Updated: March 8, 2023

Janhvi Kapoor Brings Energy to Her Leading Role in "Mili"

Mili, starring Janhvi Kapoor, is now in theatres. Manoj Pahwa and Sunny Kaushal play pivotal roles in the Hindi remake of the South film Helen. Here is the entire review.

Janhvi Kapoor has a lot to live up to. Her mother was the legendary Sridevi, regarded as one of the greatest actors of her generation. Janhvi Kapoor has taken over, and the young lady is steadily proving her worth. She wowed everyone with her performance as Gunjan Saxena, and now she's back with her new film Mili. Mathukutty Xavier, who also directed the Malayalam film Helen, directs the film. Mili is the Hindi remake of Helen, in which Anna Ben plays the lead. The Hindi version of the film clashes with Phone Bhoot, starring Katrina Kaif, Ishaan Khatter, and Siddhant Chaturvedi. Is Mili worth seeing this weekend? This review will assist you in resolving the quandary.

What is the story about?

Mili is a young nurse who wishes to relocate to Canada in order to pursue a successful career. She is putting forth her best efforts and has a plan in place. But then a major tragedy occurs. Mili becomes trapped in a fast-food restaurant's walk-in freezer, and the nightmare begins. Surviving is difficult, especially when your helpless cries go unheard for hours. It also highlights the extreme and makes you appreciate the value of life.

What's unique?

Janhvi Kapoor has poured her heart and soul into the project. She is proving to be one of those who selects her scripts correctly. She is not in a hurry to pick up anything that comes her way. Janhvi Kapoor improves with each step and each film. In the film, Manoj Pahwa plays her father, and Sunny Kaushal plays her boyfriend. They have given excellent performances as supporting characters. Janhvi Kapoor, however, is unquestionably the film's soul. Mathukutty Xavier has worked hard to keep the Hindi version of the film as authentic and similar to Helen's as possible. The film keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time, wondering what will happen next. It also makes you question what a human being can do to survive in this world. However, there is a bit of Bollywood tadka at the end, with a cameo by a popular star. We would not reveal the name as a spoiler.

What’s missing?

Music is important in films, and Mili appears to be lacking in this department. A good, soul-stirring song could have given it more flavour. At times, the film appears to drag a little more than it should.


Mili, on the other hand, is a full paisa vasool film that can be enjoyed over the weekend. The film receives 3.5 stars from us.

Movie: Mili

Mili cast: Janhvi Kapoor, Sunny Kaushal, Manoj Pahwa, Hasleen Kaur and more

Mili Director: Mathukutty Xavier

Where to Watch: In Theatres



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