The film 'Shastry Virudh Shastry' (Shastry vs Shastry) is now streaming on Netflix after a cinematic release at the end of last year. The family drama, which stars Paresh Rawal in a pivotal role, has garnered widespread praise for its depiction of familial relationships.
'Shastry Virudh Shastry', also starring Shiv Panditt, Mimi Chakraborty, Amruta Subhash, Manoj Joshi, and Neena Kulkarni, captures an emotional courtroom drama as a grandfather fights to retain guardianship of his grandson.
Rawal, 68, has expressed his sheer joy at being of the project and the response it has had from audiences. He also expressed gratitude to the directors of 'Shastry Virudh Shastry', Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy, for giving him this film.
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He said: "I am simply overwhelmed and touched; by such a wonderful film, that you have given me. I can only say that I love you and I pray to God to grant you a very long life.
"My career as an actor would have been thoroughly incomplete if I wouldn't have done this film. What a tender film you have made dada! Am thankful that such a subject was handled by someone like you because of the way you go about it, it's so heart-touching. Dada, I love you very much... thank you for your film."
The Bollywood version follows the success of the Bengali film ‘Posto’ as a remake in Hindi. The movie revolves around seven-year-old Momoji, who is caught in a tangled web of emotions as he is torn apart between his parents and his beloved grandparents. Mimi Chakraborty makes her Bollywood debut with the film, in which Rawal’s role was played by Bengali thespian Soumitra Chatterjee.
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The actor’s next projects are more light-hearted with ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ and ‘Hera Pheri 3’ with Akshay Kumar. Both are part of a successful franchise produced by Firoz Nadiadwala.