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The team, which like the actor, started out with a TV serial, was keen on getting his blessings for their film Khichdi–the movie
Mauli Singh (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 30, 2010)
The team of the upcoming film Khichdi, based on the popular TV show of the same name, is thrilled that Shah Rukh Khan has finally responded to their numerous requests to meet.
The Khichdi team, which like King Khan began tis journey with TV, has been chasing the superstar to get his blessings. They wrote a letter to the superstar to grace them with his blessings. Even the first look of the film was launched in front of Shah Rukh’s mansion, Mannat.
A source informs, “The team of Khichdi is excited that they will be meeting SRK. The meeting is happening at Kamalistan and the whole team of the film will be present including the producer JD Majethia and the cast Anang Desai, Rajeev Mehta and Supriya Pathak.”
The elated producer Majethia confirms, “Oh yes, we are meeting Mr Khan at Kamalistan. We had written him a letter.
We have been sending him messages through various channels that we would really like to meet him and get his blessings and we are glad that he has agreed to meet us despite his busy schedule.” JD adds, “Shah Rukh’s heart is very big. We are glad that he is fulfilling our wish. And his timing is perfect.”
The producer informs that the whole team of Khichdi will be meeting Shah Rukh. When asked about Farah Khan, who is supposedly not on good More >
SPICY MIX: Anang Desai, Nimisha Vakharia, JD Majethia, Supriya Pathak and Rajeev Mehta enjoy a bowl of Kurkure together
And hot this movie is, ready to serve a wholesome amount of laughs
Diksha Kamra | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; September 30, 2010)
When a comedy family comes together for a family comedy, a la Fox Studios’ Khichdi – The Movie, it’s difficult to differentiate the members from each other. No need to talk to them one by one, talk to all of them at one go. “Kyunki hum sab kuch same hi boltey hain,” insists JD Majethia, aka Himanshu. Why is that? Are they always rehearsed? “No, that’s because we have the same feeling,” says the ever-smiling Supriya Pathak aka Hansa, adding, “The baseline is the same. I don’t think any one of us thinks differently on our motive to stay together, keep laughing always and spread joy everywhere, which is much like Kurkure’s philosophy of having a happy time with your family while munching on a yummy bowl of the snack,” she explains.
When you are with your family, you let go of all the stress, they say. “That’s what happens to us when we work together. We leave our problems in the dressing room. Every moment is a cheerful one,” says Anang Desai, the aggressive babuji, while Nimisha adds, “This is why we all don’t rush to the makeup room, but rather, we prefer to sit together and chat most of the time.” But the credit for this, they insist, goes to the man behind the screen — the film’s director, Aatish More >
By Taran Adarsh, September 29, 2010 – 14:40 IST
I must admit, I am no couch potato. I find it difficult to stay glued to television for hours, surfing channels randomly. Perhaps, that’s one of the reasons why I never watched an episode of this hugely popular TV show called KHICHDI. But, of course, I had heard of its popularity, about its comic quotient, about the zany characters…
KHICHDI – THE MOVIE borrows the characters from the show, but the movie has a new story to offer. In the West, popular shows are adapted on the big screen, but the trend is in nascent stages here. For someone like me, who was absolutely clueless about what to expect from the big screen adaptation, I’d say KHICHDI – THE MOVIE vacillates between absurd and ridiculous, but the fact remains that it makes you laugh at most times. KHICHDI – THE MOVIE may not push the envelope as far as the written material is concerned, but you exit the auditorium with a radiant smile, which most laughathons promise, but don’t deliver.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
Final word? I haven’t laughed as much in weeks as much I did in those 2 hours. Do pay a visit to this mad family if laughter is what you seek in a movie. This khichdi is appetizing, for sure.
Hansa’s [Supriya Pathak] brother Himanshu [J.D.] has a ridiculous ambition: to have a memorable, legendary love story. Parminder [Kirti Kulhari], Himanshu’s neighbour, falls in love with Himanshu for no logical reason and the two get engaged to get More >
TV’s most loved, most deranged family is readying itself to be unleashed on film. And if our conversation with all its actors is anything to go by, it might just be as riotous
Malay Desai (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 26, 2010)
What began as a joke is now… well, a bigger joke. Khichdi, the TV series christened after the ubiquitous rice-lentil dish of the subcontinent, will be served on a larger platter — the big screen, this week. The promoters are relaying this from the rooftops, and with good reason.
After all, no other product of our TV heritage - Hum Log, Malgudi Days, CID et al has made it to 70mm, a trend the West adopted years ago.
The sitcom, a brainchild of writer Aatish Kapadia and then Gujarati film actor Jamnadas Majethia opened in 2002 amidst a wave of expensive game shows and melodramatic soaps.
It took self-deprecating humour to a new high (or low, as some might feel) and grabbed TRPs. Its second season wound up at its peak in 2005, but not before beginning a trend of Gujarati characters in TV serials, earlier set only by ‘Malhotra’-esque Punjabis.
The serial’s Parekh family, played by veteran actors of the vernacular stage is now etched in telly history: Anang Desai, aka ‘Babujee’, the timid head of the family, ‘Jayshree’; his gossip-loving daughter-in-law (Nimisha Vakharia); the idiotic couple, ‘Praful-Hansa’ (the endearing Rajiv Mehta and Supriya Pathak) while producer Jamnadas Majethia himself is Himanshu the buffoon. The two More >
India’s first TV serial is made into a movie
TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; September 25, 2010)While making movies based on popular TV shows has been a much-accepted trend in Hollywood (The Simpsons, Sex and the City, etc), Bollywood is now warming up to the concept. And the cult comedy show Khichdi is the first Indian serial that has been made into a movie. The show that was produced by Hats Off Productions was aired in 2002. It went on to win many awards and the serial was sorely missed when it was wrapped up. Says producer Jamnadas (JD) Majethia, “People were demanding that we bring back the serial, but we wanted to do something different.”
In a research conducted in July, the characters of Hansa, Praful, Babuji, Himanshu and Jayshree from Khichdi were rated high on recall and likeability value. “Our film promises to take this madness 10 notches higher,” says writer-director Aatish Kapadia. Those who are new to the comedy need not worry. “It is not necessary to have seen the serial to enjoy the film, as the humour will entertain people of all ages. There are very few good clean comedy films that can one watch with the entire family… that’s the promise of Khichdi – The Movie!,” says Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios. As part of an unique promotion they have started showing the film to family audiences to build momentum. “These screenings have More >