Satish Ray starrer 'Pandeyji Zara Sambhalke!' Free To Watch On MX Player
Today’s urban life is full of stress and strife and there is a need for some comic moments! Latest in the comical offerings is ‘Pandeyji Zara Sambhalke’, a quirky yet fast-paced Hindi web-series based on a young urban take on life hat revolves around a young man named Manoj Pandey, portrayed by actor-writer-YouTuber Satish Ray. The character of Pandey is in a live-in relationship with his long time girlfriend Deboshi, portrayed by Dolly Chawla. He has always wanted to marry Deboshi, but finds himself attracted to her childhood friend Ishita, portrayed by Kanika Khanna. Enters Naresh, played by Prakash Jais, who is keen on Ishita! This love quadrangle leads to a funny turn of events, offering the audience side-splitting entertainment, thanks to Pandeyji's discomfort.
Satish Ray, whose characters, like Imandaar Sharma, Alpha Pandey and Baban Bhola from the digital universe, are sought-after, is extremely popular among the Indian youth because of his show Imandaar Interview with his unique dialogue delivery style in UP and Bihari accent! Pandeyji’s character sees him pushing beyond his comfort zone in an interesting avatar!
Satish Ray avers, “I’ve had a great time shooting! It is a distinct pleasure to be present on a set, especially after the lockdown. The director was from my hometown so we could converse in Bhojpuri! The producers and the crew were extremely helpful and shooting in Pune was a first time for me and the experience was surreal!”
Actor Dolly Chawla adds, “I particularly loved the concept of this web series! My character in this web series gave me the feels when I was shooting and I am sure that the viewers will experience the same. Working with my two co-stars and director, Vinay ji, in the series has been an enjoyable journey.”
Nikhil Raibole and Bhupendra Nandan share, “This is our first experience with Hindi web-series. We’ve written this series while keeping the youth in mind. In this series, viewers will get to see romance as well as comedy in a new style and we are sure they will find it relatable!”
Director Vinay Sandilya shares that the moment he got his hand on the script, he thought bringing it to life on-screen would be very difficult. “A genre as distinct as this type of comedy¬ needs a lot of improvisation. I met all of the artists and started working on their characters. There was a lot of struggle with the character build-up as Pandey Ji’s friends, Vimal, who was predominantly a gutka addict. Casting the artist who would do justice to his character was a difficult job. We didn’t want him to look like just another actor from the film industry. The entire creative team was of the opinion that the friend’s character should be as real as it gets! I met my friend and actor Prakash Jais and told him about the role and we agreed on how he was the right fit! Everyone has put in their best effort for the characters in the web-series and have done justice to the roles!”
Produced by Ganu dada and Amol Bhosale of Maitree Films Production, directed by Vinay Sandilya, written by Nikhil Raibole, Bhupendrakumar Nandan, under the banner Cafe Studios, Pandeyji Zara Sambhalke premiered on 17th February and is now available free to watch only on MX Player! Watch out this space for more…