- Produced by Jamnadas Majethia and written and directed by Aatish Kapadia, the film will have its digital premiere on Feb. 9.
Thirteen years after the first “Khichdi” movie was released, producer Jamnadas Majethia and writer and director Aatish Kapadia’s sequel — “Khichdi 2: Mission Paanthukistan” — is coming to the small screen. The much-awaited comedy-drama is set to stream on Zee5 Global with a worldwide digital premiere on Feb. 9. The film stars Supriya Pathak Kapur, Rajeev Mehta, Anang Desai, Vandana Pathak, Jamnadas Majethia, Kirti Kulhari, Anant Vidhaat Sharma, Reyaansh Vir Chaddha and Flora Saini in prominent roles along with surprise cameos by Farah Khan and Pratik Gandhi.
In the sequel, the Parekh family goes on an adventure to save the world with Praful playing a double role and also serving as an emperor of a fictional country Paanthukistan. The absurdity, the gags, and the silliness return as the Parekh family’s adventure transcends various landscapes – cities, beaches, snow-clad mountains, deserts, and caves. The film promises an uproarious adventure as the Parekh family stumbles upon a royal revelation that catapults them into a whirlwind of comedic chaos.
“For more than two decades, the Khichdi franchise has been a source of laughter for audiences, creating a nostalgic connection with them,” Majethia said. “Even after more than a decade since our last film, the excitement has been still buzzing with constant inquiries about the return of ‘Khichdi’,” he added. “It has a robust bond with its fans, and with the world digital premiere of ‘Khichdi 2’ on ZEE5 Global, we are thrilled that this enduring comedy franchise will continue to not only expand its family but also cross international borders.”
“Fans eagerly awaited the return of Khichdi, and with this new offering, we’re bringing back the unmatched craziness of the Khichdi family through their comedic escapades in Paanthukistan,” said Kapadia. “The franchise holds a special place in our hearts, and through this sequel, we aim to amplify the laughter, craziness, and quintessential humor that fans love. Working with this exceptional cast has been an absolute joy and returning with them after so many years felt like home. I believe our collaborative efforts will bring forth a memorable chapter in the Khichdi legacy.”
For Supriya Pathak, the vivacious Hansa, bringing her character back in has been an absolute delight. “The laughter, camaraderie, and the sheer absurdity of the character never fail to bring a smile to my face,” she said. “Hansa as a character has resonated so well across all age groups and it has been the most gratifying role of my life. This new installment guarantees another laughter-filled rollercoaster ride and what better platform than ZEE5 Global for a homegrown show like ‘Khichdi’.”
Users can download the ZEE5 Global app from the Google Play Store / iOS App Store. It is available on Roku devices, Apple TVs, Android TVs, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TVs. Users can also access ZEE5 Global on www.ZEE5.com .