'Ghoomketu' takes Bollywood films direct to digital
At a time when the traditional form of theatrical releases is something everyone is feeling deprived of due to the coronavirus lockdown, Zee5 Global is set to release a new comedy-drama called Ghoomketu as the biggest direct to digital release skipping cinemas altogether.
The platform is designed to premiere original content during the lockdown for Bollywood audiences, with a presence in over 190 countries.
Starring popular actor?Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the lead protagonist and co-starring his friend and award-winning filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, as well as actors Ila Arun, Raghubir Yadav, Swanand Kirkire and Ragini Khanna, Ghoomketu? is a classic story of a Bollywood dream. The story revolves around an aspiring writer from a small town in Uttar Pradesh, who runs away to the city of dreams and gives himself 30 days to try to prove his worth.
Siddiqui says: It is a quirky, never-seen-before character and I thoroughly enjoyed playing him. Anurag, who is generally behind the camera, will be seen sharing screen space with us and it was a great experience to work with him as an actor.
It has a phenomenal storyline which will definitely entertain the audience. During this time of the lockdown, I am glad that a humorous film that the entire family can watch is being streamed on ZEE5.