Mumbai: Multiple award winning actor Om Puri, who has even bagged two National awards and the fourth highest Indian civilian award, Padma Shri including the honorary OBE for his contribution to the British film industry will re-kindle the screens once again with his last ever Hindi satirical comedy film ‘Mr. Kabaadi’.
The late versatile actor who appeared in mainstream commercial in Pakistani, Indian, British and Hollywood movies was last seen in Salman Khan’s ‘Tubelight’. ‘Mr. Kabaadi’, the slapstick comedy is written & directed by his first wife Seema Kapoor. The film is produced by Anup Jalota, Rakesh Gupta, Dinesh Gupta and Om Chhangani.
The teaser trailer of the film ‘Mr.Kabaadi’ was unveiled at a large gathering held at The Views, Andheri (West), Mumbai on Wednesday, 12th July 2017. The teaser was launched by Anoop Jalota, Seema Kapoor,Annu Kapoor,Kashish Vora, Brijendra Kala,Om Chhangani,Vinod Nischal,Pallvi with great fanfare. Celebrity guests like Divya Datta, Talat Aziz,Ranjit Kapoor made their presence felt and made it a memorable evening.
Annu Kapoor plays the title role of ‘Mr. Kabaadi’. Writer-director Seema Kapoor, has earlier written and directed Divya Dutta starrer, ‘Haat, The Weekly Bazaar’ which was screened at the 33rd Cairo International Festival. She had scripted for a movie, “Abhay” featuring Nana Patekar which was appreciated, awarded and well received. She started her career as the producer-director of a TV serial, “Kile Ka Rahasya”. Other than these she had made many short films, documentaries, commercials, serials and others. Speaking about the film, Seema Kapoor says, “ Mr. Kabaadi is a satirical comedy fare. I believe that comedy arises when thoughts and emotions that lay hidden in the subconscious are expressed consciously. In this film we have shown that when a kabadiwala or a scrap dealer becomes rich, so how he flaunts his wealth. To be like other millionaires how he changes his wardrobe, try a different accent while speaking; expanding his business or hiding his ill-gotten wealth. All the actors in the film are power performers. The film has shaped quite well and it will be liked by the classes as well as the masses.”
The film has five melodious songs which have been scored by Raj-Prakash and Ali Gani. The other credits include cinematography by Vijay P. Varude and editing by Sanjib Dutta. The star cast comprises of Om Puri, Annu Kapoor, Sarika, Vinay Pathak, Rajveer Singh, Kashish Vora, Brijendra Kala and others.The film is slated to release in August this year.—————Sanjay Sharma Raj(P.R.O.)