|Movie Released Date|
9 Dec 2022
1. Total Movie duration: 2h 11m
2. Audio Languages: Hindi
Salaam Venky is a Hindi drama movie starring Kajol and Vishal Jethwa. The movie centers around the story of a mother and son who deal with a tragic ailment. Venkatesh ‘Venky’, after being diagnosed with DMD, decides to euthanize himself and donate his organs before they fail. However, he has to go against the state in order to get euthanasia legalised in the country. Another aspect of the story shows his mother, Sujata, while she goes through the most challenging situations to ensure the best quality of life possible for her son. Their journey is supported by a doctor, a lawyer and a journalist who believe in them and the cause they struggle for.
Sallam Venky movie was released on 9 December 2022 in theaters and it’s available for streaming online on the OTT platform ZEE5 from 10 February 2023.
The plot of movie shows the story of a 24 year old Venky, who has been diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a progressive muscular degeneration condition. A spirited chess player, Venky wants to die on his own terms and give back to the world. However, in order to do that, he has to euthanize himself, a procedure that is illegal in his country. So, he embarks on a journey of challenging the state to get his right to die the way he wants. He is supported by his mother, who does everything in her power to let her son live the last days of his life to the fullest and with dignity.
The cast of the movie includes Kajol as Kolavennu Sujata, Vishal Jethwa as Kolavennu Venkatesh ‘Venky’ and Aahana Kumra as Sanjana. Rahul Bose is seen as Lawyer Parvez, Rajeev Khandelwal as Dr. Shekhar, Prakash Raj as Judge, Anant Mahadevan as Guruji and Revathi as Judge’s wife. Priyamani is seen as Nanda, Ridhi Kumar as Sharda and Aneet Padda as Nandini. The director of the movie is Revathi. The screenplay has been written by Sammeer Arora while the dialogues have been written by Kausar Munir. The producers of the movie are Suraj Singh, Shraddha Agrawal and Varsha Kukreja.
1. Aamir Khan makes a guest appearance in the movie.
2. Salaam Venky marks the debut of Aneet Padda as an actress.
3. The film is inspired by ‘The Last Hurrah’ by Shrikanth Murthy, a book based on real-life events.
Ans: Salaam Venky has been produced under the banner of Blive Productions and RTake Studios. The distribution of the movie has been taken care of by Zee Studios internationally along with Sony Pictures Releasing International.
Ans: The music for the movie has been given by the Hindi film music composer Mithoon who has also written the lyrics along with Sandeep Shrivastava and Kausar Munir. The singers involved include Arijit Singh, Mohit Chauhan, Mithoon, Jubin Nautiyal, Palak Muchhal, Benny Dayal, Mithoon, Aditi Singh Sharma, Shreya Ghoshal, Shaan, Shambhavi Thakur, Sminit Mhatre.