~ The direct-to-digital film will premiere on 24th March 2023 exclusively on ZEE5 Global ~

Global, 21st  March 2023: ZEE5 Global, the world’s largest streaming platform for South Asian content  announced its upcoming direct to digital movie – Kanjoos Makhichoos today. Written and directed by Vipul Mehta, the comedy drama stars Kunal Kemmu, Shweta Tripathi, Piyush Mishra, Alka Amin, Rajiv Gupta and the late Raju Srivastav in pivotal roles. It is set to premiere on ZEE5 Global on 24th March 2023.

Kanjoos Makhichoos - Wikipedia

Presenting a unique  comedy drama – Kanjoos Makhichoos is the story of Jamnaprasad Pandey (Kunal Khemu) who is infamous in the entire town of Deoria, Uttar Pradesh as a miser. His parents, Gangaprasad Pandey (Piyush Mishra) and Saraswati Pandey (Alka Amin), wife Madhuri (Shweta Tripathi) and son Krish, are fed up with Jamna’s penny-pinching habits. Right from allocating one bucket per person for bathing to using one agarbatti throughout the month, Jamnaprasad never spares a single rupee unnecessarily. However, little does the family know that Jamna has been saving up to fulfill his father’s long standing wish of going on a char-dhaam yatra. 

Kanjoos Makkhichoose

However, his miser habits pay off as he is able to fulfill his parent’s long cherished dream of going on char-dhaam yatra. But, Jamna’s happiness is short-lived; destiny plays tricks and causes heavy rains and flooding during the trip. Jamna loses all contact with his parents. The Government declares people missing for more than 25 days dead and releases a compensation of Rs. 0.7 million for each missing person, making it Rs 1.4 million for Jamna’s both parents. However, by the time the compensation reaches Jamnaprasad, it is reduced to Rs 1.0 million as government officers playing middle men, have generously shared Rs 0.4 million  of the compensation money amongst themselves. Upset that he has been cheated like this, Jamna decides to fight back against an illicit system. But, will a powerless, generally undermined middle-class person win against a powerful, corrupt system? 



Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global said, “We’ve always looked to cater to the varied content preferences of our global audiences through the widest choice of genres. With the world digital premiere of Kanjoos Makhichoos, we bring viewers yet another direct-to-digital release in this refreshing story with light-hearted humour at the core. This family entertainer with pitch perfect comic timing is sure to entertain all.”


Producer Deepak Mukut says, “Apart from being a family entertainer, Kanjoos Makhichoos also has a beautiful message for the viewers. We had a whale of a time shooting for the film along with the talented bunch of actors including Kunal Kemmu, Shweta Tripathi, Piyush Mishra and others. We are happy to announce the release date of the movie and hope the audience enjoys it just the way we all enjoyed making it”.


Director Vipul Mehta said, “Kanjoos Makhichoos is a story of a middle-class, simple-minded Pandey family, belonging to Lucknow. The story has a very realistic approach with humane and relatable characters. The humour depicted in the film is also very natural. In this world of nuclear urban families, our film is focussing on the story of a joint, close-knitted family. The protagonist Jamnaprasad is a miser minded person and his miserly ways will steal the heart of the audience. Overall, my journey with Zee has been everlasting as my first show ’Koshish Ek Aasha’ aired on Zee and now my first Hindi debut film Kanjoos Makhichoos is also releasing on ZEE5 Global”.


Actor Kunal Kemmu said, “Kanjoos Makhichoos is the kind of film that I would love to watch with my family because it is a complete mass entertainer. It has the perfect dose of drama, comedy, plot twists, a sweet message and a whole lot of entertainment. Also, I had a great time shooting with my co-actors and the entire crew because the energy on-set was great. I am sure that my fans and their families will enjoy this film”.


Kanjoos Makhichoos will stream exclusively on ZEE5 Global on 24th March 2023


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