Did Mehrunissa, Moon Alves, Madhav and Phoolmati, or Nageshwar survive the pandemic. For that you need to watch Zee5 original India Lockdown.
Quarantine, sanitizer, work from home, the new normal, mask, social distance, lock down, these were word which echoed in the national media for quite some time. That dreadful period is over thankfully, but the memories of the horrific period will remain with us for a very long time. Each of us who have passed through that period, has our own experiences to share. Some lost their friends and family, some their jobs or mode of income while some suffered severe mental ailment.
Life has moved on and we are back to our regular activities. But during the pandemic our entertainment needs were catered to by video streaming platforms. One such platform is ZEE5, which is India’s largest home-grown video streaming platform, and it is here that a movie titled ‘India Lockdown’ is being screened since 2nd of December. The movie is directed by Madhur Bhandarkar, and this direct-to-digital movie, is the first Hindi feature film on covid pandemic and its repercussions on the people of India. Written by Amit Joshi and Aradhana Sah with Madhur Bhandarkar, this ZEE5 Original Film stars Shweta Basu Prasad, Aahana Kumra, Prateik Babbar, Sai Tamhankar and Prakash Balewadi in lead roles and Hrishitaa Bhatt in a cameo.
Produced by Dr. Jayantilal Gada of PEN Studios, Madhur Bhandarkar’s Bhandarkar Entertainment and Pranav Jain’s P J Motions Pictures, India Lockdown had its global premiere at IFFI Goa on 21st of November and received an overwhelming response. 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.
Amit Agarwal, the founder of Adarsh Telemedia, hosted the Kolkata Premiere of India Lockdown for his friend and director Madhur Bhandarkar. Amit in the past has backed films like M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story and has produced films like Simran starring Kangana Ranaut and Astra (Bengali).
The movie is a must see and will touch your heart to its core. As seen in the trailer, Shweta Basu Prasad who plays the role of Mehrunissa, a sex worker in Kamathipura in Mumbai is forced to adapt to the changes brought about by the lockdown and experiment with new ways of doing her business online. Aahana Kumra plays Moon Alves, a pilot who is used to soaring high in the sky but is suddenly grounded for months together and who for the first time realizes what it is like to have her wings cut. Prateik Babbar as Madhav and Sai Tamhankar as Phoolmati are migrant workers who lose their bread and butter in the pandemic and are left to starve or to walk back home as trains and local transports are shut perhaps one can recall similar situation which were shown in the media. And then we have Prakash Belawadi as Nageshwar, who is an aged man who is stuck in a different city while his daughter is at a critical time of her life. What remains to be seen is , will all of them survive the uncertainty of India Lockdown?
Watch Zee5 to know the end.