Kapil Sharma’s Firangi will hit the screens soon

Comedian Kapil Sharma is back in the news – this time for the right reasons.

His second movie, Firangi, will hit the theatres on November 24. Kapil made his debut in Bollywood in 2015 with Kis Kis Ko Pyar Karoon. It was a romantic comedy, directed by Abbas Mustan, and produced by Abbas Mustan, Ganesh Jain and Rattan Jain. While it did not set the screens on fire, it did do decent business at the box office, earning a neat profit.

Now comes Firangi, which is a period drama, set in British India.

Kapil Sharma, who got into trouble over a harmless tweet some time back, has taken a bold step with Firangi.  A period film does not always go down well with the masses, unless it has a huge budget that can take care of various aspects, such as story, costumes, background, music, accents, historical references, and so on and so forth. In short, it needs a lot of attention to detail.

By producing Firangi  himself, Kapil has taken a huge risk. But if it does well, it could catapult him to the next level, and enable him to entrench himself in the industry. The venture has been directed by Rajiev Dhingra, who, incidentally, is Kapil’s childhood friend. Dhingra was also the creative director of  The Kapil Sharma Show.

The plot of Firangi seems interesting enough: Manga (Kapil Sharma) believes that the British are not too bad, and he gets fairly cozy with them, even working with a Britisher, thanks to his unique talent of curing back pain with a (ahem!) kick.

He falls in love with a local girl (Ishita Dutta), but her family is vehemently opposed to the match as they find Manga’s cozying up to the British objectionable. From then on, it is about him winning their confidence.

How the film will fare is anybody’s guess, but Kapil’s fans wait eagerly to see him in a new avatar.


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