Surrogacy is fast catching up as many and many people are hopping onto the bandwagon of surrogacy which has become a boon for the women who are unable to conceive or those who doesn’t want to go through the pains of pregnancy due to one reason or the other.
Mimi produced by Maddock Films and Jio Studios is one such film that revolves around surrogacy and ordeals of a surrogate mother which is streaming now on popular streaming platform Netflix.
Mimi (Kriti Sanon) who wants to be an actor has to become a surrogate mother to a foreign couple Summer (Evelyn Edwards) and John (Aidan Whytock) as she was offered Rs.20 lakhs for doing her job which she badly needed to get a chance to fulfil her dream.
But things take an awkward turn throwing the life of Mimi out of gear and all her dreams to become an actor go for a toss as she has to become a real mother and bring up the child she has given birth under strange circumstances.
How did Mimi come out of this imbroglio and what happens to her surrogate child is the remaining story of Mimi.
Kriti Sanon showed her refined acting skills and her transformation, physically and mentally was amazing in the titular role.
Pankaj Tripathi nailed it one more time in the character of Bhanu Pratap while Sai Tamhankar as Shama has displayed her perfect acting potential.
Manoj Pahwa and Supriya Pathak as parents of Mimi have done their part exceptionally well.
All others, Jacob Smith as Raj, Nutan Surya as Kainkayi, Atmaja Pandey, Jaya Bhattacharya, and Sheikh Ishaque Mohammed as Aatif have fared well in their roles.
Behind the scenes
Inspired by Marathi flick Mala Aai Vhhaychy, the story of Mimi was improvised by Laxman Utekar and Roshan Shankar by upgrading the sensitivity quotient along with other key elements in the story.
The brilliant screenplay by this duo further upped the mood of the film without either getting more melodramatic or cliched.
Some of the comic situations gel well with the narrative making the film thoroughly enjoyable.
The director, Laxman Utekar who made his mark with Luka Chuppi has once again displayed his shades of brilliance by effectively portraying the ordeals of a surrogate mother and made Mimi into a well-crafted film on surrogacy and motherhood.
The background score composed by A.R. Rehman was magical that has become instrumental in elevating Mimi to the next level particularly the compositions of ‘Rihaayi De’ was heart touching while the other ones ‘Param Sudnari’, ‘Aane Ko Hai Mehmaan’, ‘Fuljadi’, and ‘Choti Si Chiraiya’ were appreciable.
Akash Agarwal, the cinematographer scored positive marks for effectively capturing the picturesque locales of Rajasthan in their full glory.’Mimi’ Review: A well-crafted film on surrogacy and motherhood
The true-to-life characters and an appealing storyline not forgetting the career-best performance by Kriti Sanon makes Mimi a definite watch.