Feature name: Mimi
Cast: Kriti Sanon, Pankaj Tripathi, Sai Tamhankar, Supriya Pathak and Manoj Pahwa
Directed by: Laxman Utekar
OTT: Netflix and Jio Cinema
‘Mimi,’ an official adaptation of the National Award-winning Marathi film ‘Mala Aai Vhhaychy!,’ depicts the storey of a girl from Jaipur who aspirations to be a Bollywood ‘top heroine.’
The film begins with a childless European couple searching for a healthy girl to carry their kid in India. They reject the girls they meet in Delhi and continue their hunt in Jaipur.
When Pankaj Tripathi (Bhanu), who plays a driver, drives the foreign couple to a hotel where they see Mimi (Kriti Sanon) playing, he comes to their rescue.
The childless foreign couple, John and Summer, like Mimi and choose her to be the surrogate mother for their kid.
Mimi, on the other hand, is fighting to make ends meet by playing for Europeans and other visitors in expensive hotels. She does this in order to travel to Mumbai and pursue her ambition of becoming an actor.
When John and Summer suggest paying Mimi a large sum of money in exchange for bearing their kid, Mimi agrees.
Mimi hides her pregnancy from her family by staying at her best friend Shama’s (played by Sai Tamhankar) residence. When Mimi’s stomach shows up, Bhanu goes to Shama’s house as her husband to avoid raising eyebrows in the community. Because Shama’s character is shown as a Muslim in the film, Mimi wore a burka the entire time and no one could tell who she was.
This causes a slew of issues for Mimi, who refuses to abort the child and instead chooses to give birth to the child. When Mimi’s parents and the rest of society learn the truth, things go ugly.
Because society does not comprehend surrogacy, Bhanu chooses to go along and pretend to be the father of the child in order to save Mimi’s image. However, when Bhanu’s wife arrives at Mimi’s house in search of her husband, the truth is revealed in front of all.
Not only Mimi, but the rest of the family accepts the youngster as their own. Mimi decided to name her kid Raj after her love of Hindi films.
This leads to an emotional journey for all of the characters in the film, as it is brilliantly depicted in ‘Mimi’ that one does not need to give birth to be a true parent.
‘Mimi’ is not only about surrogacy, but also about childlessness, orphanage, racism, and a variety of other concerns. Kriti Sanon represented the emotional struggle with oneself, society, and dreams to perfection.
Though this is Kriti Sanon’s strongest performance to date, the writing did not do credit to the brilliant acting skills of Pankaj Tripathi, Sai Tamhankar, Supriya Pathak, and Manoj Pahwa. However all these actors are among the brilliant actors who play crucial roles in ‘Mimi.’
Pankaj Tripathi, being the flair artist that he is, did, nevertheless, do full credit to his character in the film. He’s like great wine; with each performance, he improves.
We with all our heart give the film 3.5 stars.