Rishi Kapoor who was last seen in 'Mulk' which was helmed by Anubhav Sinha, is all set to make his debut on online streaming giant Netflix. Leena Yadav and Rishi Kapoor will make their Netflix debut with 'Rajma Chawal', a light-hearted story about a family in the age of social media. Rajma Chawal will be available exclusively on Netflix, worldwide, on November 30, 2018, before which it will premiere at the BFI London Film Festival in October 2018.
Set in the chaotic, vibrant area of Chandni Chowk in Delhi, Rajma Chawal captures the relationship between a father attempting to reconnect with his estranged son through social media, a new world for him. The film is an emotional roller-coaster, interspersing grief and the pressure of family expectations with humour, compassion and love. Rishi Kapoor plays the role of Raj Mathur, the father, along with Amyra Dastur, Aparshakti Khurana and Anirudh Tanwar in his debut role as Kabir Mathur, the son.
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An internationally acclaimed filmmaker, Leena Yadav navigates complex and dynamic family relationships with depth, sensitivity and the ability to find humour in unexpected places. Her first international feature film, 'Parched', premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015.
Leena Yadav said, “The father-son dynamic is a universal human theme, and Netflix, with its global reach and ability to address a range of audiences with rich and resonant stories, was the ideal partner for us. Being on Netflix invites the whole world into the lives of a family in Chandni Chowk, and we are excited to bring the tumult, colour and vitality of both the family and the area to newer audiences.”
Swati Shetty, Director, International Originals and Acquisitions, Netflix, said, “Rajma Chawal takes the viewer along the highs and lows of family dynamics, and we hope members around the world will relate to the story and its multi-dimensional characters. Technology and social media are changing human relationships globally, and we’re honoured that the stellar team behind this film chose to partner with Netflix on showing their take on this subject to the world.”
Rishi Kapoor has had two back-to-back releases in 2018. The actor was seen sharing screen space with Amitabh Bachchan in Umesh Shukla's directorial '102 Not Out', after which he was seen in Anubhav Sinha's directorial 'Mulk' starring Taapsee Pannu. 'Rajma Chawal' will be the 'Hum Tum' actor's third film to release in 2018.
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