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ZEE5 launches ZEE5 Film Festival 12 Weeks. 12 Premieres. 12 Top Directors





·         Campaign to bring together creative thought leaders from India & Pakistan
·         Critically-acclaimed films by award-winning directors like Aparna Sen, Bejoy Nambiar, Ketan Mehta, Tanuja Chandra, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Khalid Ahmad, Mehreen Jabbar and many more & actors like Pankaj Kapur, Naseeruddin Shah, Vinay Pathak, Amit Sadh, Taapsee Pannu, Kartik Aryan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Sara Haider, Faisal Qureshi and so on
·         The festival will host an exclusive screening with the cast for ZEE5 subscribers every week at The Cuckoo Club
·         Premieres 24th August, every Friday

Mumbai, August 23rd, 2018: ZEE5 - India’s largest multilingual digital entertainment destination announces the launch of the ZEE5 Film FestivalAs part of the festival, 12 films – six from India and Pakistan each will be featured every Friday on a weekly basis starting 24th August 2018. Given the current global scenario, it is important to bring people together. This thought resonates with ZEE’s philosophy of Extraordinary Together that will redefine the boundaries of entertainment as we know it.

The opening movie for the festival will be Toba Tek Singh, the Ketan Mehta directed and Pankaj Kapur, Vinay Pathak starrer, adaptation of Manto’s novel by the same name. In fact, Toba Tek Singh captures the story of a mental asylum where friendship extends beyond the ties of religion in the aftermath of Indo-Pak partition; it delves deeper into the pain of separation from the people you love and place you call home.

Commenting on the release, Director Ketan Mehta said, “I am delighted to be part of the ZEE5 Film Festival. It is definitely a brilliant initiative showcasing thought-provoking films from India and Pakistan to the audience through an OTT platform and a film festival format. I do hope the movie is able to spark conversations about the topic and hopefully we are able to jointly prompt the next generation towards a better tomorrow.”

Expressing his thoughts on the launch, actor Pankaj Kapur shared, “Digital platforms today are bringing to the fore much-needed discussions around topics that are still a taboo for traditional screens. We are proud to be a part of the ZEE5 Film Festival which goes beyond the national barriers and features films created by award-winning directors and actors discussing important issues.”

Manish Aggarwal, Business Head - ZEE5 India said, “Our objective to host the ZEE5 Film Festival stemmed from the interest we have seen among our viewers for content that spurs them to think and have an engaging conversation. This is also the perfect mix for our audience who appreciates such world-class entertainment that is not easily available. The Festival will release one film every Friday starting 24th August to 9th November giving viewers the opportunity to make it their weekend movie fix with a though-provoking watch. The movies have been created by acclaimed directors with well-known actors and definitely have the power to influence and change mindsets across the globe.”



ZEE5 Film Festival Line-up

Movie
Director
Actors
Country
Toba Tek Singh
Ketan Mehta
Pankaj Kapur, Vinay Pathak
India
Baarish Aur Chowein
Tigmanshu Dhulia
Taapsee Pannu, Amit Sadh
India
Silvat
Tanuja Chandra
Kartik Aryan, Meher Mistry
India
Guddu Engiineer
Nikhil Advani
Prabudh Dyma, Pranati Ghogare
India
Dobaara
Bejoy Nambiar
Manav Kaul, Parvathy Omanakuttan
India
Saari Raat
Aparna Sen
Konkana Sen Sharma, Ritwik Chakraborty, Anjan Dutt
India
Jeewan Hathi
Meenu & Farjad
Naseeruddin Shah, Adnan Jaffar, Samiya Mumtaz, Hina Dilpazeer
Pakistan
Moomal Rano
Siraj-Ul-Haq
Saba Qamar, Ahsan Khan
Pakistan
Lala Begum
Mehreen Jabbar
Marina Khan, Humayun Sayeed, Sonia Rehman Qureshi
Pakistan
Chotay Shah
Sabiha Sumar
Adnan Jaffar, Naveed Shehzad, Tara Mahmood
Pakistan
Laloolal.Com
Khalid Ahmad
Faysal Qureshi, Natasha Portess
Pakistan
Khaemae Main Matt Jhankain
Shahbaz Sumar
Hassan Abbas, Aara Haider
Pakistan

With over 3500 films, 500+ TV shows, 4000+ music videos, 35+ theatre plays and 90+ LIVE TV Channels across 12 languages, ZEE5 truly presents a blend of unrivalled content offering for its viewers across the nation and worldwide. With ZEE5, the global content of Zindagi as a brand, which was widely appreciated across the country, has also been brought back for its loyal viewers.

Availability: The ZEE5 App can be downloaded from Google Play Store http://bit.ly/zee5 and iOS App Store http://bit.ly/zee5ios. Also available at www.zee5.com, as a Progressive Web App (PWA), and on Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV Stick. ZEE5 also supports Chromecast.

Pricing: Freemium pricing model with both free and paid premium content (including Originals) to cater to a mix of audiences. Viewers who subscribe to the ZEE5 subscription pack will get access to the entire library of content using the limited period special subscription offer - pay for a year and spend just INR 42/month.



About ZEE5

ZEE5 is the brand new digital entertainment destination launched by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), a global Media and Entertainment powerhouse. With content across 12 languages like English, Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Bhojpuri, Gujarati & Punjabi, ZEE5 is home to 1 lakh+ hours of On Demand Content and 90+ live TV channels. The platform brings together the best of Originals, Indian and International Movies and TV Shows, Music, Kids content, Cineplays, Live TV and Health and Lifestyle content all in one single destination. ZEE5 offers ground breaking features like 11 navigational languages, content download option, seamless video playback and Voice Search.


About ZEEL

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEE) is a worldwide media brand offering entertainment content to diverse audiences. With a presence in over 173 countries and a reach of more than 1.4 billion people around the globe, ZEEL is among the largest global content companies across genres, languages, and platforms.

ZEE is present across broadcasting, movies, music, digital, live entertainment and theatre businesses, both within India and overseas. ZEE has more than 250,000 hours of television content and houses the world’s largest Hindi film library with rights to more than 4,200 movie titles across various languages. ZEE has also produced several movies for theatrical release and is the fastest growing music label in India.

More information about ZEE and its businesses is available on www.zeeentertainment.com

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