'Mishan Impossible' hit the cinemas today (April 1). Produced by Niranjan Reddy and Anvesh Reddy on Matinee Entertainment, the film has a run time of 129 minutes.
Raghupathi, Raghava, Rajaram are three friends living in a village near Tirupathi. They are barely in their early 10s and are crazy about something or the other. Their quirks come together when they decide to nab Dawood Ibrahim by secretly running away to Mumbai.
In a parallel track, an investigative journalist named Sailaja (Taapsee Pannu) is doing her best to expose a child trafficking mafia. How the three kids and Sailaja end up embarking on a common mission is what the film is about.
The child protagonists have done an excellent job. Harsh Roshan, Bhannu Prakshan, and Jayateertha Molugu show cool comic timing. Without them, the film would have been Mishan Impossible, leaving everything diluted right from the start.
Taapsee Pannu's role is not full-fledged. It enters the screen and slides away for a very good part of the story. Her dubbed voice is not naturalisitc. Suhas and Sandeep Raj have cameo roles, while Satyam Rajesh and Harshavardhan, too, are in a similar space. Ravinder Vijay is average. Hareesh Paredi's voice comes off as Ajay Ghosh's voice. His performance is cliched.
The music by Mark K Robin helps the film sound and seem modish. The montage songs don't interrupt the flow, while the background music aids the impact. Deepak Yeragara's cinematography is another asset; visuals keep the film from seeming amateurish.
Edited by Ravi Teja Girijala's editing is fairly good. At 129 minutes (excluding the end credits and mandatory ads), 'Mishan Impossible' is not long at all.
This one is director Swaroop RSJ's second film. His debut outing, 'Agent Sai Srinivas Athreya', remains one of the finest comedy thrillers in decades. 'Mishan Impossible', however, is a mixed bag.
The first half is laced with a certain level of innocuous and ridiculous comedy that keeps us engaged. The child protagonists somehow manage to keep us invested in their mindless journey and laughable engagements. One of them is a wannabe filmmaker, the second one is a cricket-crazy idiot, and the third one thinks of himself as a GK prodigy while being a complete dumbo.
When the drama turns serious, the film struggles to keep itself afloat despite the logical flaws. The screenplay attempts to beef up the proceedings with one too many convenient plot points.
In 'Agent Sai Srinivas Athreya', we could empathize with the protagonist's improbable task more so because of his comical quirks. In 'Mishan Impossible', the kids' comical quirks stop exciting us after a point. And Sailaja's involvement looks peripheral and unemotional.
For all its inadequacies, the film still works to an extent. It's not a total turn-off.
'Mishan Impossible' needed a tight plot for the second half to work. It piques our interest as a comedy. However, as a thriller, it is burdened by half-baked ideas.