Mitron is a remake of the Telugu film Pelli Choopulu (2016) starring Vijay Devarakonda and Ritu Varma and revolves around a couple who want to escape the clutches of arranged marriage and want to do something unique with their lives.
Nitin Kakkar has kept the spirit of the original intact while transplanting the story in Gujarat.
The film is all about Jai (Jackky Bhagnani), who takes up engineering out of compulsion, but has his heart set towards becoming a chef. Jai is lazy and good for nothing, and to make things worse, he dreams of becoming a business tycoon.
On the other hand, we get to meet Avni (Kritika Kamra), a young, ambitious girl who wants to start a food truck business with her boyfriend, who ditches her to marry a rich girl for dowry.
Jai meets Avni, who throws in a suggestion of starting a food truck. Avni and Jai jointly start a food truck business which proves successful. They do not get romantically involved as Jai is engaged to someone else. From thereon begins a journey for both Avni and Jai.
The first half is almost strong, as the story keeps your attention glued as it unfolds. The second half is all over the place. Attempts of recreating Lata Mangeshkar’s Chalte Chalte fall flat, in fact, its quite a disaster.
Nitin Kakkar, who had last helmed Filmistan has tried hard to make this one as relatable and palatable as possible. His sincerely towards his craft shows. However, the writing department is a downer as the characters are half-baked and at times do things just because they have to.
However, Mitron belongs to Jackky Bhagnani, who has belted out a very honest and sincere performance. One needs to applaud him for essaying his part with all honesty.
All in all, Mitron is a film that is fun, it’s breezy and is an enjoyable watch.
Rating: Two Stars