'Kalyug' actor Kunal Khemu has been roped in for the movie 'Kanjoos Makhichoos' also featuring Shweta Tripathi and Piyush Mishra. Written and directed by Vipul Mehta, the comedy-drama is all about a middle-class man and how he suffers because of the powerful corrupt system.
It is a fight between a common man and an illicit system.
Talking about the movie, and being part of it, Kunal said: "'Kanjoos Makhichoos' is the kind of film that I would love to watch with my family because it is a complete mass entertainer. It has the perfect dose of drama, comedy, plot twists, a sweet message, and a whole lot of entertainment. Also, I had a great time shooting with my co-actors and the entire crew because the energy on set was great. I am sure my fans and their families will enjoy this film."
Kunal is playing the role of Jamnaprasad Pandey who is infamous in the entire town of Deoria, Uttar Pradesh as a miser. His parents, Gangaprasad Pandey (Piyush Mishra) and Saraswati Pandey (Alka Amin), wife Madhuri (Shweta Tripathi), and son Krish, are fed up with Jamna's penny-pinching habits. However, no one knows that he is saving money to take his father for the char-dham yatra.
The story takes a turn when because of the floods, his connection with his family breaks and the government declares people missing for more than 25 days dead and releases a compensation of Rs 7 lakh for each missing person, making it Rs 14 lakh for Jamna's parents. However, by the time the money reaches Jamnaprasad, it is reduced to Rs 10 lakh as government officers in the middle shared Rs 4 lakh of the compensation money amongst themselves. This makes him upset and he decides to resolve the issue even if he has to fight with the corrupt system.
Vipul, who has directed and conceptualised the film added: "'Kanjoos Makhichoos' is a story of a middle-class, simple-minded Pandey family, belonging to Lucknow. The story has a very realistic approach with humane and relatable characters. The humour depicted in the film is also very natural."
"In this world of nuclear urban families, our film is focussing on the story of a joint, close-knit family. The protagonist Jamnaprasad is a miser-minded person and his miserly ways will steal the heart of the audience," concluded the director.
'Kanjoos Makhichoos' is all set to premiere on March 24 on ZEE5.