'Sharmaji Namkeen' trailer: Fitting tribute to Rishi Kapoor, the artist
The trailer of Sharmaji Namkeen is here! Ahead of its March 31 release on Amazon Prime Video, makers of late actor Rishi Kapoor's last film dropped the more than three-minute-long clip on Thursday. Directed by debutant Hitesh Bhatia, it has been produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani via their Excel Entertainment banner in association with Honey Trehan and Abhishek Chaubey of MacGuffin Pictures.
The clip lasts for 3:25 minutes, which is pretty long for a trailer, but its content keeps you absorbed right from frame one. It starts with the information that both Rishi Kapoor and Paresh Rawal will be seen in the titular character of Sharmaji in this film and for the "first time," Hindi cinema will witness two "legendary actors" in the same role.
The trailer starts by showing how Sharmaji is finding his retired life "slow and long," and wants to engage himself in some activity. Suggestions from his friend (Satish Kaushik) range from becoming a dog walker to finding a new job. Finally, he comes up with something that resonates with Sharmaji: a cook for a spiritual gathering. And, this changes his life.
Meanwhile, another arc runs in parallel: that of a blooming romance between Sharmaji and Rinku (Juhi Chawla). And, Kaushik's character asking him to take "pills" is a hilarious part of the trailer. Then, the conflict in Sharmaji's life comes when his son dislikes this new phase, but the former declares that he is what he is and he does not require anyone's permission.
one legend embracing us with warmth, another taking us through, Sharmaji’s story-of life, love,and laughter is surely the one to take away your blues!💕#SharmajiNamkeenOnPrime, march 31@chintskap @SirPareshRawal @thisisnothitesh @excelmovies @MacguffinP pic.twitter.com/OiNg9QbtTz— amazon prime video IN (@PrimeVideoIN) March 17, 2022
The trailer establishes the fact that old age does not mean you have to depend on someone and be your grouchy self. You can open a new page of your life at any age and for this message, Sharmaji Namkeen makes for a much-awaited film. Apart from the aforementioned actors, the movie also co-stars Suhail Nayyar, Taaruk Raina, Sheeba Chadha, and Isha Talwar.