The film will be releasing in cinemas on the 24th of November, 2017.
The trailer of Kapil Sharma’s much-anticipated movie Firangi is finally here and the tone of the film will take you back to the pre-independence era. Set during the peak of the independence movement, the film is set in Punjab and tells the story of a man Manga who isn’t bothered by the British atrocities and didn’t care about the freedom struggle.With his talent of healing people with a ‘kick’, Manga lands a job with British authorities only to displease his fellow villagers and even his lover. Then begins the journey of realization and winning the love and respect back from his lady. Firangi is unlike Kapil’s debut film as the subtle, conversational humor takes a front seat instead of punchlines.
Directed by Rajeev Dhingra the film is aimed at bringing the acting chops of the comedian in limelight, and his soft-spoken, subtle character dipped in the sades of sepia, do impress the fans. The film also stars Ishita Dutta, Monica Gill, Edward Sonnenblick and is set to release on November 24.
Kapil plays the character of Magga. The trailer begins with Kapil narrating a story to a child as he takes us back in time when India was under the rule of British and the struggle for freedom was gaining momentum, when Indians were getting united under one mission – to gain independence. But looks like only one person had a different thought – Magga aka Kapil. Magga, who serves the British, believes they are not bad people. In fact, it is his job that brings humour in the first half of the trailer. The man who was good for nothing, suddenly turns into the most highly placed man among the white people because of his ability to treat their back pain in the traditional manner of kicking them. Yes, while the entire country was looking for ways to fight the British, Kapil kept them at the end of his kick! But soon, he falls in love and that’s when the story takes a twist.
Kapil is proving his mettle as an actor in the trailer, which makes us curious about the film. While his debut film Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon was an out-and-out comedy, this one has elements of emotions and drama too. The trailer can be touted as a perfect teaser for fans who have been missing the actor-comedian after his show, The Kapil Sharma Show went off air on television. This film also marks Kapil’s venture into film production.