A new Hindi film in the works from ZEE5 Global entitled ‘200’ promises to be a compelling narrative based on a true incident. It chronicles the oppression and injustice suffered by Dalit women and the circumstances which led them to take a drastic step.
Set in the context of atrocities against women, the captures an incident where 200 women dared to take the law into their own hands and lynched a gangster, robber, serial killer, serial rapist, in open court.
Produced by Yoodlee Films, the film production arm of Saregama, and directed by Sarthak Dasgupta, ‘200’ has an ensemble cast comprising Amol Palekar, Barun Sobti, Rinku Rajguru, Sahil Khattar, Saloni Batra, Indraneil Sengupta and Upendra Limaye.
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Nimisha Pandey, Head of Originals at ZEE5 said: “ZEE5 has always believed in the power of content to bring about a positive change in the society. ‘200’ is a powerful story and it is important that stories like these get a platform so that it reaches out to the world and brings to light the harsh realities that still exist.
“We are happy to collaborate with Saregama and Yoodlee Films and hope that this film reaches as many people as possible and leads to a necessary conversation”.
Siddharth Anand Kumar, Vice-President, Films, Saregama, added “At the heart of ‘200’, is a powerful story which is real and relevant and needs to be told. We have always strived to make films which have an urgency and message to society.
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“Using a true incident as a backdrop, the film sheds light on the issues of casteism and examines the very nature of justice and oppression. The film raises more questions than it answers, and we hope it will spark a debate about these important issues.”
The film will premiere soon on globally, among the world's largest streaming platforms for South Asian content.