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Fox Star Studios to turn TV show Khichdi into a movie

MUMBAI: Fox Star Studios will release Khichdi - The Movie, a big screen adaptation of the popular television series Khichdi on 1 October. It is, perhaps, the first time in India that a TV show has been turned into a film.


Produced by Hats Off Productions and written and directed by Aatish Kapadia, the film is an all out fun and crazy ride and is best described as “Comedy Family ki Family Comedy”.


Says producer Jamnadas Majethia, “The TV serial changed the grammar of comedy when it came on television and viewers got addicted to the humour. Khichdi - The Movie will create the same magic on the big screen and hopefully redefine comedy in Indian cinema.”


Bringing Hollywood practices to India where popular and successful television shows like Mr. Bean, Batman, Simpsons, Mission Impossible, Star Wars and Sex and the City get made into films regularly, the studio could be a starting a new trend in the country.


“We are very excited about the research feedback from the audiences that have seen Khichdi - The Movie. Audiences loved the ’saaf suthri comedy’ and found it to be funnier than most recent comedy films. Audiences are looking for new experiences and let’s face it, there are very few good clean comedy films that audiences can go and watch with the entire family and that’s the promise of Khichdi - The Movie," says Fox Star Studios India CEO Vijay Singh.


Khichdi, which aired on Star Plus in 2002, achieved the highest TVR for a comedy sitcom on television. In its first run, the serial reached out to 8.6 million viewers tickling households across the country and bagged several awards.
 

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