Most films just entertain you, some films teach you, while some are just for a one-time watch. . With an IMDb rating of 8.3/10, Mimi is one of that one-time watch categories.
Bollywood’s relationship with surrogacy dramas is highlighted with a film by Laxman Utekar, 'Mimi' is a remake of Samroudhhi Porey's National Award-winning Marathi film 'Mala Aai Vhhaychy!' (2011)
Kriti Sanon plays Mimi, a 'young and fit woman in small-town Rajasthan. She dreams to become a Bollywood actress. This dream dissolves when an American couple enters into this story, where they need a child from a surrogate mother. And the connector between the couple and Mimi is " Driver Bhannu", played by Pankaj Tripathi. With the hope of money for a photoshoot, Mimi agrees to be a surrogate mother. Director Laxman Utekar’s Mimi, his second with star Kriti Sanon after Lukka Chuppi, is no exception.
The deal gets final, and then Mimi (aka Kriti Sanon) gets pregnant, where to hide this news, Kriti halts in her friends' house, Shama, played by Sai Thamankar. The comic writing is impressive, and Pankaj Tripathi has done it very well. The way Kriti has turned herself into Mimi, a surrogate mother, where she has to carry the baby-bump and walk, run is appreciable.
While Kriti is fine, nourishing with healthy food, for the baby, and suddenly, the American couple John and Summer run back to America as they get to know that there is a biological disorder in the baby. Kriti aka Mimi finds it difficult to accept this incident. The scene where she applies talcum powder to hide her tears makes more impact on the story, then decides not to abort the baby, and then the struggle with the secret of this Surrogate Mother finds difficult paths. Whereas Mimi's parents need to know the father of the baby, pointing towards Pankaj Tripathi aka Bhanu, attempts are made, but not with that impact comedy manner, Mimi makes a new conflict in the story.
The baby jumps into the world, and there is a mix of feelings around Mimi, with taking care of a white baby, roaming the paths of Rajasthan, and seeing the bond between the mother and son, melts our heart and that was the attachment moment with this film.
While the unexpected twist takes place and John and Summer, return to India, claiming to return the child to them, and threatening Mimi and her family. In the end, the emotions take over the nature of human being and John and Summer adopts a girl child from the orphanage.
Kriti has done her part very well, compared to her role in before projects.
While Pankaj Tripathi, with his comic timing and his acting, is somewhat less energetic, but satisfying. Summer (Evelyn Edwards) and John (Aidan Whytock), did their parenting role at their are even.
Overall, an emotional drama film, and could be a One-Time Watch. This movie is streaming on Netflix.
Here's the link to the trailer