Firangi (transl. Foreigner) is a 2017 Indian period drama film written and directed by Rajiev Dhingra. It stars Kapil Sharma, who is also the producer, along with Ishita Dutta and Monica Gill. The film was shot primarily in Punjab and Rajasthan and had a worldwide release on 1 December 2017. The film received mixed reviews from critics.
In the 1920s, Manga (Kapil Sharma) is an uneducated and jobless young man who dreams of joining the Police Force but fails at every attempt made to do so. During a visit to the village Naku Guda for his friend Heera’s (Inaamulhaq) wedding, Manga comes across Sargi (Ishita Dutta) and falls in love with her, but because of being jobless Manga is unable to take forward his relationship with Sargi.
Manga was born with a unique ability that he could cure anyone’s backache with a simple kick to their backside. One day he manages to cure Mark Daniel (Edward Sonnenblick) of his backache using the same ability of his. Impressed by this act of Manga, Mark offers him a job in the Police Force, which Manga happily accepts. Manga is now convinced that since he has a job now, Sargi’s family won’t object to his marriage with her and so he approaches Sargi’s grandfather Lalaji (Aanjjan Srivastav) with regards to this. But Lalaji, who is a follower of Mahatma Gandhi, refuses the proposal because Manga is working for the Britishers, the very same people with whom the people of the Naku Guda are fighting against for their freedom.
|Directed by||Rajiev Dhingra|
|Produced by||Kapil Sharma|
|Screenplay by||Rajiev Dhingra|
Balwinder Singh Janjua
|Story by||Rajiev Dhingra|
|Narrated by||Amitabh Bachchan|
|Music by||Jatinder Shah|
|Edited by||Omkar Nath Bakhri|
|Distributed by||AA Films|
|Release date||1 December 2017|
|Running time||160 minutes|
|Box office||est. ₹10–17 crore|
- Kapil Sharma as Manga
- Ishita Dutta as Sargi
- Monica Gill as Princess Shyamali Devi
- Edward Sonnenblick as Mark Daniels
- Kumud Mishra as Raja Inderveer Singh
- Inaamulhaq as Heera
- Neeta Mohindra as Maharani/Mother of Shyamali Devi
- Rajesh Sharma
- Aanjjan Srivastav as Lala Ji
- Jatinder Kaur as Grandmother of Manga
- Jameel Khan
- Vishal O Sharma
- Maryam Zakaria as item number “Gulbadan”
- Roshni Walia as Nimmo
- Hagupreet Singh
- Ghulam Hussain
Manga is in love with a girl but his joblessness stops him for asking her hand in marriage. But when he gets to work with the Britishers as a reward for a help, he realises it is working against him.