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Akshay Kumar is super confident that his film will strike a chord with every Indian in the crowd
Meena Iyer | TNN (BOBMAY TIMES; July 23, 2010)
Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar and National Award-winning director Priyadarshan have tickled a funny bone many times. While films like Garam Masala and De Dana Dan have sailed through comfortably, Hera Pheri had broken box office records.
As far as the trade goes, this is a formidable combination. And therefore their Khatta Meetha that releases worldwide today, is expected to get a heartwarming response. Based on the travails of the common man who lives his life dealing with everyday traumas like pot-holed roads and traffic congestion, the film touches on how the aam Indian can be lured into corruption by a failing system.
Such is Akshay’s faith in this satirical comedy produced by Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd (SACVL) and Cape of Good Films Private Limited, that he is actually co-presenting it under his banner Hari Om Entertainment Company in association with SACVL. Says Akshay, “The film has innumerable things going for it. It is not your regular slapstick comedy. It has a very strong emotional base and the right dosage of drama. It isn’t a happy-go-lucky film. It cleverly combines emotions and entertainment.’’
While trade consultant Amod Mehra maintains that Khatta Meetha will take a very strong initial, especially so in Maharashtra, Akshay says that Sachin Tichkule, the character More >
Akshay Kumar, who plays R K Laxman’s common man in his next film, visits the ailing cartoonist in hospital
Mark Manuel | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; July 12, 2010)
R K Laxman didn’t know who Sachin Tichkule is. Nor did the eminent cartoonist of The Times of India recognise Akshay Kumar when the actor visited him at Breach Candy Hospital yesterday morning. Sadly, the three mini strokes he suffered in Pune last month have deprived Laxman of speech and much movement. It was left to wife Kamala to make the introductions. She leaned over her husband, propped up in bed, and said, “He is a very, very, very well known film star who is acting as your common man. And more than anything else, a thorough gentleman.” To Akshay she asked, “You don’t mind me putting it that way?”
Akshay blushed but gallantly replied, “You can put it any way… but yes, I am playing a character called Sachin Tichkule based on his common man in my film Khatta Meetha.” Kamala looked at him in disbelief. “You,” she said incredulously, “it is unbelievable and different from all that you convey.” Laxman watched this interaction, his eyes curious and alert and never leaving Akshay, a scowl on the face. He’s never been much of a Bollywood man and was always selective about the cinema he patronised. “He can only follow colloquial Hindi,” explained Kamala, “that’s the language his common man spoke in the teleserial Wagle Ki Duniya.”
Meanwhile, the seventh floor room at the hospital was filling up with More >
COMMON MAN: Akshay Kumar
Punjabi munda Akshay Kumar turns Marathi mulga for Priyadarshan’s ‘cerebral’ comedy
SHARIN WADER BUTANI Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; June 17, 2010)
Akshay Kumar and Priyadarshan have cooked up a hilarious plot once again, but this time, it’s a little Khatta Meetha. The famed director who has made blockbusters like Hera Pheri, Bhagam Bhag and Bhool Bhulaiya with Akshay, is presenting the actor as Sachin Tichkule in the film that’s produced by Cape of Good Films Private Limited and Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd.
Khatta Meetha is about a struggling construction contractor Sachin Tichkule with big dreams who lacks resources to realise them. He is the black sheep of the family unlike his brother, who is hugely successful albeit by using incorrect means. And when a new commissioner takes over the municipal office, Tichkule’s woes further increase.
Presented by Hari Om Entertainment Company in association with Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd, Khatta Meetha is largely a political satire on the municipal and construction dealings in India told through Sachin Tichkule’s life. It aims at highlighting and revealing the various facets and levels of bribing and crooked tricks required for a common man to survive the system. Says Akshay, who’s got himself in Tichkule’s shoes, “Khatta Meetha is a cerebral comedy about a man caught in an uncommon situation. This slice of film, much inspired by RK Laxman, will More >