After the success of ‘Uunchai’ and ‘Chhatriwali’, ZEE5 Global brings to the viewers another slice of life drama directed by the national award-winning director Revathi.
Produced by Suuraj Sinngh’s Blive Productions, Shraddha Agrawal’s RTake Studios and Vishal Kukreja, ‘Salaam Venky’ revolves around the story of a mother who decides to fight challenging situations and does everything in her capacity for her son. The film will stream on ZEE5 Global from February 10 in Hindi.
Punctuated with power-packed performances of Kajol and Vishal Jethwa, the movie is based on a true life incident of a young boy who is diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The movie also stars Aahana Kumra, Rahul Bose, Rajeev Khandelwal, Prakash Raj, Anant Mahadevan, Priyamani in pivotal roles along with a cameo by Aamir Khan. ‘Salaam Venky’ follows a chess player – Venky’s (Vishal) struggle with a rare disorder and a legal battle for euthanasia to donate his organs before progressive muscular degeneration renders them unusable. His mother – Sujatha (Kajol), a doctor (Rajeev Khandelwal), a lawyer (Rahul Bose) and a journalist (Aahana Kumra) rally around him for his right to die with dignity.
With an IMDB rating of 7.4, Mithun’s music adds soul to the film and makes it a feast for cinema connoisseurs. And now, with its World Digital Premiere on ZEE5 Global, the film will be available to viewers across 190+ countries in Hindi.
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Kajol said: “Shooting for Salaam Venky was an emotional experience for me. Being a mother of two, I could resonate with Sujatha's character on a personal level. When your child or closed one is in pain, he or she doesn't suffer alone, it's you who finds it difficult to cope with those heart-breaking moments of life.
“It's tough to be ‘brave’ or ‘strong’ no matter how much you try holding your emotions together. At such times, one needs to keep faith and believe in miracles. After ‘Salaam Venky’, all I have learnt is that life is uncertain so don't spend your time worrying about the future or living in the past. Live your life to the fullest. I feel proud for being recognised for such a meaningful film and I am glad my fans will get to watch it once again on ZEE5 Global.”
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Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global said, “ZEE5 Global’s vast library of titles celebrate relationships through heartwarming stories that resonate across generations. We are happy to now add to our library Salaam Venky, an inspiring story of a young, differently-abled man and his mother. The movie is moving and inspirational and delivers stellar performances.”
Producer Suuraj Sinngh said: “Salaam Venky will leave a mark in everyone’s heart. The outstanding quality of performances and Kajol’s magnificently expressive eyes weave magic in the film. Vishal is unwaveringly solid as the doting son and Revathi’s unparalleled direction captures the righteousness, warmth, and intensity of a mother’s love.”
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Producer Shraddha Agrawal said: “I believe the power of cinema is such that it enables us to deliver impactful stories that entertain and educate audiences. Based on the novel, The Last Hurrah, Salaam Venky transports you to a world where there’s love, family, life, and death. With stellar actors and a pinch of comedy, Kajol’s portrayal of Sujata takes all the spotlight. I am very glad the film;s second innings is about to begin.”
“Salaam Venky is a heart-warming true story about how a mother like most mothers puts all her effort to help her son live a fulfilling life even if it is short. Simple everyday humour and realistic sentiment is the USP of Salaam Venky. Kajol as a mother has given a performance that has been applauded by everyone who has seen the film. After receiving immense admiration in theatres, we are eager for the audiences to watch it once again on ZEE5 Global,” concluded director Revathi.