Mimi created a lot of hype before the release as actress Kriti Sanon didn’t waste a single opportunity to promote her film. The film couldn’t have a theatre release and was therefore released on Netflix on 26th July. The fans couldn’t wait till the weekend to watch the film as the movie views crossed over 1 million marks in just 48 hours.
The movie reviews garnered are mostly negative though. A normal story has been coursed into a drama and the film has been made on a subject on which the Indian audience could hardly relate. It was ChoriChoriChupeChupe, that showed surrogacy melodrama 2 decades back. Mimi is just one such kind but the movie failed to impress the audience.
Mimi Movie Review
Actor Pankaj Tripathi and Manoj Pahwa have been praised for their performances but the storyline lacked what makes appealing to the audience. Laxman Utekar has worked with Kriti Sanon and Pankaj Tripathi in Luka Chupi and therefore a lot was expected from this film. Kriti Sanon even put up nearly 10kgs for her role but all in vain as first the movie failed to have a theatre release and secondly the movie was nothing but 2 hours of waste. Thus, films have only accumulated backlash from critics and fans.
Kriti plays the role of a young and confident Rajasthani girl. Just like many, she wishes to become a Bollywood star but is short of resources. Her dreams get wings when an American couple comes to India looking for a couple who can give birth to their child. It’s Pankaj Tripathi who has played the role of a driver, who convinces Kriti to accept the offer as the couple was ready to pay her 20 lakhs for a shoot with Daboo Ratnani. The deal is closed and Kriti gets pregnant and that is where the twist and turn comes.
The couple refuses to accept the child and Pankaj Tripathi in the process of hiding this truth puts an element of comedy. However, the weak storyline will hardly make you laugh and perhaps will confuse you. The movie has a lot of whistling and music in the background which at times looks unwanted. Her parents learn about this as she lies to her parents that the child belongs to Bhanu (Pankaj Tripathi). For the small town of Rajasthan, her parents are more than cool because in reality not just the parents but even the entire town of Rajasthan would have boycotted such a couple.
The potent subject will need some time to get acceptance from the audience as the story looks untrue and this is where the problem with the film is. Mimi has just garnered 1 to 2 stars from most film critics and this film would be one-off duds in Pankaj Tripathi’s career which is scaling new highs. On the work front, Kriti Sanon would be next seen in Adipurush, Bachchan Pandey, and Bhediya. Pankaj Tripathi to have some interesting projects lined up with films like Lal Singh Chadha and Bachchan Pandey.