At a time when 10 states in India have declared drought and many other states are dealing with acute water shortage, Zee Cinema HD presents the movie showcasing the harsh realities of water politics that is widespread in our country. Humor is said to be the best way to present a serious issue and the movie ‘Kaun Kitney Paani Mein’ is a satirical drama that portrays a very sensitive issue of water scarcity and the politics that centres around it with a fresh narrative.
The story is about two villages Upri and Bajri. The two villages, once part of the same kingdom, are now divided due to a caste conflict. The lack of water in one of the villages deepens the issue, making water the only thing worth more than gold. Spearheading these quarrelling villages are Raja Braj Singh Deo (Saurabh Shukla) and Kharu Pehelwan (Gulshan Grover) respectively.
Talking about the prevalent water scarcity issue Radhika Apte said, “Director Nila Madhab Panda used to tell us stories about parts of rural India, which have such an acute water shortage that it is actually sold in small packets over there like it is shown in our film. Shooting for the film really opened my eyes about the water crisis that rural India is facing right now and the issues the whole country will have to face if the situation does not improve.”