At a wedding, a rich businessman (Mohan Kapur) asks Raunak (Pratik Gandhi) the typical question, 'Tum karte kya ho?' To which the young lad all calm and composed, introduces himself as a writer who is currently penning a book named 'Mind your business'! Well, it's Sharib Hashmi's crackling lines and Pratik Gandhi's poker-faced humour that keep Mitron quite light-hearted and engaging.
The key protagonist Jai (Jackky Bhagnani) takes up engineering out of compulsion, but has his heart set towards becoming a chef. But there's a twist! The guy is incorrigibly lazy to work towards his dream and instead would prefer to make some quick bucks by becoming a son-in-law to a business tycoon. A goof-up leads him to meet Avni (Kritika Kamra), a young, ambitious girl who harbours a dream of a career in Australia.
Jai and Avni are poles apart in their outlook to life, but find a small connect - they both don't like dousing sauce on their samosas. However, while the former is a lazy dreamer, the latter has a sharp business acumen. She throws in a suggestion of starting a food truck. From thereon begins a journey that's quite relatable from the word go.
While Mitron is quite predictable in terms of the plot, it's Nitin Kakkar's treatment to the script which brings in a certain sense of freshness. This time, he is back with yet another light-hearted story minus all the glitz. An adaptation of Vijay Devarakonda-Ritu Varma's Telugu hit 'Pelli Choopulu', Kakkar gives Mitron his own trademark touch. Sharib Hashmi's writing shows spark. It's wonderful to see a film where the female protagonist gets to be the hero most of the times and call the shots and that's where Mitron rises above a typical Bollywood film.
However, on the flip side, the writing falters a bit here and there and certain events come across as a bit forced. A little more focus on the depth of the characters would have created a larger impact.
Jackky Bhagnani who is back on the celluloid after a gap has a better grip on his acting skills and seems tailor-made for the role of Jai. Kritika Kamra comes off as a whiff of fresh air and makes an effervescent debut in a role which gives us a glimpse of her talent that's yet to be explored to the fullest. Out of Pratik Gandhi and Bhavin Parekh, it's the former who ends up with the best lines. Neeraj Sood is too much fun.
Nitin Kakkar stays true to the milieu of Gujarat and steers clear off the stereotypes. Sachindra Vats's crisp editing keeps you on the toes throughout the film.
With peppy music in songs like 'Kamariya' and 'This Party Is Over' along with hummable numbers like 'Chalte Chalte', Mitron is pleasing to the ears.
Mitron is a film made from the heart and succeeds in reaching yours to a great extent. Just like Jai's character, it comes with its set of flaws. But somehow, it ends up leaving you with a warm feeling and most importantly, a big, wide grin! I am going with 3 stars.