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Mitr: My Friend (2002)

 -  Drama  -  21 February 2002 (India)
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A lonely and neglected wife seeks e-friendship on the chat room while her rebellious daughter suspects her of having an affair with their neighbor.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shobana ...
Lakshmi
Nassar Abdulla ...
Prithivi (as Nasir Abdullah)
Preeti Vissa ...
Divya
Matt Phillips ...
Steve (as Matthew Phillips)
Blake Ormsby ...
Paul
Shirley Bennett ...
Pam
Brian G. Linebaugh ...
Brian
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Rachel
Michael Bailey ...
Robbie
Chandralleman ...
Lakshimi's Mother
Sreeninasan ...
Lakshmi's Father
Karthik ...
Lakshimi's Brother
Kokila Krishna ...
Lakshimi's Friend (as Kokila)
Pooja Vir ...
Lakshimi's Friend (as Pooja)
Srilakshmi ...
Lakshimi's Friend
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Chidambaram-based Lakshmi gets married to Prithvi and re-locates to live with him in San Francisco, U.S.A.. Even though he is employed, he makes time for her and they soon become parents of a girl, Divya. Not willing to entrust her to strangers for Day Care nor baby-sitting, she undertakes to look Divya on her own, while Prithvi opens his own business and begins to neglect her. When Divya starts attending high school and befriending males, Lakshmi objects, leading to the former moving out, with Prithvi blaming his wife for these turn of events. It will not be too long before Divya finds out that her mother may be having an affair with their neighbor, Steve; while Lakshmi suspects Prithvi is involved with his employee, Pam. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Sophomoric acting by co-stars detracts from Shobana'a great performance.
14 April 2004 | by (Tucson, Az) – See all my reviews

Mitr has a pretty good concept, interesting story, and a dynamic performance by Shobana who illuminates the screen whenever she is there which, luckily, is most of the movie. Nasir Abdullah, who plays her husband is OK but everyone else in the film seemed like they got their acting chops from Grade D late night cable TV. The daughter, friends, neighbors, -- everyone else -- gave stilted performances as if they were reading their lines. Fortunately, the daughter's performance got better towards the end of the film but the director should have elicited better performances from everyone unless that was their best and the casting crew would have to take the blame for not finding better actors. I would have preferred the over-acting of a lot of Hindi actors than some of the drivel and inane delivery that permeated this film.

Despite my misgivings of Mitr, I will still give it a 6 because of Shobana's performance and look forward to seeing her in other projects of better quality. Watching Shobana in action is worth enduring the cringe factor that occurs when watching the other actors.


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