The Hindi-language Mili will feel like déjà vu if you’re at least mildly into Indian cinema, even if you never saw the original Malayalam-language film Helen, also directed by Mathukutty Xavier. The new remake will play better for those uninitiated to the Indian-cinematic world, with its three-hour-plus runtimes, genre bashings, galvanic visuals, and recurring plot tropes. Unfortunately, great films rarely require a mental separation from tropes and isolation from expectations to succeed. Mili, to speak plainly, is just another middling Bollywood remake of an innovative hit in a smaller Indian language film industry.
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