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Kanjoos Makhichoos review: Kunal Kemmu's film is entertaining but too much to follow

The story keeps changing plotlines, thrice.

Kanjoos Makhichoos review: Kunal Kemmu's film is entertaining but too much to follow
Kanjoos Makhichoos.

Last Updated: 08.37 PM, Mar 24, 2023



Jamuna is a miser. Why is he like that? Find out.


Kanjoos Makhichoos is a movie that wants to convey a lot. It has a very suspenseful start. The story begins at midnight, with a kanjoos.

Kunal Kemmu in the role of Jamuna Prasad Pandey is introduced with a great accent. He nails the lower middle class man who thinks only about saving money. Of course, there's a whole reason he does so. The reason is heartwarming and everything since is heartwrenching.

Shweta Tripathi too has an accent which doesn't work with her. In the role of Madhuri, she is the typical housewife.

Piyush Mishra as Jamuna's father Ganga is hilarious. He is very much in character even this time.

Alka Amin as Jamuna's mother Saraswati is good too. She plays the cool mother well.

The story works because of its humour. Every person who has met a miser (read Indian dads) also instantly relates to Jamuna.


Kunal gets a commercial track in the film. The song comes out of the blue but it sure is great to see him in one of such songs after long.

Kanjoos Makhichoos ends up tapping into the story of Kedarnath floods. Even though the story has been told and retold many times, this time, Kunal makes it better. The song, on the other hand, doesn't.

Raju Srivastava has a special role in the film. He does well in his last role.

Kunal nails his role as a son. His facial expressions work well in such scenes.

The story gets embarrassingly hilarious. It is so bizzare and makes you cringe.

There are three topics the movie taps into. That gets a little confusing to follow after a point.

Eventually though, the film ends on a good note. It, of course, is in favour of Jamuna.


Vipul Mehta's film is entertaining enough but has three plotlines. First, it tries to figure out why is Jamuna a miser, then it switches to a tragedy and then moves to a bigger tragedy. It is tough to follow so many plotlines in one movie. Watch this if you are a fan of Kunal.

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