Khichdi: The Movie

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Khichdi: The Movie
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Directed by Aatish Kapadia
Produced by Jamnadas Majethia
Story by Aatish Kapadia
Based on Khichdi and Instant Khichdi
by Aatish Kapadia
Starring Supriya Pathak
Anang Desai
Rajeev Mehta
Jamnadas Majethia
Nimisha Vakharia
Narrated by Kesar Majethia
Markand Soni
Music by Raju Singh
Cinematography Sanjay Jadhav
Edited by Hemal Kothari
Distributed by Fox Star Studios
Release date
1 October 2010
Running time
120 Minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Khichdi: The Movie is a 2010 Bollywood comedy film, directed by Aatish Kapadia. It is the first film by Hats Off Productions and stars Anang Desai, Supriya Pathak, Rajeev Mehta, Nimisha Vakharia and Jamnadas Majethia in the lead roles. The film is based on the STAR India TV series Khichdi and Instant Khichdi. It is the first film in the history of Hindi cinema to be based on a television series.[1]


The film starts with two kids Jacky (Markand Soni) and Chakki (Kesar Majethia), narrating the story of their hilariously madcap Parekh family to their classmates on a camp. When Chandrakant Sheth (Arvind Vaidya), father of Himanshu (Jamnadas Majethia) and Hansa (Supriya Pathak) passes away, he manages to tell the Parekh family that his last wish is to have his son Himanshu married. Now, Himanshu has one ambition since childhood, that is to have a memorable, legendary love story. It is all together another matter that he is not in love with anyone and neither is he capable of getting any sensible girl to like him. But as Babuji (Anang Desai) often wisely says, "for every idiotic Praful (Rajeev Mehta), there is an even more idiotic Hansa made", his prophecy turns out to be true. Parminder (Kirti Kulhari), Himanshu's neighbor, falls in love with Himanshu for no logical reason and the 2 get engaged to get married. That is when the story line takes a turn – Himanshu realizes on the eve of the wedding that the impending ceremony would mean impending doom to his desire to have a legendary love story, as nothing interesting has happened in his love story to make it memorable. It was a simple non happening take with a boring happy ending. No resistance, no conflict, no separation, no sad song, no climax, nothing. So, in order to make the Himanshu–Parminder love story a legendary one, Himanshu, along with Babuji, Praful, Hansa and Jayshree (Nimisha Vakharia), sets out to stall the wedding. And then begins their journey to create all those missing stages in Himanshu's love story in order to make it legendary. However, in this hilariously hare brained process, they make a mess of everything and how at the incredibly ridiculous climax Himanshu eventually manages to win his love back, makes up the rest of the story of the film.


Note: Vandana Pathak, who originally portrayed Jayshree in Khichdi and Instant Khichdi, was approached to play the same role in the film as well and accepted. However, due to her prior commitments, she was unable to do so; hence, Nimisha Vakharia was offered the role, and she accepted.

Box office[edit]

The film performed well considering that it faced stiff competition from Anjaana Anjaani.[3] The film grossed Rs.6 crores nett and was declared "Average".[4]

Awards and nominations[edit]

6th Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards
2011 Zee Cine Awards
2011 Filmfare Awards

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Partner Portals. "Movie : Khichdi - The Movie Cast". Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  3. ^ "". Archived from the original on 9 December 2013. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  4. ^ "". Archived from the original on 9 December 2013. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  5. ^ "Winners of Zee Cine Awards 2011". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 22 October 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-14. 
  6. ^ "56th Filmfare Awards 2011 Nominations". 

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