ZEE5, India's largest home-grown video streaming platform, held a special screening of its upcoming film ‘India Lockdown’ at Film Division Auditorium in Delhi. The much-talked about film saw attendance of notable personalities like actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar, Anu Malik and many more.
Written by Amit Joshi and Aradhana Sah with Madhur Bhandarkar, the ZEE5 Original Film is the first Hindi feature film on covid pandemic and its repercussions on the people of India. Shot in 2021, the film narrates four parallel stories of disparate characters who are catapulted into an unforeseen dramatic situation instigated by the lockdown due to the corona pandemic. Raj Babbar who is the father of actor Prateik Babbar got emotional after watching his son on the big screen. Even Prateik Babbar was overwhelmed with the love coming his way from his father and other family members.
Former member of Rajya Sabha, Raj Babbar said, India Lockdown is not just a film but an emotion and a phase that we have all gone through. Madhur Bhandarkar has done a fabulous job in making this film of different people in life and their stories on how they have spent their lockdown. Whether it’s the migrant worker or a sex worker, lockdown was a difficult time for everyone, and the stories of lockdown have been portrayed beautifully. I would request everyone to watch this film on ZEE5”.
Anu Malik said, “INDIA LOCKDOWN is truly a slice of life. I am happy that Madhur Bhandarkar decided to document the lockdown stories and turn it into a movie which will strike a chord with audiences world over. Also, this movie is for keeps as it journals what happened with people across different strata in lockdown. India Lockdown is a heart-warming diary of the pandemic. It deserves a standing ovation globally”.
While the trailer has garnered n overwhelming response from critics and members of the media, the film is all set to premiere exclusively on 2nd December on ZEE5.