MIMI (2021): Film Review
Laxman Utekar brings up again a taboo subject of surrogacy to the fore after Luka-Chuppi in 2019 as a director. The film is beautifully managed with humour, drama, emotions and most important entertainment, entertainment, entertainment. Though it’s a remake of Marathi film Mala Aai Vhhaychy!, But it’s presentation is unique. The film is produced by Dinesh Vijan after Roohi in 2021 with Jio Studios.
Kriti Sanon plays protagonist as Mimi. Mimi is lured to be a surrogate for a foreign couple by taxi driver, Bhanu Pratap Pandey, played by Pankaj Tripathi. Mimi’s friend Shama, played by Sai Tamhankar, helps her to hide it from Mimi’s parents. However, the foreign couple leave without taking the child, why? Pl watch at Jio Cinema. And they come back to claim the child, why? Again watch to enjoy the whole story. The narration again impresses with its unique idea of a Christian couple’s baby in a Hindu womb, nurtured by a Muslim family. It’s a real unity in diversity in India, the peace loving and caring country.
Kriti Sanon shines with her performance. She could even win a National Award for this. Pankaj Tripathi is equally good. In fact the performance of even side actors is excellent. The cinematography, the camera angles, dialogues, the unit set up, all are too good. The film’s best part is it’s humour which keeps coming after a while and keeps the audience attached to the movie. The movie has interesting turns of events after regular intervals to break the monotony. But the film falls flat on music and songs. Had there been a good support of music it could have been a blockbuster.
A must watch movie with family and friends.
Rating: 4 out of 5
16 August 2021