Sharmaji Namkeen is a Hindi language film that was released in 2022 and directed by Hitesh Bhatia. It was written by Supratik Sen and Hitesh Bhatia. The film w

Sharmaji Namkeen Movie Review

Sharmaji Namkeen Movie Review Hindi Movie Review
By nettv4u.com
Review for the film " Sharmaji Namkeen"
Streaming On: Amazon Prime Video
Runtime: 1 Hour 59 Minutes
Certificate: UA
Released: 31-03-2022
Genre: Drama
4 / 5.0

Sharmaji Namkeen is a Hindi language film that was released in 2022 and directed by Hitesh Bhatia Bio coming soon... >> Read More... Hitesh Bhatia . It was written by Supratik Sen Supratik is an Indian screenwriter who has worked >> Read More... Supratik Sen and Hitesh Bhatia. The film was produced by Farhan Akhter, Ritesh Sidhwani Ritesh Sidhwani was born in Mumbai on January 1, 1 >> Read More... Ritesh Sidhwani , Abhishek Chaubey Abhishek Chaubey, an Indian Film Director was born >> Read More... Abhishek Chaubey , and Honey Trehan Born on 4th October, 1978 Honey Trehan is an estab >> Read More... Honey Trehan . The film stars Rishi Kapoor Rishi Kapoor is an actor born in the prominent Kap >> Read More... Rishi Kapoor , Paresh Rawal The Padma Shri award winner who shot to fame with >> Read More... Paresh Rawal , Juhi Chawla Juhi Chawla is a renowned Indian actress and produ >> Read More... Juhi Chawla , and Suhail Nayyar Suhail Nayyar is an Indian Film Actor. He worked i >> Read More... Suhail Nayyar in the central roles. Sharmaji Namkeen is the last film that legendary Indian actor Rishi Kapoor acted in before succumbing to cancer in 2020. The film was still left for production when Rishi Kapoor went to the heavenly abode. To complete the film, actor Paresh Rawal was added on to complete the impending scenes and played the character of ‘Sharma Ji’, which was played by Rishi Kapoor. Hence, Sharmaji Namkeen is a film with two actors playing the same character. Sharmaji Namkeen pays tribute to the legendary actor of Indian Cinema, Rishi Kapoor. The film was released on Amazon Prime Video.


As the film’s title suggests, the plot revolves around the central character ‘Sharmaji’ played by Rishi Kapoor and Paresh Rawal, who is a widower and he retired early, at the age of 58. Sharmaji stays with his two sons. Due to his boredom, Sharmaji tries to find small jobs that would make him entertained and engaged. Because of his extraordinary cooking skills, he is advised by his friend to become a caterer for kitty parties. At one such kitty party, he meets Veena Manchanda, another widow, and befriends her. He continues to cater for many such kitty parties. His sons somehow come across a video of Sharma Ji dancing at one such kitty party and get humiliated by their father. In a rage, his sons expose some of their secrets to Sharma Ji, which leaves him devastated. Regardless, he decides to follow his hobby of cooking, and things turn tense in Sharma Ji’s family as he gets to know about things his son had hidden from him, eventually bringing the family closer.

Star Performance

Rishi Kapoor played the role of Brij Gopal Sharma and Paresh Rawal played the impending scenes and played the same character as Brij Gopal Sharma. Suhail Nayyar plays the role of Rinku, Juhi Chawla plays the role of Veena Manchanda, and Isha Talwar Isha Talwar was born on December 22, 1987, in Mumb >> Read More... Isha Talwar plays the role of Urmi Kaul. The other cast members include Satish Kaushik An active actor, filmmaker & producer as well. He >> Read More... Satish Kaushik , Sulagna Panigrahi Sulagna Panigrahi is a skilled and renowned actres >> Read More... Sulagna Panigrahi , Sheeba Chaddha Sheeba Chaddha was born in Delhi in the year 1973 >> Read More... Sheeba Chaddha , Ayesha Raza Ayesha Raza developed a natural inclination for th >> Read More... Ayesha Raza , Parmeet Sethi Parmeet Sethi came to limelight as Kuljeet in the >> Read More... Parmeet Sethi , etc. Ranbir Kapoor Ranbir Kapoor is a noted Indian film actor. He was >> Read More... Ranbir Kapoor too appears in the film for a pre-film message.


The film Sharmaji Namkeen successfully delivers what it promised to be, that is, Humorous, family drama, and emotional at times, a complete family entertainer. The film’s storytelling was brilliantly done by the makers. The death of Rishi Kapoor left the movie at a standstill point for an extended period. The makers had even thought of going with CGI techniques to complete the scenes with Rishi Kapoor. Ranbir Kapoor, the son of Rishi Kapoor, too, was contemplating completing the remaining scenes with the help of prosthetics. At last, the makers brought Paresh Rawal to play the character of Sharmaji, and he helped in completing the remaining scenes. Both actors have portrayed the character brilliantly, each bringing their charm to the character. The simple, light-hearted story of a retired widower is packed with hope and happiness, posing as the perfect tribute to the iconic Rishi Kapoor.

 What’s There?

  • Stellar Performance.
  • Heartfelt storyline.
  • Beautiful portrayal of self-love.

What’s Not There?

  • The absence of Rishi Kapoor rings loud.


Sharmaji Namkeen is a must-watch film, especially for it is Rishi Kapoor’s last film. The plotline and storytelling are worth watching. The sweet family drama, which comes with comedy and the slice-of-life genre, perfectly creates an appealing watch that makes sure to grip the audience till the end.