Salaam Venky starring Kajol and Vishal Jethwa as directed by Revathy has released today in cinema halls. The film also features a cameo appearance by Aamir Khan, with Rahul Bose, Rajeev Khandelwal, Prakash Raj and Ahana Kumra in prominent roles.
The slice-of-life emotional drama is about a terminally ill boy, Venkatesh (Vishal Jethwa) who is suffering from a terminal condition called DMD and his last wish is to donate his organs. but this can only happen after euthanasia. Like every mother, Sujata (Kajol) is against it, she refuses to let her son give up on life.
However, as the story moves forward, Kajol fulfills her son's last wish. Venkatesh, doctor Shekhar (Rajeev Khandelwal), Rahul Bose the lawyer and Aahama Kumra the journalist help the ailing son die with dignity as they vouch for euthanasia.
The film touches upon a sensitive subject organ donation. The first reviews of Salaam Venky are out. Audiences are lauding the power-packed performances by the cast and are hailing the soul-stirring storyline. The film touches upon the beautiful mother-son bond, how medical science has advanced over the years and society's acceptance of euthanasia.
Apart from Kajol and Vishal Jetwa's acting prowess, fans are blown over by Rajeev Khandelwal's powerful cameo appearance in the film and believe he is such an underrated actor.
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A user wrote, "Rajeev Khandelwal ( as Venky's doctor) ace their parts and give a sense of colour to a monotone palette which in the pre-interval film featured only a few people with Venky and Sujata as the highlight."
#SalaamVenky is small HEARTFELT story about the RESOUNDING bond of Mother and son#VishalJethwa is truly a sight to behold in his performance while #Kajol is terrific would be an understatement.#Revathy had carved a good little screenplay.— Shubham (@Shubham26383793) December 9, 2022
Do give it a shot. @vishaljethwa06 pic.twitter.com/xzPvy7WFCW
Another mentioned, "A heart-rending saga of a mother who battles all odds with a smile to keep up with her charming but terminally ill son Venky who is suffering from life degenerating disease - DMD. Based on a real-life story, watch it with a hanky in your hand!"
"SALAAM VENKY" released today (9 Dec)! Thankyou to @itsKajolD & @VishalJethwa06 for doing this film.— Ritika Rani!? (@dramaticritika) December 9, 2022
Being a patient itself. I'm thankful to you for stepping out and talking about this rare disease "MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY".#SalaamVenky #SupportMuscularDystrophy #DMD #BMD #LGMD pic.twitter.com/dk5DVX6UPC
The third user mentioned, "The banter between a doctor and his patient is just too cute and refreshing. Also, if I get a doctor like Shekar, I would be always in the hospital only. (:p) Nevertheless, Rajeev does a fair job in the movie."
The fourth one mentioned, "There someone else said it! "Rajeev Khandelwal is such an underrated acting gem."
Loved #SalaamVenky and congratulations to each one of us!❤️you @itsKajolD #AamirKhan sir and ofcourse our Venky @vishaljethwa06 Love u @AshaRevathy @prakashraaj @RahulBose1 @RK1610IsMe @dop_ravivarman @RiddhiKumar_ @isinghsuraj @Shra2309 @PonyPrakashraj @KausarMunir @Mithoon11 pic.twitter.com/yNXVAjSq5w— Aahana Kumra ❤︎❤︎ (@AahanaKumra) December 8, 2022
Ajay Devgn reviews Kajol's film Salaam Venky.
Taking to Twitter, Ajay Devgn shared a romantic post for Kajol and also extended warm wishes to the cast and crew. He wrote, "Salaam Venky 'charged' me emotionally. This one is special. The whole team shines, especially Revathy. And, young @vishaljethwa06. My best wishes to the entire cast & crew(sic)."