Renowned director of Gujarati films and plays Vipul Mehta is excited as his directorial debut Hindi film ‘Kanjoos Makhichoos’ is releasing on 24 March on ZEE5. The comedic drama is written and directed by Vipul Mehta, stars Kunal Kemmu, Shweta Tripathi, Piyush Mishra, Alka Amin, Rajiv Gupta, and the late Raju Srivastav. Vipul here speaks about ‘Kanjoos Makhichoos’.
Vipul Mehta shares, “My Guajarati film ‘Chaal Jeevi Laiye’ success gained me this chance at directing a Hindi film. By sheer coincidence, Mr. Anuj Sharma learned that my Guajarati movie “Chaal Jeevi Laiye” was well-liked and successful. He personally watched my Guajarati film in response and invited me to collaborate with him on a Hindi movie. I narrated to him the script of ‘Kanjoos Makhichoos’ which is an adaptation of the hugely popular Gujarati play ‘Swajan Re Juth Mat Bolo’. They seemed to like it, and after some discussion about just the specifics, they asked me to proceed. In conclusion, Mr. Anuj Sharma gave me my first break as a Hindi filmmaker with Kanjoos Makhichoos, and I can’t express how grateful I am for his confidence in me. Working with such encouraging and generous producers was a privilege.”
Says Producer Anuj Sharma, “Vipul Mehta has worked incredibly hard on this project. His sensibility and script familiarity were very convincing. He brought out the best from our actors, which was extremely impressive. Regional films and the new generation of directors, writers, and technicians nowadays are good and technically sound. Likewise, our film’s director, Vipul Mehta. His earlier film, ‘Chaal Jeevi Laiye,’ is still the highest-grossing Gujarati film. I am very positive that ‘Kanjoos Makhichoos’ as his first Hindi film will undoubtedly go down in history as a significant work for him.”
‘Kanjoos Makhichoos’ is set to premiere on the OTT platform ZEE5 on March 24th, produced by Thundersky Entertainment founded by Kushagra Sharma and Srishti Sharma who continue their father’s (Anuj Sharma) lineage as filmmakers with his guidance.