Rishi Kapoor-starrer 'Rajma Chawal' to be shown exclusively on Netflix
Netflix has purchased the rights to 'Rajma Chawal', headlined by veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, and the film will be available exclusively on the digital platform worldwide on November 30. The announcement came before the movie, directed by Leena Yadav, premieres at the British Film Institute (BFI) London Film Festival in October. The film is set in the interiors of New Delhi's Chandni Chowk.
'Rajma Chawal' is a light-hearted story about a family
Yadav, best known for the 2015 critically-acclaimed flick 'Parched', said she is looking forward to her association with Netflix. "Netflix, with its global reach and ability to address a range of audiences with rich and resonant stories, was the ideal partner for us," she said. 'Rajma Chawal' is a light-hearted story about a family in the age of social media.
Father-son dynamic is a universal human theme: Yadav
In the film, Kapoor plays the role of Raj Mathur, the father, whereas debutant Anirudh Tanwar plays the son, Kabir Mathur. It also features Amyra Dastur and Aparshakti Khurana. "The father-son dynamic is a universal human theme and we are excited to bring the tumult, color, and vitality of both the family and the area to newer audiences," the filmmaker said.
Honored to be chosen for the collaboration: Netflix
Netflix said they are honored to be chosen for the collaboration. "'Rajma Chawal' takes the viewer along the highs and lows of family dynamics... Technology and social media are changing human relationships globally... we're honored that the stellar team behind this film chose to partner with Netflix on showing their take on this subject," said Swati Shetty, Director, International Originals and Acquisitions, Netflix.