Anupam Kher and Neena Gupta join hands in the comedy movie Shiv Shastri Balboa.
‘Shiv Shakti Balboa’ is the debut feature film of the director and writer Ajayan Venugopalan. Ajayan has written many heartwarming characters in the movie. Still, it is the veterans Anupam Kher last seen in the successful movie
Kashmir Files and Neena Gupta, featured in Goodbye and Panchayat that steal the show with their stellar performances.
Though the movie revolves around the theme of aging parents and how not every parent wishes to spend their post-retirement life in the comfort of their home, it also showcases the struggles of Indian immigrants in a foreign land.
The Storyline of The Movie ‘Shiv Shastri Balboa’
Shiv Shankar Shastri is a retired bank officer who trains boxers. He moves to Ohio to live with his son, Rahul, post his retirement. Shiv’s son lives in Ohio with his wife, Alka, and two sons, Arjun and Adivath, happy about Shiv’s arrival.
Initially, Shiv was also elated to spend time with his grandsons, son, and daughter-in-law, but soon, he was fed up with the monotonous days.
He daydreams about the stairs in Philadelphia that Sylvester Stallone climbed in the climax of Rocky. He asks Alka and Rahul to take him to Philadelphia, but they are too busy in their lives to make time for an outing.
Being a Rocky fanatic visiting those stairs is not only his dream but also a wish that he wants to fulfill before he dies at any cost. Hence, when the realization that visiting that place is a far-fetched dream kicks in, it makes him sad!
Hence, he takes it upon himself to fulfill his desire along with his newfound friend, Elsa, who is an Indian housemaid trapped in an Indian household by her employers. While Shiv wants to go to Philadelphia, Elsa wants to elope from her employer’s house and move back to India.
With different motives, both of them decide to help each other in fulfilling their respective desires. However, what began as an innocent wish took an adventurous turn which was way beyond both of their imaginations.
Watch the movie in cinemas near you to find out if Shiv and Elsa take charge of their lives and fulfill their desires or if they chicken out and continue living the same mundane lives.
It is a simple dramedy that captures the essence of every aging parent who is no longer the driver of their and their family’s lives and is asked to take a back seat all of a sudden post their retirement.
But what if this isn’t the life they want? What if they want an unconventional post-retirement life full of adventure and surprise? This movie will take you on a ride with Shiv Shastri and how he tries to break free from the shackles of old age.
Beyond any shadow of a doubt, Anupam Kher and his portrayal of Shiv’s pure-hearted innocent character will make your heart full.
Trailer of the movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Acp006qJPQ&ab_channel=AnupamKher
The Overview of The Movie ‘Shiv Shastri Balboa’
Genre Drama, Comedy Language Hindi Directed by Ajayan Venugopalan Written by Ajayan Venugopalan Produced by Kishore Varieth Release Date 10 February 2023 IMDB Rating 9.2/10 Starring Anupam Kher, Nargis Fakhri, Neena Gupta Distributed by UFI Motion Pictures Production Company UFI Motion Pictures Budget 30 crore INR approximately
Star Cast Details of the Movie ‘Shiv Shastri Balboa’
Actor Character Details Anupam Kher Shiv Shankar Shastri Read Nargis Fakhri Sia Read Neena Gupta Elsa Read Sharib Hashmi Cinnamon Read Alexandra Faye Sadeghian Waitress Read Josh Elliott Pickel Ricky Read Anil Joseph Sanjeev Read Marianne Goodell Siya’s mom Read Awlad Hossen Eshan Eshan Read Alison Corriere Dancer Read Trevor McCollum TSA Officer Read Dana Maley Bartender Read Sean Lynch Siya’s dad Read Rhea Yadav Maya Read
Where to Watch the Movie ‘Shiv Shastri Balboa’ in HD
You can watch and download the movie ‘Shiv Shastri Balboa’ in cinemas near you. As far as the OTT release of the movie is concerned, there aren’t any confirmations from the producers. However, if reports are to be believed, ‘Shiv Shakti Balboa’ will be available on OTT platforms from March 2023.
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