Prime Video’s ‘Sharmaji Namkeen’ tells the unique tale of B. G. Sharma, a 58-year old middle class widower, dealing with retirement and accidentally discovering a passion for cooking.
‘Sharmaji Namkeen’ will be available to stream on the platform from March 31, 2022.
Cast and creators
- Rishi Kapoor
- Paresh Rawal
- Juhi Chawla
- Satish Kaushik
- Suhail Nayyar
- Taaruk Raina
- Isha Talwar
- Sheeba Chadha
- Ayesha Raza Mishra
Directer by Hitesh Bhatia
“B. G. Sharma is a 58-year old widower, and a middle class man, living in West Delhi. He is one of millions of faceless people in a mundane routine called life. One fine day, the company he has worked for his entire life, lays him off. A man of many prejudices and limited knowledge, Sharma struggles to cope with this beast called retirement. He keeps finding ways to stay relevant, but only ends up getting in his two sons’ ways. The only time he really comes into his own is when he is in the kitchen.
“He is a cook nonpareil, waiting to be discovered, not yet fully aware of his culinary superpower. Until one day, he comes into contact with a bunch of merry women. They rekindle in Sharma, a passion for cooking and life in general, that was missing from his life. What follows is the mysterious and hilarious double life of super chef Sharma, as he overcomes his own as well as society’s prejudices, on his way to finding meaning in life.”
‘Sharmaji Namkeen’ will feature the late Rishi Kapoor and Paresh Rawal both essaying the lead character of B. G. Sharma. This is due to the fact that Rishi Kapoor passed away before the shooting of the film could be completed and Paresh Rawal stepped in to help finish it as a tribute to the veteran actor.
As Sharmaji starts getting worn-out due to his retirement, a happy accident leads to the bored old man discovering a talent for cooking that opens up new doors. However, his age, his status as a widower, and two uptight sons are just a few hurdles that stand in his way.