Mimi has been breaking box office records ever since its release. Starring Kriti Sanon and Pankaj Tripathi in lead roles, the film’s central idea revolves around surrogacy in India. It is a story of how a foreign couple comes to India seeking to find a healthy girl to carry their child. However, they leave midway when they get to know that the child has a disorder.
The film received criticism for its fallacies in the way it portrayed the process of surrogacy. First of all, commercial surrogacy is banned. Secondly, Indian laws favor the surrogate mother and protect her from exploitation. It is illegal for the parents to abandon her, which was shown so conveniently in the movie.
But all in all, the movie received positive responses from fans all over. They liked watching a movie on surrogacy, which is a taboo topic in India. If you liked it, and want to watch a few more films on surrogacy that take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, then watch this video:
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There are very limited Bollywood movies on the subject. And the ones that are there, don’t come without the infamous Bollywood Twists. Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, Filhaal, and Doosri Dulhan are the best of them.
But, Indian cinema is not limited to Bollywood only. So, you can watch regional movies that portray this topic beautifully.
Mala Aai Vahhaychy! is the original Marathi movie, which inspired Mimi. Kookh is a 2016 Gujarati film that you can watch on the topic.
Dashratham is said to be a masterpiece, which not only ponders on surrogacy but also on fatherhood. It is the story of a man who wants to have a baby through a surrogate mother. But over the course of time, the mother gets attached to it and refuses to hand the child over to him. The ending can make any person cry.
So, there you have your weekend movie recommendations. Let us know if you have watched any of these movies before.
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