2013)
After making his presence felt as the bad man in Wanted (2008), Singham (2011), Bodyguard (2011) and the recently released Dabangg 2, south star Prakash Raj is back with yet another menacing performance in Sachiin Joshi’s latest film, Mumbai Mirror. In the movie, Prakash plays Shetty, a dance bar owner at loggerheads with Sachiin, who plays a tough cop. “Thus begins a cat-and-mouse game where Raj challenges Sachiin’s dexterity as a cop,” says a source.
Prakash enthuses, “I am playing a bar tycoon for the first time and I adapted all the mannerisms that are of a typical bar owner. Also, since I am from the South, some of the mannerisms came naturally to me. The role challenged the actor in me, and I said yes to it instantly.”
The actor, who’s said to have a considerable fan following, adds, “Despite my villainous and evil performances, the audience finds me very endearing. Whenever I meet them in person, they request me to pose for pictures with them. Guess they like the Satan in me. But I want my fan base to grow more and more even in Hindi films. It gives me a sense of achievement and makes me happy.”
Mumbai Mirror, produced by Viiking Media and Entertainment Pvt Ltd, releases January 18.
BOMBAY TIMES (December 26, 2012)
The makers of Mumbai Mirror, an action thriller, are happy with the reaction to their film’s trailer which officially released with Dabangg 2.
Lead actor Sachiin Joshi is excited about the songs. He says, “Dhoom Pe Lakdi is special to me, because I have rendered a few lines in it. I had to hone my singing skills for a week before actually recording the track. All the main characters — Raja Bherwani, Gopal Singh, Rajendra Chawla, Sagar Kale and I — convey the power of the police force, albeit in a witty way. My character, Yeda Patil, depicts quirkiness.” To lend authenticity, the song was shot at real locations in Mumbai. The film also stars Giana Khan, Prakash Raj, Prashant Narayanan, Mahesh Manjrekar and Aditya Panscholi.
The other number, Marjawa Main Tere Naal that has been picturised at the heritage sites of Delhi, is a romantic song between Sachiin and his leading lady Vimla Raman.
Director Ankush Bhatt says, “I’m thrilled about the buzz.” In the movie, Sachiin plays a cop, who exposes the nexus between the police and Mumbai’s dance bar owners.
Mumbai Mirror, presented by Vikking Media and Entertainment Pvt Ltd, releases on January 18, 2013.
Sachiin Joshi’s look in Mumbai Mirror unveiled
Sneha Mahadevan (BOMBAY TIMES; December 17, 2012)
After a slew of cop-dramas that Bollywood has been witnessing over the past couple of months, actor Sachiin Joshi is all set to play the role of a cop in his next film, Mumbai Mirror. Sachiin plays Yeda Patil, a police officer who has his shades of grey and who makes no excuses to hide the same. Yeda Patil is good at heart, but often succumbs to his shortcomings like alcohol, drugs and bribes. The film revolves around the rise and fall of Yeda Patil’s life.
This film predominantly captures the struggle for the survival of the fittest in the city. Talking about his role, Sachiin says, “I play a cop who is very whimsical, yet strong-willed. He believes in being responsible and having his share of fun. Most films till date have only explored cops as characters. Here we have delved into the life of a cop and shown the real picture. The backdrop is that of the business of dance bars. We have explored the real reason behind why dance bars in Mumbai were shut. What a lot of people don’t know is that there was a lot of drug dealing and prostitution that was rampant in these bars.” About the film’s title he says, “We chose this one because it is our attempt at showing the true reflection of the city which is quite different from what has been portrayed so far. The film’s supporting cast includes Mahesh Manjrekar, Aditya Panscholi, Prakash Raj playing key roles.
Mumbai Mirror is More >
Shabana Ansari (DNA; December 8, 2012)
Reel life often emulates real life. So, it comes as no surprise that the character played by actor Sachiin Joshi in his next film Mumbai Mirror not only wants to shut down dance bars in Mumbai but is also called Yeda Patil. Ring any bells?
For those not in the loop, RR Patil is the Maharashtra Home Minister who was responsible for closing down dance bars in the city a couple of years ago. And though Sachiin’s character’s name in the film Mumbai Mirror is Abhijit Patil, he is referred to as Yeda Patil. In fact, there is also a song called Yeda Patil which is supposed to be one of the highlights of the movie. The song has recently hit television and the internet.
Though Sachiin denies that his character is based on the Home Minister and his way of implementing law and order, he agrees that Yeda Patil does borrow a few elements from RR Patil’s life. “If you are looking for similarities, then you can say that like the minister, Yeda has his own way of doing things”, he says.
The actor adds that the minister wanted to rid Mumbai of illegal activities and Yeda wants to do the same thing. “But R R Patil did everything in accordance with the law while Yeda takes matters in his own hands,” he concludes.
Parag Maniar (BOMBAY TIMES; November 17, 2012)
One of the songs in actor Sachiin Joshi’s upcoming film, Mumbai Mirror, has been shot at a number of heritage sites in Delhi. Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar, Tughlaqabad Fort and Agrasen Ki Baoli form the backdrop for the romantic number Marjawa Main Tere Naal.
Says Sachiin, “These monuments are an epitome of love and sync very well with the mood of the song. I know the Taj Mahal is the ideal monument of love, but I felt it has been exposed a lot in our films. So, we chose not to shoot there. It was creatively challenging to capture the architectural brilliance of these monuments.” He adds, “The song is a dream sequence showing the bond between me and lead actress Vimala Raman. Written by lyricist Shabbir Ahmed, it has been composed by Amjad Nadeem and sung by Sonu Nigam.”
About his role in the film, the actor reveals that he’s playing a cop, Abhijeet, who falls for journalist Jia, played by Raman and, thus, begins their flight of fancy. “The plot revolves around the nexus between cops and dance bars in Mumbai,” he concludes.