Mili is a 2015 Malayalam film directed by Rajesh Raman Pillai. Described as a “heroine-centric motivational film,” Mili has Amala Paul in the title role along with Nivin Pauly as male lead. The film, produced by Dr. Avinash Unnithan and Sathish B. Sathish under Ordinary Films, marks the debut of editor Mahesh Narayanan as scriptwriter. The story revolves around an introvert girl who struggles hard to meet others’ expectations. Shamna Kasim, Sanusha, Praveena, Sai Kumar and Amol Parashar appear in significant roles. The film started its shooting on 10 May 2014 at Trivandrum. The shooting of the film was completed on 9 November 2014. The Film released on 23 January 2015 to positive reviews.
Mili (Amala Paul) is an introvert who is very depressed. Her self-affectation and inferiority complex puts off everyone. Nobody likes her character but nobody attempts to help her either. She chooses to rise above the challenges and take back the reins of her life. Her transformation and learning to deal with her emotions, forms the crux of the movie. Nivin Pauly plays the role of Naveen, a soft-skills trainer who becomes a support for Mili.