MUMBAI: Fox Star Studios will be presenting a feature film, which takes off from the popular sitcom Khichdi. The film is titled Khichdi – The Movie and is produced by Hats Off Productions.
The film is slated to release on 1 October.
Written and directed by Aatish Kapadia, the film is a comedy. The Khichdi sitcom originated on Star Plus in 2002. The series produced by Hats Off Productions broke all records achieving the highest TVR for a comedy sitcom on Indian satellite television.
Fox Star Studios India CEO Vijay Singh said, “We are very excited about the research feedback from the audiences that have seen Khichdi – The Movie. Audiences loved the ‘saaf suthri comedy’ and found it to be funnier than most recent comedy films. Audiences are looking for new experiences and let’s face it, there are very few good clean comedy films that audiences can go and watch with the entire family ….that’s the promise of Khichdi-the Movie.”
“Producer of the film Jamnadas Majethia (JD) of Hats Off Productions, came to us with his vision of taking the humor of the television characters to the big screen. Hats Off Production has an amazing track record and understand the comedy genre and were best placed to deliver a great comedy film for the entire family,” added Singh.
“The TV serial changed the grammar of comedy when it came on television and viewers got addicted to the humour. They were enjoying watching it again and again and we are sure that Khichdi – the Movie will create the same magic on the big screen and hopefully redefine comedy in Indian cinema,” said Majethia.
“Khichdi is and shall always remain closest to my heart as it is the first show produced by Hats Off Productions and thanks to JD’s insistence, I directed my own idea for the first time and Khichdi achieved cult status as it created a new genre of humour. Khichdi the Movie will now take the madness at least 10 notches ahead. Watch out for this fun and craziness coming soon to a cinema Hall near you.” says writer- director Aatish Kapadia.