In this article, we cover the release date of the Netflix Film Mimi. Firstly, Mimi is a 2021 Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama film written and directed by Laxman Utekar and co-authored by Rohan Shankar. It is a remake of Samruddhi Porey’s 2011 Marathi film Mala Aai Vhhaychy! Dinesh Vijan’s Maddock Films and Jio Studios collaborated on the film’s production. The film stars Kriti Sanon as Mimi, a young lady who agrees to be a surrogate mother for a foreign couple. Secondly, Mimi trends because it dropped four days earlier than expected. The film’s intended premiere on Netflix was on July 30. However, the filmmakers released it earlier since Mimi dropped on unauthorized websites.
With the exception of a few days in Mumbai, the crew filmed this movie primarily in Mandawa, Churu, and Jaipur. Additionally, A. R. Rahman wrote the score and soundtrack, with lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya; cinematography and editing were handled by Akash Agarwal, Himanshu Jaykar, and Manish Pradhan, respectively. Following the lack of theater releases due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the film was later slated for a digital release on the streaming platforms Netflix and JioCinema on July 30, 2021. However, the film was mistakenly leaked by Jio Cinema and ended up on pirate sites on July 26, 2021, four days ahead of its intended release date.
Everything We Know About Mimi’s Story Arc with Spoilers
John and Summer are unable to conceive and decide to seek the services of a surrogate mother. Mimi, a local dancer, becomes pregnant as a result of the successful IVF procedure. John and Summer inform Mimi that they no longer want the baby and urge her to have an abortion. Mimi, Bhanu, and their families pay a visit to John and Summer on the day they return to America. They are taken aback when they discover John with a child whom Summer claims is their daughter. The couple then says that they fell in love with Tara and decided to adopt her.
Mimi’s production and development timeline
The Times of India stated in April 2019 that Kriti Sanon would star in a film on surrogacy. Mimi’s producers confirmed the production to the public in August 2019 with a movie poster. Also, Sanon and Pankaj Tripathi were rumored to play the major parts. It was also revealed that it was based on the Marathi film Mala Aai Vhhayachy (2011). In an interview with India Today, Dinesh Vijan claimed that Mimi, unlike heartbreaking tales, was based on actual occurrences. The film, in his opinion, depicts a wonderful connection between a lady who never wanted to be a mother and one who can’t wait to be one.
Mimi was Sanon’s first film, which she signed after hearing the premise but not the writing. Later on, she realized that the character had a lot to offer her as an actress. She acquired fifteen kilograms of body weight in order to play the role of a pregnant lady. By October 29, 2019, principal photography had begun in Mandawa, Rajasthan. In an interview with Filmfare, Sanon revealed that it is her debut film featuring a female protagonist. By December 2019, the team had finished 40% of the film’s production.
COVID-19 Struck Mimi’s Production
The next filming schedule was set to begin in February 2020 and last 30–40 days. Filming began in Jaipur on February 10, 2020, and the key sequences were completed by March 4, 2020. According to reports, the shooting was halted for a few days owing to a COVID-19 pandemic-induced lockdown in India. Utekar announced in June 2020 that a five-day shoot was in the works, which would include an introduction song involving musicians from the United Kingdom. The song (later decoded as “Param Sundari”) was supposed to be shot in January 2021. He went on to say that because of the pandemic scenario, returning to Rajasthan with a large team and cast was not an option. The foreign cast was summoned to Mumbai for the shoot since their presence was essential for the film’s continuity. The entire shooting process was announced to have been completed by May 2021.
Mimi Release Date Netflix Controversy
Producer Dinesh Vijan had planned for a March 2021 theatrical release following the success of his previous movie Roohi, which was the first mainstream Hindi film to be released in theaters following the COVID-19 epidemic. However, following the countrywide lockdown caused by an increase in COVID-19 cases and the second wave of the pandemic, the creators planned a digital release in May 2021. Netflix released the film globally, while JioCinema (the digital platform for Jio Studios, which co-produced the film) also distributed it in India, with a projected release date of July 30, 2021. However, four days before the release, the portal JioCinema made the film available for pirate sites and illicit movie streaming platforms for a few minutes on July 26, 2021, resulting in internet piracy. To combat piracy, both Netflix and JioCinema debuted the film on the same day rather than July 30.