It has its moments and a pivotal performance that proves Janhvi Kapoor is an actress capable of carrying an entire film on her shoulders.
The setting and some key plot details have been changed, but Mili follows Helen's footsteps.
Despite being the third iteration of the thriller (a Tamil version (Anbirkiniyal) was released last year), Janhvi Kapoor's Janhvi Kapoor is a highly watchable.
Mili is held together by the lead actress' strong performance as a nursing graduate who is inadvertently locked in a freezer and struggles to avoid hyperthermia.
Members of the supporting cast, such as Manoj Pahwa and Sunny Kaushal, are also savouring themselves.
Apart from the writing and acting, Mili benefits greatly from its steadfast rejection of the superfluous.
Working from a script adapted for Hindi film audiences by Ritesh Shah, the director adds sustained intensity and urgency to the girl's fight for survival as well as her father's and friends' despairing efforts to find her.
The end result is a film that keeps the audience glued to the screen despite the fact that parts of it could have been edited more tightly.