Mili, starring Janhvi Kapoor in the titular role released today.
Synopsis: Mili Naudiyal is a 24 year old girl living with her father in quaint Dehradun. She works at a fast food joint at the mall whilst preparing for her IELTS since she aspires to become a nurse in Canada. Even though her father doesn’t want her to go abroad, he respects her wishes. Sameer (Sunny Kaushal) is Mili’s unemployed boyfriend of whom her father disapproves but she keeps dating him anyway. When Mili does not return home from work one night, her father and boyfriend race against time to find and save her.
NDTV gives Mili 3 out of 5 stars.
According to NDTV, the movie is a complete remake of the movie Helen released in 2019 by the same director. One might wonder why would the director bother remaking it Hindi? With a few tweaks here and there, the movie does do a pretty good job at being a stand alone. This movie will keep you at the edge of your seats no doubt.
The movie is completely circled around one factor, that is how a nursing student uses her skills to save herself from Hypothermia and on the other hand, how her father and boyfriend are desperately on the search for her.
Mili focuses on the father – daughter relationship but makes sure it’s no over the top or underwhelming even. Even though they share a beautiful relationship, they have secrets from one another. Mili’s secret is that she is dating Sameer who belongs to another caste and is also unemployed. Mili wants to keep her relationship under wraps until Sameer starts working. Trapped in a commercial freezer with -17 degree celsius. She looks in the face of death with no rescue coming for her anytime soon.
Mili’s father and Sameer are against the police system of their town and are laser focused on finding Mili asap.
The film does not too many plot twists but manages to keep you glued to the screen. It never falters in showing the girl in distress and her resilience to stay alive.
Jahnvi Kapoor with this movie has proved her caliber. Watch it definitely.
Here are some audience reviews;
I get remake fatigue but I can’t deny that#Mili is a faithful retelling of #Helen : especially its unwavering father-daughter bond#JanhviKapoor packs a solid performance, even more so when stuck in the ice cold freezer#ManojPahwa & #SunnyKaushal 👏🏻
but the music of #ARR ❤️ pic.twitter.com/OQVfnZUUUj
— ANMOL JAMWAL (@jammypants4) November 4, 2022
#MiliReview ⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟 ( 3.5 ) #Mili is a Supremely engaging film which provides tension & thrills in equal measure. 1st half is slow but picks up well towards the interval while 2nd Half is Powerful & emotional.#JanhviKappor delivers career best act in her most challenging Role. pic.twitter.com/5NrtADevqj
— Sumit Kadel (@SumitkadeI) November 4, 2022
Was a chilling experience watching #mili showing how inner strength is everything! #JanhviKapoor did total justice proving that apples don’t fall far from the tree 🙂 totally living it up being #Sridevi Ji’s daughter. Good luck @BoneyKapoor ji, #JanhviKapoor & the whole team! pic.twitter.com/7NI3uVY3Px
— Brinda Prasad (@BrindaPrasad1) November 3, 2022
Forget all the other films this week.#Mili is the one to watch.Gripping emotional and with a dedicated peformance by #JanhviKapoor,doesnt matter if you've seen the original.This an allnew experience
— Subhashk Jha (@SubhashK_Jha) November 3, 2022
It's Chilling, It's Thrilling & It's Brilliant.
Outstanding Survival Story.
And Yes, #Mili is #JhanviKapoor's BEST till date.
Mili is the at par with its original #Helen, both directed by #MathukuttyXavier.
It's Spine Chilling and g
MUST WATCH. pic.twitter.com/Ibf8sZOETh
— Ashwani kumar (@BorntobeAshwani) November 4, 2022
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