Zee Studios, on Tuesday, October 21, released the trailer of its upcoming in-house production comedy family entertainer, Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari. The film stars Manoj Bajpayee as a 90s-era wedding detective, Mangal, who is chasing a prospective groom, Suraj, played by Diljit Dosanjh, to find and reveal his vices. Besides this, the film has Fatima Sana Shaikh in the lead role.
Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari is a social satire, a social commentary on how arranged marriages happen in India; how the match-making process for marriages happens between two families.
Slated to hit the screens along with other the big Diwali releases of 2020, the film is helmed by famed director Abhishek Sharma, who has been associated with projects like The Zoya Factor (2019) and Parmanu (2018). Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari is a slice of life story set in the 1990s where Suraj Singh Dhillon is your quintessential Punjabi young bachelor who is looking to get hitched to a beautiful girl. He is suave, he is smart, he is handsome and funny – a killer combination! But he is finding it so hard to get hitched.
Talking about the film, director Abhishek Sharma said “This film captures the innocence of bygone times. There is a certain simplicity in the tone we have used which we hope to remind people of the movies of Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Basu Chatterjee. It is a clean family-comedy. It is a funny film but we have consciously ensured to not tread into slapstick humour. It’s a take on the great Indian wedding ‘milestone’ where the whole family participated and ends up in hilarious situations.”
Shariq Patel, CEO Zee Studios, added, “We are proud to present a clean wholesome family entertainer as Zee Studio’s first in house film production. Cinema in India has always been a community experience, and we are hopeful that Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari is a film that families can enjoy together this Diwali.”
Playing Goliath to Dosanjh’s David is the stellar Manoj Bajpayee, playing the character of Madhu Mangal Rane, a middle-aged wedding detective from Bombay. A cat and mouse game ensues where both are trying to gain upmanship, eliciting genuine laughs and rib-tickling situations along the way.
Besides the above-mentioned leads, the film includes Annu Kapoor, Manoj Pahwa, Seema Pahwa, Supriya Pilgaonkar, Neha Pendse, Manuj Sharma, Neeraj Sood, Abhishek Banerjee, Vijay Raaz, Karishma Tanna, Vanshika Sharma amongst others.