Kaun Banegi Sikharwati is a hilarious story of desi Squid Games between four sisters to see who will come out on top.
When an elderly King (played by Nasureddin Shah) is targeted for tax evasion, he hatches a crazy scheme bring together his four estranged daughters. The plan? To put them through a series of tasks and hand over the family palace to the winner.
There is an emotional story about estrangement and grief buried under the comedy and drama of the show. Kaun Banegi Shikharwati strikes gold with the narrative as it relies on convenient new developments to further the narrative. The characters drive the narrative and are pushed in whichever direction that best suits the story.
Lara Dutta, Soha Ali Khan, Kritika Kamra and Anya Singh, playing women who have to deal with unresolved issues from their past shape their present and threaten to impact their future. One is a control freak who cannot control anything, another represents a calm tranquility. One is a airhead who loves being the centre of attention and the youngest is a creative introvert who struggles to express herself. Kaun Banegi Shikharwati is a great watch not only about family, but also sisterhood. Of course, you cannot choose who your sisters are, but you can certainly learn to love them and respect them… which is exactly what this film is about.