Mimi Movie Review. Kriti Sanon and Pankaj Tripathi film is an emotional rollercoaster

Cast: Kriti Sanon, Pankaj Tripathi, Supriya Pathak

Director: Laxman Utekar

There’s is no sure-shot formulation for the success of a remake in Bollywood. We have terrific remakes of some common movies, and then there have been some that could not match the brilliance of the unique. To resolve which class Laxman Utekar’s Mimi belongs is a little bit tough. And now we have our causes for that. Mimi is the remake of Samruddhi Porey’s National Award-winning Marathi film Mala Aai Vhhaychy, which was launched in 2011. A film based mostly on surrogacy, Mimi is undoubtedly a decade late to speak in regards to the taboo matter in our society. But, higher late than by no means. However, with the intention to make it interesting to the plenty, the makers went overboard and Bollywoodised it to the extent that it grew to become melodramatic past our urge for food.

Mimi is the story of a younger woman (Kriti Sanon) from the state of Rajasthan who needs to turn into an actress in Bollywood. Like another small-town woman with massive desires, she additionally wants cash to go to Mumbai and strive her luck within the film trade. With the assistance of a driver, Bhanu Pratap Pandey (Pankaj Tripathi), she is available in contact with a overseas couple who needs her to be a surrogate mom for Rs 20 lakh. Mimi agrees for the sake of the cash, however sudden penalties comply with. The story and plotline of Mimi are precisely like that of Mala Aai Vhhaychy, nonetheless many modifications have been made within the lead character to make it extra family-friendly. While in Mimi, the central character seems to be fashionable and assured, within the unique, she is extra common and is proven preventing the society on their lonesome.

In order to win the emotionally charged Indian viewers, Laxman Utekar, who has additionally co-written the film, has not shied away from going overboard with feelings, a lot in order that at one level it will get a little bit irritating. However, we get our justifiable share of laughter in between, particularly when Pankaj Tripathi will get to play his area. The screenplay additionally checks our persistence by going good to dangerous and then to good once more, each 10 minutes. As far as route is involved, Utekar has improved from his earlier Hindi directorial enterprise, Luka Chuppi.

Watch the trailer of Mimi right here:

Kriti Sanon, within the function of Mimi, makes an attempt to make her identify within the new world of women-centric cinema, presently dominated by the likes of Taapsee Pannu and Alia Bhatt. To some extent, she succeeds in her try and offers a promising efficiency, her greatest but. But is it sufficient? We see an enormous scope of enchancment as she does not realise when her performing turns into overacting. Pankaj Tripathi is phenomenal as Bhanu and it won’t be an exaggeration if we are saying that he is the anchor within the film who does not let this ship sink. From humorous to emotional, the actor excels in each scene with sheer finesse. Sai Tamhankar, who performs Mimi’s greatest pal Shama, performs her half to the T. She is harmless, selfless and there for her pal it doesn’t matter what. Manoj Pahwa and Supriya Pathak play Mimi’s dad and mom and give a passable efficiency. Another actor who deserves a point out on this record is the kid actor who performs Aatif, a scholar of Mimi’s father. His comedian timing is unmatched and it won’t be a shock if we see him in additional movies sooner or later.

The unique songs and background rating for Mimi are composed by AR Rahman. All lyrics are written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. While the songs complement the storyline and go along with the plot, they fail to go away any long-lasting impression.

Mimi is an important try at bringing a social taboo like surrogacy to the centre stage. However, in making an attempt to make it extra entertaining and emotional, the makers lose alternative. The film has some actually humorous scenes, and if melodrama is one thing you do not thoughts, you need to undoubtedly give Mimi one watch.

It is presently streaming on Netflix.

3 out of 5 stars

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