July 26 : Kriti Sanon and Pankaj Tripathi starrer film Mimi has started streaming on Netflix and Jio Cinema on Monday evening. The surrogacy drama, which was slated to release on July 30, started streaming three days earlier in honour of Kriti’s birthday on July 27. The Mimi team announced this during an Instagram interaction on Monday evening.
However, it is reported that Mimi started streaming on Netflix and Jio Cinema from 6:30 pm today after being leaked online. Mimi has reportedly been leaked online four days before its official release date. As per reports, the film has been pirated and was released online on apps like Telegram.
Minutes after the premature release of the film, Kriti took to her Instagram handle and shared the news with her fans. “Mimi STREAMING NOW!!! Mimi went into labour early! Our baby couldn’t wait to see you all!!! Mimi streaming now on @netflix_in and @officialjiocinema !! Woooohhhhooooo!!! @laxman.utekar @pankajtripathi @saietamhankar @maddockfilms #Dinoo” she wrote.
Helmed by Laxman Utekar and written by Rohan Shankar, Mimi is produced by Dinesh Vijan under his banner Maddock Films. It is a remake of Samroudhhi Porey's National Award winning Marathi film Mala Aai Vhhaychy! which was released in 2011. Kriti plays a surrogate mother, and for her role, she had to put on 15 kgs. Laxman Utekar had previously directed Kriti in Luka Chhupi. The film also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Sai Tamhankar, Manoj Pahwa and Supriya Pathak. Mimi was mostly shot in Churu, Rajasthan.
Watch Mimi Official Trailer here
Earlier, in an interview, Kriti had said that the storyline of Mimi has an entertaining take on surrogacy, and not a "preachy" or “serious” approach. “It's not like you are going to watch a film on surrogacy and it's going to be a documentary film. It's a very entertaining film, filled with humour, and a lot of ups and downs,” she said in an interview.
Director Laxman Utekar had also said in an interview that Mimi does not attempt to break any taboo as it is just a humorous and emotional tale of two mothers.