Late Om Puri’s last film ‘Mr Kabaadi’ to release on August 25

Late veteran actor Om Puri’s last film, Mr Kabaadi, is set to be released on August 25. A rib-tickling satirical comedy, the film is written and directed by Om Puri’s first wife Seema Kapoor.  

Late actor Om Puri in 'Mr Kabaadi'
Late actor Om Puri in 'Mr Kabaadi'. Photo: Provided

The other lead actor with Om Puri, Anu Kapoor, plays the role of a kabaadiwala or a scrap dealer who becomes rich and the series of events that follow make for an entertaining laugh riot. 

Anu Kapoor in 'Mr Kabaadi'
Anu Kapoor in 'Mr Kabaadi'. Photo: Provided

Seema said in a statement, “Mr Kabaadi is a satirical comedy fare. I believe that comedy arises when thoughts and emotions that lay hidden in the subconscious are expressed consciously. In this film, we have shown that when a kabaadiwala or a scrap dealer becomes rich, how he flaunts his wealth… to be like other millionaires how he changes his wardrobe, trying a different accent and expanding his business.”

Seema Kapoor, director and writer of 'Mr Kabaadi'.
Seema Kapoor, director and writer of 'Mr Kabaadi'. Photo courtesy: YouTube

“All the actors in the film are power performers. The film has shaped up quite well and it will be liked by the classes as well as the masses.”

Director Seema Kapoor has roped in the finest actors of Bollywood to make this slapstick comedy. Produced by Anup Jalota, Rakesh Gupta, Dinesh Gupta and Om Chhangani, Mr Kabaadi stars Vinay Pathak, Sarika, Brijendra Kala, Rajveer Singh, Kashish Vora, Meenal Kapoor.

Late Om Puri, a Padma Shri awardee, died of a heart attack in January 2017 at his residence in Mumbai. He was 66.

He was last seen in Salman Khan’s Tubelight.