Ghar Banduk Biryani : ZEE5 announces the World Digital Premiere of the critically acclaimed Marathi film
ZEE5, India’s largest home-grown video streaming platform and multilingual storyteller, announced the world digital premiere of the highly acclaimed Marathi film ‘Ghar Banduk Biryani’. After receiving rave reviews at the box office, the Marathi film will now be available to the global streaming audience on 19th May only on ZEE5. Produced by Zee Studios and national award-winning director Nagraj Manjule, Ghar Banduk Biryani is directed by debutant film-maker Hemant Awtade and stars Nagraj Manjule, Sayaji Shinde, Akash Thosar and Sayli Patil in the lead.
Ghar Banduk Biryani opens in the fictitious area of Kolagad, which is rife with rebel activity. Commander Pallam (Sayaji Shinde) and his rebels are plotting revenge on an MLA from their hiding place in the forest. In a nearby village, Raju (Akash Thosar) is meeting his prospective bride Lakshmi (Sayli Patil), whose father has one condition for the marriage - that Raju should at least have a house of his own. For Raju, a cook at a local dhaba, making the best biryani in town is easy, but getting a house is next to impossible.
Away from all this, Inspector Raya Patil (Nagraj Manjule) is performing his duty honestly in Pune, something that lands him in trouble, resulting in a transfer to, where else, Kolagad. At some point, these three stories come together, but how these protagonists’ paths cross is what takes the story of Ghar Banduk Biryani ahead in an entertaining and fun way.
Filled with dramatic twists and turns and a cat and mouse chase interspersed with love, longing and loss, Ghar Banduk Biryani is a must watch action-drama film with some great performances by an ensemble cast.
Manish Kalra, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 India said, “We at ZEE5 are focused on telling compelling stories in local languages and are seeing an upward trend in Marathi viewing. Post the success of Zombivili, Dharamveer and Vaalvi, we are happy to bring forth another critically acclaimed film, Ghar Banduk Biryani. This is our third collaboration with Nagraj Manjule post the success of his last films, Sairat and Jhund which performed exceptionally well on our platform. We are looking forward to the World Digital Premiere of Ghar Banduk Biryani on ZEE5 and are confident that this unique story with some exemplary performances will strike a chord with the viewers”.
Mangesh Kulkarni, Business Head, Marathi Films, Zee Studios said, "Ghar Banduk Biryani comes with a gripping storyline with stellar performances from the cast. We are thrilled about the digital premiere of 'Ghar Banduk Biryani' as now it shall reach a larger audience”.
Director Hemant Jangal Awtade said, “Ghar Banduk Biryani will always be special for me as it was my debut film. I will always be grateful to Nagraj Manjule and Zee Studios for this one. The response it garnered on its theatrical release was ecstatic and I am sure with its premiere on ZEE5 the larger audience will be able to watch it and I hope they like it too”.
Actor-Producer Nagraj Manjule said, “The approach of Ghar Banduk Biryani is so unique and fascinating as never before has been the subject of oppression, suppression and love been dealt with black comedy, action and drama. I am grateful for the support of my wonderful cast and crew who gave this film their all and now it is on the viewers to ensure that this film reaches them as it is sure to entertain anyone and everyone”.
Actor Sayaji Shinde said, “I have portrayed numerous characters across industries and languages however portraying Pallam in Ghar Banduk Biryani was a different experience together as the character itself is so unique with so many layers. Also, this film gave me an opportunity to work with Nagraj who is just so talented at whatever he does and Hemant has done some brilliant work in his debut film. For those who haven’t watched the film yet, please do so only on ZEE5 from 19th May”.
Actor Aakash Thosar said, “Ghar Banduk Biryani is such a well-thought story, executed with so much style and panache that it will immediately pull you into the worlds of the three main characters. The way the lives of these 3 characters intertwine is something to look out for. I am grateful to Nagraj sir and Hemant sir for choosing me for this role and for trusting me again after Sairat. I am looking forward to the film’s world digital premiere on ZEE5”.
Get ready to watch ‘Ghar Banduk Biryani’ from 19th May 2023 exclusively on ZEE5!