Mirch (The Chilli) is a 2010 Hindi film starring Konkona Sen Sharma and Raima Sen in pivotal roles.It is directed by Vinay Shukla.The film began filming in Bikaner, Rajasthan. The film revolves around four short stories based on issues of women emancipation. Raima Sen and Konkona Sen Sharma star in two of these short stories. The film premiered at the I View Film Festival on September 26, 2010. The film will have a theatrical release on December 10, 2010.
Maanav (Arunoday Singh) is a struggling filmmaker who will not compromise on the script he has written. His girlfriend Ruchi (Shahana Goswami), a successful film editor, arranges for him to meet film producer Nitin (Sushant Singh), who is not very convinced about Maanav’s script. Maanav then suggests four stories on infidelity, woven together by a common story. The film itself echoes this structure, with four stories mingling with the main narrative.
Konkona Sen Sharma as … Lavni / Anita
Ila Arun as … Kesar
Sushant Singh as … Nitin
Boman Irani as … Asu Hotmal
Prem Chopra as … Raja Nirgun Singh
Raima Sen as … Maya / Manjula
Tisca Chopra as … Seema
Pitobash Tripathy as … Various
Saurabh Shukla as … Satish
Rajpal Yadav as … Kashi
Shreyas Talpade as … Manjul
Shahana Goswami as … Ruchi
Arunoday Singh as … Maanav
Pushkar Shrotri as … Kaushal Bhatt
The film’s songs and film score were composed by Monty Sharma, who had worked on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s previous film Saawariya. The lyrics are penned by Javed Akhtar.
No. Title Artist(s) Length 1. “Kaare Kaare Badra” Shankar Mahadevan
2. “Mann Bhi Hai” Bela Shende
3. “Mora Saiyyan” Ila Arun, Girish Chattopadhyay and Chaaru Semwaal
4. “Tikhi Tikhi Mirch (Folk Version)” Skalpana Patowary
5. “Tikhi Tikhi Mirch (Western)” Akriti Kakkar
6. “Zindagi Tu Hi Bata” Kunal Ganjawala, Vaishali Samant and Sharmishtha