Foreigners come to India for surrogacy and this business is flourishing. The film based on this is ‘Mimi’ which tackles a serious subject in a light-hearted and entertaining manner. The story of the film is very strong and keeps the audience hooked till the end.
Mimi (Kriti Sanon), who lives in a city in Rajasthan, dreams of becoming a Bollywood heroine. He needs money. On the other hand, driver Bhanupratap Pandey (Pankaj Tripathi) travels with an American couple who are in search of a girl who can give birth to a child for them.
Mimi is liked and she agrees for the money. Mimi tells the family that she is going to Mumbai as she has got a film. She starts staying at her friend Shama’s (Sai Tamhankar) house. The American couple leaves Bhanu with Mimi to take care of her. After this such a twist comes in the story that there is an earthquake in the life of Mimi and Bhanu.
The film is based on the 2011 Marathi film ‘Mala I Whychay’. There are many such twists and turns in the film that make you laugh. Mimi staying with her Muslim friend, talking to shopkeepers outside her house, many scenes between Mimi and Bhanu, Bhanu’s wife coming to Mimi’s house, Bhanu and Shama’s father face-to-face, all have become good. .
The film keeps running and more than one scene keeps coming. Along with comedy, emotional scenes also go on. The writer and director have saved these scenes from getting too emotional and it is a matter of praise. Mimi’s giving birth to a white child and the atmosphere that has been created for her is wonderful. The screenplay of the film is well written. Hard work has been done on small scenes. They are designed to be entertaining.
Some may complain that the story is not believable. Things like Mimi getting ready for surrogacy so early, her family not reacting sharply to this, things like this shocks the film, but the priority of the writer and director was to make the film entertaining, so they are more into these things. Don’t get confused The film also slows down in the last half hour.
The film does not vehemently raise the issue of foreigners finding girls for surrogacy in India. It could be worked on. Although the film definitely indicates that this ‘business’ has spread in India.
Director Laxman Utekar has kept his grip on the entire film. Well done from the cast and kept the curiosity of the audience intact till the end. The film could have ended in many ways, but the ending shown seems logical.
Kriti Sanon appeared in top form and this is the best film of her career. He has presented Mimi’s bindaspan in a good way on the screen. Pankaj Tripathi is an amazing actor. His timing in the comic scenes is excellent. He also adds something extra from his side in the scene, which adds to the scene.
There are many talented actors in the film. Manoj Pahwa, Supriya Pathak, Sai Tamhankar have played their roles in a memorable way, although Sai did not get much opportunities. Evelyn Edwards and Aidan Whytock make an impact as the alien couple.
The songs composed by AR Rahman help take the story forward. ‘Choti Si Chiraiya’ and ‘Rock a Bye Baby’ are worth listening to.
Overall, ‘Mimi’ doesn’t delve much into the depth of the talk, but is entertaining.
Producer: Dinesh Vijan
Director: Laxman Utekar
Music : AR Rahman
Cast: Kriti Sanon, Pankaj Tripathi, Manoj Pahwa, Supriya Pathak, Sai Tamhankar
- 2 hours 12 minutes 28 seconds
*Available on Netflix and Jio Cinema
- Rating : 3/5