The film is a remake of the Malayalam thriller Helen, which starred Anna Ben and Lal and was directed by Mathukutty Xavier
Last Updated: 12.24 PM, Oct 16, 2022
The trailer of Janhvi Kapoor's survival thriller Mili, which was released on October 15, has opened to positive reviews. The trailer shows Mili (Janhvi), who dotes over her father (played by Manoj Pahwa), planning to move abroad to Canada seeking a better future. She works part-time at a restaurant where one day she gets locked up in the freezer room. The trailer gives a sneak peek of her ordeal inside the room and her battle for survival. The film is directed by Mathukutty Xavier.
Mili has music by AR Rahman and the composer shared the trailer on his micro-blogging page yesterday," Catch a glimpse of Mili's chilling tale of survival! Trailer out now. http://bit.ly/Mili_Trailer #Mili, releasing in cinemas on 4th November. #Mili4thNov @BoneyKapoor #JanhviKapoor @sunnykaushal89 @Javedakhtarjadu @actormanojpahwa @mathukutty_here (sic)." The star cast of Mili includes Sunny Kaushal, Hasleen Kaur, Rajesh Jais and Sanjay Suri. Cinematography is by Sunil Karthikeyan and editing is by Monisha Baldava. Mili is bankrolled by Janhvi's father, producer Boney Kapoor and distributed by Zee Studios. The film is all set to hit screens on November 4.
Actor Satish Kaushik, who saw the trailer, wrote, "Congrats @BoneyKapoor & team for the trailer of #Mili ,an edge of a seat survival drama . #jahnvikapoor u r just brilliant . Waiting to see the film @sunnykaushal89 #manojpahwa @ZeeStudios_ @mathukutty_here @arrahman @Javedakhtarjadu (sic)."
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Mili is a remake of the Malayalam thriller Helen, which starred Anna Ben in the titular character with actor Lal playing her father. The original, too, was helmed by Mathukutty Xavier and had music by Shaan Rahman. The film bagged a number of awards and was critically acclaimed by critics and audience alike. It was later remade in Tamil as Abirkiniyal (2021) and starred real-life father-daughter combo, Arun Pandian and Keerthi Pandian. The film was directed by Gokul.