2h 14m, ‘U/A’ Certified.
What Is the Film About?
Sailaja (Taapsee Pannu) is working undercover to bring to light the child trafficking related to a guy named Ram Shetty. Only when he is caught ‘live’ in the act can lead to outrage and action be taken against him as he has big contacts.
Meanwhile, Raghupati, Raghav and Rajaram are three kids dreaming of going to Mumbai. They want to earn big money by kidnapping Dawood. The movie’s basic plot is how these unrelated tracks get connected and what happens in the end.
Taapsee playing an investigative journalist is fine. She doesn’t have a full-length role, but her character is key to the movie’s main thread. Taapsee brings the usual undercurrent intensity to use for the part that deals with the serious crime of child trafficking. The interaction with kids in the second half is done neatly despite the far-fetched scenario she operates in.
The three kids, Harsh Roshan, Bhanu Prakash and Jayateertha Molugu, are the mainstay of the movie. They drive the narrative from start to end with occasional punctuation by Taapsee. Each child artist has been given unique characterizations, which are portrayed effectively. Harsh Roshan is like the leader of the pack, but each has equal weightage. The fun banter they have feels genuine, and one can see the team has made that effort to get the ‘bonding’ right. It is what works for them.
Swaroop RSJ of Agent Sai Srinivas Athreya fame directs Mishan Impossible. It is a crime comedy genre movie with three kids as the protagonist being the unique thing.
Much like Agent Sai Srinivas Athreya, the core plot involving the kids is inspired by real-life events. It is what started the process of scripting. When we watch the movie, one gets the impression that this is what the director too enjoyed the most, writing and creating the world.
The kind of humour expected from kids as protagonists are established at the start. If that’s silly or ridiculous, then it is a red flag at the beginning itself. However, there is an enjoyable first half if one doesn’t mind it. The writing is decent, with occasional sparks that remind us of his debut work.
The movie holds interest due to the silly but joyous banter of the kids. The whole plot of them leaving for Mumbai and ending up in Bangalore is alright. The bits involving Taapsee in between add to the intrigue on the whole. There isn’t anything exceptional, but it works.
The second, unfortunately, takes a serious turn. The change in tone is palpable, but that is not an issue initially, as there is some gripping quality to it. The sequences involving the child recollecting abuses (post-rescue), for example, add a lot of weight dramatically. One expects the serious momentum to continue with the thriller angle.
Sadly, the over the top silliness takes over what follows next. The entire spy cam angle is ridiculously executed even though the idea is right. The brief connections to the characterizations of the kids are an example of the director’s insight and ability to use them freshly for payoffs. Still, the overall execution leaves a lot to be desired. And it gets progressively worst with the climax taking the cake in this regard.
Overall, Mishan Impossible has a decent first half, provided one doesn’t mind the silly humour (involving the kids). Unfortunately, the same silliness undoes all the hard work in the second hour as it dilutes the plot’s seriousness.
Performances by Others Actors
The movie has limited actors, but they are given decent roles. Hareesh Peradi as the child trafficker and Ravindra Vijay as assistant to Taapsee are good choices. They do well in the scope given to them, especially the latter.
Harsha Vardhan, Suhas and Sandeep Raj appear in brief parts. They are okay. The rest of the cast has nothing much to do and are used to fill the world.
Music and Other Departments?
Mark K Robin’s music is alright, but it is the background score where he scores. He has earned a name for work in the thriller genre, and he shows his prowess again with Mishan Impossible. Deepak Yeragara’s cinematography is good considering the budget and the small scale attempt. There is visible energy to the proceedings at times. The editing by Raviteja Girijala, too, is alright. The technical department has done a neat job overall.
Kids Fun Banter (Despite Silliness)
Parts Of First Half
Ridiculous Last Hour
The entire stretch using the kids to bring to light the child trafficking crime needs an overhaul.
Did I Enjoy It?
Yes, Very Few Parts
Will You Recommend It?
Mishan Impossible Movie Review by Mirchi9
Mishan Impossible has good writing in parts, and the kids are fabulous, the background score, too, is good for a thriller, but a ridiculous and silly (ending) last hour spoils everything. Eventually, it is a disappointment coming from the director of Agent Sai Srinivas Athreya.
— Mark K Robin, who has been impressive with his BGM, particularly in the thriller genre, is at it again in Mishan Impossible. He also worked on the director’s debut Agent Sai Srinivas Athreya.
— Taapsee meets the kids. They are now part of a bigger mission.
First Half Report:
The first half of Mishan Impossible is simple but decent (keeping the expectations in mind), mainly due to the kids casting and the writing. An bit of intrigue is added with Taapsee’s presence. The second half holds the key now to see where the movie ends.
— RRRs lands in Bangalore instead of Mumbai. Interval.
— The RRR friends ( Raghupathi, Raghava and Raja Ram ) have a common goal to become famous and get rich.
— Mishan Impossible show started. Story starts in Hosur and quickly shifts to Bangalore and then to another place. Taapsee sets a mission to catch an influences child trafficking goon red handily.
Mishan Impossible Review, USA Premiere updates will being shortly. Stay tuned.
Mishan Impossible is a small film with a big heart. It comes from Swaroop RSJ, the director of the cult movie Agent Sai Srinivas Athreya. The movie is all set to hit the big screens amidst biggies.
In the past, we have had several examples of scenarios where a small movie worked at the box office despite clashing with a biggie. A situation like that is becoming very rare, but even now, we see a small film clicking when arriving a week later. Mishan Impossible will be hoping that it’s the case with its fate at the box office.
Mishan Impossible stars three kids, Harsh Roshan, Bhanu Prakash, and Jayatheerta Molugu, in the lead. Accompanying them in a solid supporting role is none other than Taapsee. The movie is positioned as a crime thriller, but with lots of entertainment. The theatrical trailer has worked with the target audience. The real question is will it translate into numbers?
With the Ugadi holiday on its second day, Mishan Impossible is perfectly poised to succeed, at whatever level it may be, if there is positive word of mouth. Of course, it must be superlative as there is RRR running alongside it.
A success here, even if critical, will put Swaroop RSJ as another young talent to look out for in Telugu cinema. The production house, Matinee Entertainment, too would bolster its presence in the market as a production house with a keen eye for content. They have in the past backed movies like Gaganam, Kshanam, Ghazi, Wild Dog, and Arjuna Phalguna, besides producing the yet to release biggie Acharya.
As always, Mirchi9 will give you a ‘First-On-Net’ Mishan Impossible review honestly and genuinely. Watch this space for our updates.