mm The story of a girl who decides to become a surrogate mother. The year is 2013. Mimi Mansingh Rathore (masterpiece i say) lives in a small town in Rajasthan. She dreams of becoming an actress and moving to Mumbai. He is in contact with a man named Jolly (Nadeem Khan), who works in films. He asks her to move to Mumbai and pays a few lakhs to complete her portfolio and even shoot a music video. Mimi is not that rich and hence, she is trying to save. She does dance shows to earn. On one such show, an exotic couple Summer (Evelyn Edwards) and John (Aidan Whittock) come to see her. They have been looking for a surrogate mother in India for a year now as Samar cannot conceive. They are looking for a fit and healthy girl and when they see Mimi, they know that she is fit to give birth to their child. They are their driver Bhanu Pratap (Pankaj Tripathi) to persuade him. In return, they promise to give him Rs. 5 lakh to Bhanu. Bhanu readily agrees. He also manages to convince Mimi, especially when she is told that she will be paid Rs. 2 million. Mimi agrees to surrogacy but learns that she has to hide her pregnancy from her parents, Mansingh Rathore (Manoj Pahwa) and grace (Supriya Pathak) Hence, she lies to him that she has got a role in a film for which she has to go to Mumbai immediately. She goes to her friend Shama’s house (Sai Tamhankari) Bhanu also goes with her and pretends to be her husband. Mimi gets pregnant and all is well. A few months later, Summer and John conduct tests that reveal that Mimi will have a baby with Down syndrome. Summer and John are devastated by this development. He concluded that he had not signed up for it. They ask Bhanu to inform Mimi that she should abort the child. Without meeting her, they leave for their home country, the USA. Mimi is devastated to hear about their conduct. With no choice, she returns to her home. Her parents are apparently shocked. Mimi lies that Bhanu is the father of the child. Mansingh and Shobha are apparently not happy with Vikas but they accept it. Finally, 9 months pass and Mimi gives birth to a boy. What happens next becomes the rest of the film.
Laxman Uteka And the story of Roshan Shankar came in a Marathi film Mala VHHAYCHY. inspired by [2011; written by Samruddhi Porey]. The plot is gripping and heartwarming and has all the elements of a family entertainer. The screenplay by Laxman Utekar and Roshan Shankar is extremely impressive. The authors juxtapose the narrative with some very impressive visuals that keep the interest going. Also, there is a lot of humor in most parts of the film. Hence, it appeals to all types of audiences. Roshan Shankar’s dialogues are one of the finest things in the industry. The dialogues are witty and very well written and contribute to the entertainment quotient of the film to a great extent.
Laxman Utekar’s direction is superb. In his last outing, Luka Chuppi , the execution was a bit unstable. But here, he is in firm control. The film revolves around motherhood and surrogacy which are serious subjects. Still, he manages to add humor very reliably and he doesn’t make fun of the sensitive issues the film deals with. Also, how neatly he manages to change the tone of the film from funny to serious to funny again, it is commendable. Mimi’s journey from an aspiring actress to a handshake mother is aptly depicted. Laxman Utekar also deserves brownie points for his treatment of the various dynamics and relationships depicted in the film. Bhanu Pratap’s character is different in this respect. The way he stands rock solid with Bhanu including his wife Rekha (Atmaja Pandey) is heartwarming. On the other hand, the film gets a little longer in the second half. Also, the ending is a bit too sudden and predictable.
MIMI starts on a great note which explains the concept of surrogacy neatly. Mimi’s entry is early. How Mimi agrees to surrogacy is great. The scene where Dr Asha Desai (Jaya Bhattacharya) announces that Mimi is pregnant and this is where the audience realizes that the film will score emotionally as well. The song which pretends to be a Muslim couple of Mimi and Bhanu will definitely be loved. When Summer and John run away, Shocker collapses. But the makers don’t let the film get serious and soon, a track is put on pretending to be the father of Bhanu’s child and it adds to the fun. The scene where Rekha and Bhanu’s mother Kaikeyi (Nutan Surya) create a scene when they assume that Bhanu has married a second time is sure to bring the house down. The last 30 minutes are quite serious and are sure to leave the audience’s eyes moist.
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Talking about the performance, Kriti Sanon gives a very entertaining performance. She is in a way the lone lead in the film and she carries this responsibility very well. This is definitely his most successful performance and it is definitely getting appreciation from all sides. Pankaj Tripathi is at his best. No other actor could have done this role so well. He has given many memorable performances but this is definitely one of his best performances. Sai Tamhankar gives competent support and leaves a huge impression as a helpful friend. Evelyn Edwards and Aidan Whiteock are dominant. Jacob Smith (Raj) is very sweet and adds a lot to the film in the second half. Manoj Pahwa and Supriya Pathak are excellent as always. Atmaja Pandey and Nutan Surya are excellent in small roles. Jaya Bhattacharya is fair. Sheikh Ishaq Mohammad (Atif) adds to the humour. Nadeem Khan ok
AR RahmaniThe music is average and could have been better. ‘Shut the Sundari’ Works and is well choreographed. ‘Aane Ko Hai Mehmaan’, ‘Fuljadi’ And ‘release’ ok while ‘Choti Si Chiraiya’ touching. AR Rahman’s background score enhances the emotion depicted in the film. Akash Agarwal’s cinematography is first class and the locations of Rajasthan are captured well. Sheetal Sharma’s costume is earthy as well as stylish. Subrata Chakraborty and Amit Ray’s production design is eye-catching but also feels real. Editing of Manish Pradhan is fine.
Overall, MIMI is a heartwarming saga aimed at families and will continue to entertain the audience. Had it released in theatres, it would have had a good chance of being successful. strongly recommended.