The best part about Khichdi this time is that we actually get to see the original Parekh family doing what they do best. Why do I say that? Well, you would remember how actress, Vandana Pathak was replaced by Nimisha Vakharia for the character of Jayshree in Khichdi - The Movie. Not that Nimisha wasn't good as Jayshree, but as we say, once you love a character too much, you cannot imagine any other actor doing it. But, this time, that is not a problem as Vandana Pathak is back playing Jayshree, as the rest of the cast stays put.
What I understand out of the promo is that this is no continuation of storyline or it doesn't say, 'several years later' or so. The family is still the way they were years ago, where Himanshu (JD Majethia) or Babuji (Anang Desai) haven't aged, and Hansa (Supriya Pathak)- Praful (Arvind Thakkar) are still the ditzy couple. The best example of how it seems there is no timeline is how Jackie and Chakkie (Jayshree and Hansa's kids) are still kids. I really like this decision, as the essence and purity would otherwise have been lost if there was a leap or timeline followed.
The flavour of Khichdi (no pun intended) seems to be intact, as Jayshree, Hansa, Praful, Himanshu and Babuji mouth their vintage jargons and get you nostalgic immediately.
Even a mere few seconds of the teaser was enough to get me smiling as broadly as I can. Khichdi is not only back, but it seems better. However, I am just a little skeptical if the innocence of the madcaps will be retained, as the makers will have to be adapting their writing to sui today's times.
Nevertheless, like a complete fanboy, I am extremely excited to see the misadventures of the lovingly stupid Parekh family again.