Releasing on 23rd July, Khatta Meetha is a satire on the Indian system that promises to tickle your bones while it gets you thinking. The movie shows how a construction contractor, Sachin Tichkule (Akshay Kumar), battles to make his dreams come true as he is faced with the hurdles of rampant corruption and bribery. In the process, he also comes up against his ex-girlfriend (Trisha Krishnan) who turns out to be the new Municipal commissioner.
The protagonist is said to be inspired by ‘The Common Man’, a creation of one of India’s most famous cartoonists R.K Laxman’s. Akshay Kapoor was recently photographed visiting the 86 year old at the hospital, a move which was criticized by many as a poor publicity stunt for Khatta Meetha.
Regardless of that, the actor’s ability to have the audience in splits has seen his popularity grow in recent times. Trisha, on the other hand, will be making her Bollywood debut with Khatta Meetha though she has been a part of several successful Tami and Telegu films for which she has received many awards. After having entertained audiences with the likes of Heri Pheri, it remains to be seen if the duo of Akshay Kumar and director Priyadarshan can work its magic yet again.