Bollywood drama ‘Sharmaji Namkeen’ is Rishi Kapoor’s latest film. However, as a lead actor, he was unable to complete his last film due to illness. He died before filming was finished. Now, two years after his death, Rishi Kapoor’s film is among the audience and is also receiving recognition. Sharma Ji Namkeen, written and directed by Hitesh Bhatia, was released today on the Amazon Prime Video OTT platform, that is, on March 31. Paresh Rawal was cast in his place to complete the unfinished filming of Rishi after his death on April 30, 2020. In a way, it is also an interesting film where two different actors have played the same character.
Not only Bollywood but also the movie industry was looking at Rishi Kapoor’s latest movie. Apart from Rishi-Paresh, Juhi Chawla, Suhail Nayyar and Isha Talwar have important roles in the film. Rishi Kapoor’s son, Ranbir Kapoor, has been heavily promoting his father’s latest film. Apart from Ranbir, Bollywood stars like Aamir Khan, Farhan Akhtar, Alia Bhatt, Arjun Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, etc. they have also promoted Sharma Ji Namkeen. There is no strong trend about the movie on social media, but the reactions that have come in can be said in favor of the movie.
Rishi Kapoor and Paresh Rawal in Sharma Ji Namkeen.
Emotions about Rishi Kapoor
Most of the users get excited about Rishi’s latest movie and remember the late actor’s old movies and characters. A user shared the stills from the actor’s movie ‘Bol Radha Bol’ with Juhi Chawla and wrote – Rishi Kapoor first shared screen with Juhi (opposite) in 1992 in Bol Radha Bol and now for the last time they both appeared Sharma ji looks in Namken. For the last time, this is a special movie in terms of Rishi and Juhi’s chemistry. Let us tell you that Rishi and Juhi also appeared together in Chandni in 1989 before Bol Radha Se. However, Rishi’s opposite was Sridevi in the hit romantic drama ‘Chandni’.
Many users wrote that Rishi Kapoor was the best actor in Indian cinema. He used to settle into all kinds of characters. Sharma ji Namkeen is a great example of Rishi’s work. With this, the user wrote that Rishi’s absence will always be missed. Sharma ji Namkeen must be seen. Some users have even called on critics not to place any value on the film in sentimentalizing Rishi’s latest film.
How did critics like Sharma Ji Namkeen?
Critics have found Sharma Ji Namkeen to be fine. Bollywood Hungama said in its review that Sharma Ji Namkeen is a ‘heartwarming’ film. The handwriting of the film in the form of story, script and dialogue has been found wonderful. Hitesh Bhatia’s direction has also been found better. The work of Rishi and Paresh Rawal has been praised. There are many changes in Rishi’s character in the film which was completed by Paresh Rawal. Despite this, Rishi and Paresh’s work is considered better. The work of Juhi and other artists has also been fantastic. NDTV, including the Pinkvilla and Koimoi movie websites, have rated Sharma Ji Namkeen 3 points out of 5 or higher. The rating can be considered excellent. Although Indian Express has rated Sharma Ji Namkeen only 2.5.
There is very little commotion about the movie on IMDb. So far, only 100 users have rated the movie.