11 July 2020 02:58


ZEE5 Global to premiere two Original Web series for India’s Independence Day

To premiere Original web series Gondya Ala Re (Marathi) and Satyamev Jayate (Bengali) as well as the world digital premiere of The Tashkent Files (Hindi)

This Independence Day, ZEE5 globally premieres two original web series – ‘Gondya Ala Re’ in Marathi and ‘Satyameva Jayate’ in Bengali.

Related imageFollowing the success of the revolutionary saga Hutatma, ZEE5 is all set to premiere yet another riveting Marathi original, Gondya Ala Re. Based on an important chapter in the history of India, Gondya Ala Re is a historical thriller highlighting the story of the three Chapekar brothers of Pune who became the first youth armed revolutionaries when they assassinated a tyrannical officer, Walter Charles Rand.

The heroic tale of the Chapekar brothers has echoed through India’s history. This web series will transport you back in time, to the famine struck city of Pune in the State of Maharashtra in late 1896. Following a deadly outbreak of plague in Pune, the Colonial government decided to put together a special committee to curb the epidemic. Headed by W.C. Rand, the SPC (Special Plague Committee) was charged with the task of taking control of the situation. What begun as standard preventive measures, went on to become barbaric acts of extermination, inciting outrage and igniting the spirit of revolution amongst the hearts of the youth, like the Chapekar brothers.

Directed by Ankur Kakatar, starring Bhushan Pradhan, Kshitish Dat, Shivaji Vaichal, Anand Ingale and Sunil Barve; the series globally premieres on ZEE5 this Independence Day on 15th August 2019.

Another series being released is Sataymev Jayate a 7-episode Bengali thriller web series about how justice prevails even in a corrupt system. The series, directed by award winning director Arindam Sil features actors Arjun Chakraborty, Souraseni Moitra, Vipin Sharma, Jayant Kriplani and Sudipta Chakraborty.

Commenting on these releases, Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global says, “We’re curating the most compelling stories to take to our global audiences, and history has provided us with some truly inspirational stories that just need to be told like ‘Gondya Ala Re’. This, along with Satyamev Jayate and other carefully handpicked shows make for a very strong lineup for our audiences around the world this Independence Day.”

ZEE5 will also feature the world digital premiere of 2019 thriller movie starring Naseeruddin Shah, Mithun Chakraborty, Shweta Basu Prasad, Mandira Bedi, Pallavi Joshi, Vinay Pathak, and Pankaj Tripathi - The Tashkent Files as part of this lineup. With a stellar star cast, this thriller outlines the conspiracy theories surrounding the mysterious death of former Indian Prime Minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri.

Another Independence Day special lined up by ZEE5 is the story of the Samyukta Maharashtra movement and the struggles of the Marathi manus (common man), as Maharashtra came into existence with Bombay as its capital, with the Marathi Original series Hutatma.

The Independence Day Special also includes web series that mark some of India’s most important moments including Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran, and India’s greatest struggle to independence with Gandhi My Father.

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