Bollywood star Yami Gautam Dhar is headlining ZEE5 Global’s next big premiere – ‘Lost’, directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury and produced by Zee Studios and Namah Pictures.
The film, which also stars Pankaj Kapur, Rahul Khanna, Neil Bhoopalam, Pia Bajpiee and Tushar Pandey in pivotal roles, had its South Asian premiere at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) and its International Premiere at the 13th Annual Chicago South Asian Film Festival, where it received an overwhelming response. Now the much-awaited fill will have its streaming premiere ZEE5 Global soon.
Yami Gautam Dhar said: “‘Lost’ was a special experience for me, and I have been eagerly waiting to see how the audience is going to react. I absolutely cannot wait for the release and am happy to have my first association with ZEE5 Global for this one!”
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Inspired by true events, ‘Lost’ is the story of a bright young crime reporter in a relentless search for the truth behind the sudden disappearance of a young theatre activist. An investigative thriller that kept the IFFI viewers on the edge of their seats, the film is written by Shyamal Sengupta and the dialogues are by Ritesh Shah.
Director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury said: “It is always a magical moment to watch the fruit of your toil be as loved as it is. The screening at IFFI was truly an experience for me. Now we are excited to see it reach a wider audience with ZEE5 Global.”
Producer Shareen Mantri noted: “ZEE5 Global is the perfect platform for ‘Lost’ with the kind of viewership the OTT platform has. Having enthralled the audiences at IFFI and other international festivals, we are excited about the film's global digital release.”
ZEE5 Global pitches itself as the world's largest streaming platform for South Asian content. It has had a busy year delivering successful direct-to-digital releases such as ‘Forensic’, ‘Atithi Bhooto Bhava’, and ‘Beautiful Billo’ among others.
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Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global, said: “We at ZEE5 Global have always aimed to showcase impactful and meaningful stories that resonate with our global audiences. Our collaboration with Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury for ‘Lost’ is yet another initiative aimed at dialling up the entertainment quotient for our viewers, and we are confident that our global audiences will appreciate the direct-to-digital release.”
Shariq Patel, CBO of Zee Studios, added: “It was a monumental moment to witness the appreciation that the audience was showering the movie with. It is quite reassuring to know that movies like ‘Lost’ are made and loved and I am especially glad to have stood witness to this and it just reinforces the trust I have that it will be loved on its release.”