Nickelodeon Sonic to premiere ‘Golmaal Jr.’ on 13 May
MUMBAI: Viacom18’s action adventure kids channel Nickelodeon Sonic will premiere ‘Golmaal Jr.’, a brand-new animated series based on the ‘Golmaal’ movie franchise, on 13th May at 1:30 pm. Following launch, the new episodes will air daily at 1:30 pm on Sonic.
The animated show is produced by Rohit Shetty and Reliance Entertainment’s Reliance Animation. ‘Golmaal Jr.’ will be second animated show by Rohit Shetty after ‘Little Singham’, which airs on Discovery Kids.
Golmaal is a series of Indian action comedy films starring Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, and Tusshar Kapoor, directed by Rohit Shetty and produced by Dhillin Mehta. The franchise launched in 2006 with the movie Golmaal: Fun Unlimited, with Ajay, Tusshar, Arshad, Sharman Joshi, and Rimi Sen as the central cast. It was followed by a sequel in 2008, Golmaal Returns, with Kareena Kapoor as the new leading lady and Shreyas Talpade replacing Sharman as Laxman.
The third installment, Golmaal 3 was released in 2010 and became the second-highest-grossing Bollywood film of that year. The fourth installment of this series, Golmaal Again, was released on the occasion of Diwali on 20 October 2017, this one going into the supernatural realm with Parineeti Chopra and Tabu on board. A fifth movie, Golmaal 5, is in the pipeline.
The films revolve around the lives of four (five in the third and fourth films) friends Gopal, Lucky, Madhav and Laxman (hence the title of the series is Golmaal or GoLMaL). It involves comical incidents taking place with them… usually leading to a dramatic end. The movies featured the characters:
Golmaal Junior will have the same format as the movies and will have three central characters: Madhav, Gopal, and Lucky. The show will have the plot of two mischievous but poles apart rival prank gangs fighting against each other in a comic way.