Set in the early 80s, ‘Vitthal Teedi’ takes a deep dive into India’s gambling scene of the 80s, as seen through the eyes of a small-time card shark on his rise to fame.
Pratik Gandhi has played a prominent role in Gujarati theatre and cinema over the last decade but his big break came in 2020 in the form of a biographical series Scam 1992, where he won universal acclaim for his portrayal of stockbroker Harshad Mehta.
The first look of the series shows Pratik Gandhi in a completely different avatar than his previous work.
‘Vitthal Teedi’ also features the talents of director Abhishek Jain, the celebrated Gujarati director responsible for films like Kevi Rite Jaish (2012), Bey Yaar (2014), and an upcoming Hindi film with Maddock Films starring Rajkumaar Rao and Kriti Sanon. It’s a homecoming of sorts for Gandhi to come back to Gujarati cinema with Jain and Cineman Productions who he had made his debut with.
Watch ‘Vitthal Teedi’ trailer
The show is based on the eponymous short story by Mukesh Sojitra; it is written by Bhargav Purohit. The show also stars Ragi Jani, Prashant Barot, Prem Gadhavi, Brindra Trivedi, Jagjeetsinh Vadher, and Shraddha Dangar
The trailer ends with a punch line by him which has become Pratik Gandhi’s forte now.
Shot in January 2021, ‘Vitthal Teedi’ will premier on 7th May on ‘OHO Gujarati’, a Gujarati content streaming platform.