Mind the Malhotras

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Mind the Malhotras
Mind the Malhotras.jpg
Mind the Malhotras on Prime Video
GenreComedy-drama
Family drama
Written byKaran Shrikant Sharma
Sahil Sangha
Directed bySahil Sangha
Ajay Bhuyan
Starring
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9 (list of episodes)
Production
Producer(s)Dia Mirza
Sahil Sangha
Sameer Nair
Deepak Segal
Production location(s)Mumbai, India
Running time23-30 minutes
Production company(s)Applause Entertainment
Born Free Entertainment
DistributorAmazon
Release
Original networkAmazon Prime Video India
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Original release7 June 2019 (2019-06-07)
External links
[Mind the Malhotras Website]

Mind the Malhotras is an Indian sitcom series by Dia Mirza, based on Israeli comedy La Famiglia, follows the lives of Malhotra family, who have reasons to be happy but the couple is going through mid-life crisis so they go for therapy.[1] It is available on Amazon Prime Video from 7 June 2019.[2] It is directed by Sahil Sangha and Ajay Bhuyan starring Mini Mathur, Cyrus Sahukar, Denzil Smith, Sushmita Mukherjee and Anandita Pagnis.[3]

Premise[edit]

When yet another married couple within their friend circle files for divorce, Rishabh and Shefali Malhotra fear that their marriage too may just be a ticking time bomb waiting to explode. They decide to seek professional help from a therapist who dredges up the most embarrassing and bizarre moments in the Malhotras' family life ranging from the quality of their sex life, the quirks of their three kids to the antics of Rishabh’s annoying mother.[4]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Mini Mathur as Shefali Malhotra (Wife)
  • Cyrus Sahukar as Rishabh Malhotra (Husband)
  • Denzil Smith as Dr.Gulfam Rastogi (Therapist)
  • Sushmita Mukherjee as Seema Malhotra/Mummyji (Rishabh's mother)
  • Anandita Pagnis as Jia Malhotra (Daughter of Rishabh and Shefali)
  • Nikki Sharma as Dia Malhotra (Daughter of Rishabh and Shefali)
  • Jason D'souza as Yohan (Son)
  • Rahul Verma as Zoravar (House help)
  • Neal Punmiya as Pratik
  • Asheesh Kapur as Surya (Friend)
  • Parinita Seth as Vaishali (Friend)
  • Shivani Singh as Radha (Neighbour)
  • Rajat Kaul as Syam

Episodic appearances[edit]

(Ep 2 "Mother-in-Law")
  • Simran Sharma as Godwoman
  • Uday Nene as Arjun
  • Baldev Tehran as Badminton coach
(Ep 3 "Correctile Dysfunction")
(Ep 4 "He Says, She Says")
  • Ali Fazal as Himself
  • Rajat Khatri as Badrinath
(Ep 6 "Out of Control")
  • Abhishek Mistry as Gym Manager
  • Sandeep Sharma as Pandit ji
  • Devansh Daswani as Rustom

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [4]
1"Meet the Malhotras"Sahil SanghaKaran Shrikant Sharma and Sahil Sangha7 June 2019 (2019-06-07)

2"Mother-in-Law"Ajay BhuyanKaran Shrikant Sharma and Sahil Sangha7 June 2019 (2019-06-07)

3"Correctile Dysfunction"Ajay BhuyanKaran Shrikant Sharma and Sahil Sangha7 June 2019 (2019-06-07)

4"He Says, She Says"Ajay BhuyanKaran Shrikant Sharma and Sahil Sangha7 June 2019 (2019-06-07)

5"Good Parenting"Ajay BhuyanKaran Shrikant Sharma and Sahil Sangha7 June 2019 (2019-06-07)

6"Out of Control"Ajay BhuyanKaran Shrikant Sharma and Sahil Sangha7 June 2019 (2019-06-07)

7"Just Another Day"Ajay BhuyanKaran Shrikant Sharma and Sahil Sangha7 June 2019 (2019-06-07)

8"Money Matters"Ajay BhuyanKaran Shrikant Sharma and Sahil Sangha7 June 2019 (2019-06-07)

9"A Mid Life Break"Ajay BhuyanKaran Shrikant Sharma and Sahil Sangha7 June 2019 (2019-06-07)

Production[edit]

In November 2018, Applause Entertainment announced comedy series Mind The Malhotras based on Israeli comedy, ‘La Famiglia’. Mini Mathur and Cyrus Sahukar were cast in lead roles supported by ensemble cast of Anandita Pagnis, Nikki Sharma, Jason D'souza, Sushmita Mukherjee and Denzil Smith. It is directed by Sahil Sangha and Ajay Bhuyan. And, co produced by Sahil Sangha and Dia Mirza of Born Free Entertainment and Sameer Nair of Applause Entertainment. Sameer Nair, CEO of Applause Entertainment in a statement said, "The premise of the series is very unique, and yet completely relatable with the modern Indian audience." Mini Mathur pitched in, “I was able to identify with the character of Shefali almost instantly.” Cyrus Sahukar stated “In today’s day and age, the very premise of a show which sees a couple that has three children, seek therapy, and recount all the embarrassing and awkward shenanigans that they get up to as a family makes for hilarious viewing.”[5]

Promotion and release[edit]

On 28 May official trailer was released by Amazon Prime Video India on various social media platforms.[4][6]

Reception[edit]

Akhil Arora writing for the Gadgets 360 of NDTV feels, "Series is a run-of-the-mill adaptation, that doesn't ever look up, let alone aim high."[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mini Mathur and Cyrus Sahukar Join 'Mind The Malhotras'". News 18. 22 November 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Amazon Prime Video Announces Dia Mirza-Produced New Indian Series Mind the Malhotras, Sets June Release Date". NDTV Gadgets 360. 27 May 2019. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Mini Mathur and Cyrus Sahukar to star in Mind the Malhotras". Indian Express. 27 May 2019. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Mind The Malhotras - Official Trailer 2019 | Cyrus Sahukar, Mini Mathur | Amazon Original". YouTube. Amazon Prime Video India. 27 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Applause Entertainment Announces A New Family Comedy - Mind The Malhotras!". NDTV Gadgets 360. 23 November 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Mind the Malhotras Trailer Sets Up the Dysfunctional Marriage and Family at the Heart of the New Amazon Prime Video Series". NDTV Gadgets 360. 28 May 2019. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Mind the Malhotras Review: Indian Remake of Israeli Original Makes Very Little Effort to Be Original". NDTV Gadgets 360. Retrieved 7 June 2019.

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