Kriti Sanon and Pankaj Tripathi starring movie Mimi has released and the movie shows both the actors taking a stroll on an emotional path through societal taboo of surrogacy. Mimi is the remake of Samruddhi Porey’s National Award-winning Marathi film “Mala Aai Vhhaychy”, which was released in 2011. But as expected the remake has several fantasized Bollywood twist which somehow is not so relatable. Mimi is now streaming on the famous OTT platform Netflix.
About The Storyline
Mimi is the story of a young and fierce girl (Kriti Sanon) from the state of Rajasthan who dreams to be an actress in Bollywood. Like any other small-town girl with big dreams, she also needs money to go to Mumbai and try her fate in the film industry.
With the kind help of a driver, Bhanu Pratap Pandey (Pankaj Tripathi), she meets a foreign couple who wants her to be a surrogate mother for a lump sum price of Rs 20 lakh. Mimi agrees for the sake of the money, but unexpected consequences and problems start following her around.
The story of Mimi is exactly like the movie Mala Aai Vhhaychy. However many changes have been made in the lead character to make it more family-friendly and more suitable for the taste of bollywood. While in Mimi, the central character looks modern and confident, in the original, she is more regular and is shown fighting the society all alone.
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Laxman Utekar’s Bollywood Essence in the Movie
In order to win the emotionally driven Indian audience, Laxman Utekar, who has also co-written the film, has went away overboard with emotions, so much so that at one point it gets a little annoying. The screenplay also tests our patience by going good to bad and then to good again. As far as the direction point of view, Utekar has improved from his previous Hindi directorial venture, Luka Chuppi.
Kriti Sanon’s Attempt to be Women-Centric
Kriti Sanon, in the role of Mimi, attempts to make her name in the new world of women-centric cinema, which is currently dominated by Taapsee Pannu and Alia Bhatt. To some extent, she succeeds in her attempt and gives a promising performance, her best yet. A huge scope of improvement can be detected as she doesn’t realise when her acting turns into overacting.
Pankaj Tripathi Brings Bhanu to Life, And Other Supporting Characters
Pankaj Tripathi is phenomenal as Bhanu as always and he is the sailor for the boat and he doesn’t lets the boat sink. Sai Tamhankar, who plays Mimi’s best friend Shama, plays her part. She is innocent, selfless and there for her friend no matter what.
Manoj Pahwa and Supriya Pathak play Mimi’s parents and give a satisfactory and decent performance. Another actor who deserves a mention in this list is the child actor who plays Aatif, a student of Mimi’s father.
Background Scoring By AR Rahman
The original songs and background score for Mimi are composed by AR Rahman. All lyrics are written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. While the songs go well with the storyline, they fail to leave any long-lasting impact.
A Stroll through Surrogacy
Mimi is a great attempt at bringing a social taboo like surrogacy to the centre stage. However, in trying to make it more entertaining and emotional, the makers go overboard which lost the main essence of the movie. The film is basically an emotional rollercoaster and is a one time watch.