Mimi is the latest Bollywood comedy-drama movie available on Netflix Online Platform released on 26-Jul-2021 and has an unusual star cast which will arouse your curiosity to check out the story of the movie. The movie stars Kriti Sanon in Mimi Rathore's lead role, an aspiring dancer and actress in the local village. Manoj Pahwa and Supriya Pathak play the role of her father and mother respectively named in the movie as Mansingh and Shobha Rathore. Then we have the man who needs no introduction and can bring any script alive with his acting skills and the real concern for the cause of the story - we are talking about Pankaj Tripathi as Bhanupratap Pandey who plays a taxi or cab driver for rich foreign clients touring in Rajasthan. A special mention also goes to Sheikh Ishaque Mohammad as Aatif playing as one of the Mansingh's students who is learning music from Mimi's father. His dialogues bring in the necessary comedy at the times when the movie is going a little bit too emotional and keeps the overall pace of the movie intact.
The story is about a couple from the USA looking for a surrogate mother from India in exchange for money and all they want is a healthy kid from a healthy mother who is fit in all regards. Bhanupratap finds Mimi who wants to go to Mumbai to become an actress and wants some money to shoot a music video or to shoot a portfolio of her pictures to get started in the Bollywood film industry. The international couple is played by Evelyn Edwards as Summer and Aidan Whytock as John. The best part is that Summer knows Hindi and speaks it really well. Mimi's best friend is Shama, played by Sai Tamhankar, a student of his father's music classes and sings at the stage and dance shows where Mimi does the dance performances. Somehow Bhanupratap coerces Mimi into agreeing to become a surrogate mother while taking help from Shama as well. The three musketeers then take on the world on this adventure that will change their lives forever and this is the movie about that journey that happens in the next 9 months or so.
Mimi is a movie about a girl's emotions as she goes through being a mother and all the changes that happen in her body. It's a complicated process and any bad news negatively impacts the mind, body and soul of not only the child in the mother's womb but the mother and the family similarly. The American couple decides one day that they are not going to adopt the kid as the unborn child must have some kind of down syndrome. This news breaks Mimi and then everyone advice about dropping the child but there she held her belief despite everyone going crazy around her. This story is about the support she gets from her parents, Shama and Bhanupratap.
The kid is born and comes out to be a normal one with a complexion not matching Bhanupratap or Mimi. There are some nice comedy scenes at that point in time. Bhanupratap is situationally told as the father of the kid by Mimi to her parents which brings in much more comedy. Bring in his original wife and mother into the story and you will fall from your seats. Meanwhile, the kid is born and getting raised bringing much joy to the whole family. A small younger kid born into the family brings everyone together as they gel all of them to love and take care of him or her. The young boy is played by Jacob Smith as Raj Rathore.
In the end, the American couple returns to take their kid and there is some high-level emotional drama as Mimi takes some heartbreaking decision which is not agreed by the family members. Mimi is definitely worth watching with the whole of your family and it's a refreshing story which you must have not seen earlier with a good mix of comedy and certain factors of society throw into the script and story. Kriti Sanon has outdone herself and she is no longer a glam doll as shown in other movies. The music also is great and is given by the all-time greatest - A. R. Rahman. There are about 7 songs and released by Sony Music India. The director of the movie is Laxman Utekar who did Luka Chuppi with Kriti Sanon earlier and as I read and heard Luka Chuppi 2 is also in the making. This film is produced by Dinesh Vijan and Jio Studios. Have some time this weekend and watch Mimi on your Netflix OTT Platform. RATING 4.5/5
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