Ramesh Sippy Set For Directorial Comeback After 25 Years With “Shimla Mirchi”

Mohnish Singh |Dec 30, 2019

Ramesh Sippy is a legendary filmmaker who is known for directing such classic films as Seeta Aur Geeta, Sholay, Shaan and Shakti, to name a few.

Legendary filmmaker Ramesh Sippy, who has to his credit several classic films like Seeta Aur Geeta (1972), Sholay (1975), Shaan (1980) and Shakti (1982), is staging a comeback to direction after a massive gap of 25 years. His much-delayed film Shimla Mirchi, starring veteran actress Hema Malini, Rajkummar Rao and Rakul Preet Singh in central characters, is scheduled to enter theatres on 3rd January, 2020.

Ramesh Sippy

Shimla Mirchi has faced an inordinate delay in its theatrical release. But now Viacom18 Motion Pictures has decided to release the movie on 3rd January. The romantic film revolves around a young man and an older woman, played by Rajkummar Rao and Hema Malini respectively.

Shimla Mirchi trailer

Ramesh Sippy had shot the film in 2014. But then the movie found itself embroiled in several production issues which led the makers to shelve it forever. Shimla Mirchi is the first directorial project of Ramesh Sippy in 25 years. His last directorial offering was Zamaana Deewana released in 1995. The film starred Shah Rukh Khan and Raveena Tandon in lead roles and turned out to be a massive disaster upon its theatrical release. After Zamaana Deewana failed, Ramesh Sippy retired from direction only to return to helm Shimla Mirchi after two decades.

However, when Shimla Mirchi was completed but could not reach cinemas on time, Ramesh Sippy dejectedly said that he did not think that film was going to get released. But, years after, Shimla Mirchi is finally gearing up to see light of the day.

Veteran Bollywood actress Hema Malini, who was last seen in yet another much-delayed production Aman Ke Farishtey in 2016, is surprised to know about the sudden release of Shimla Mirchi. She has previously worked with Ramesh Sippy on such timeless films as Andaz (1971), Seeta Aur Geeta and Sholay.


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