Mimi, Vicky Donor & Other 5 Hindi Films That Broke Surrogacy Stereotypes
August 02, 2021
The recent OTT-released film ‘Mimi’ is getting a lot of admiration from the audience to portray the complex subject of surrogacy in a nuanced way.
In the film, Kriti Sanon plays a dancer who agrees to be a surrogate mother for an American couple in exchange for Rs 20 lakh. The film is an adaptation of the Marathi film ‘Mala Aai Vhhaychy’ (2010).
‘Good Newwz’ A comedy-drama based on in-vitro fertilization. Starring Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Kiara Advani & Diljit Dosanjh, it is about a hilarious swap between two couples try surrogacy.
Directed by Raj Mehta, the film revolves around two couples with the same surnames pursuing in-vitro fertilization and waiting for their upcoming babies. However, trouble ensues when they find that the sperm of each couple has been mixed with the other.
‘Vicky Donor’ Shoojit Sircar’s romantic-comedy ‘Vicky Donor’ starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Yami Gautam with Annu Kapoor in a pivotal role is a story about the edgy adventures of a sperm donor.
The concept is set against the background of sperm donation & infertility within a Bengali-Punjabi house. Ayushmann broke many stereotypes as he played the role of a massively fertile sperm donor.
‘I Am’ In Onir’s critically acclaimed anthology ‘I Am’, a segment titled ‘I Am Afia’ is on the subject of surrogacy. Starring Nandita Das and Purab Kohli, the film was released in 2010.
The film portrays a single woman who desires to be a mother but is scared of how society will treat her unconventional journey. Unable to trust a man.
Filhaal by Meghna Gulzar, 'Chori Chori Chupke Chupke' starring Salman Khan, Rani Mukerji, and Preity Zinta', and 'Doosri Dulhan' (1983) are also amongst other movies that broke surrogacy stereotypes.