Jhund directed by Amitabh Bachchan will have its digital premiere on ZEE5
Sports drama from filmmaker Nagraj Manjule jhundheadlined by megastar Amitabh Bachchan, is set to have its digital premiere on ZEE5 on May 6th.
The film starred Bachchan as Vijay Barse, a Nagpur-based retired sports teacher who pioneered a football movement in the slums.
Jhund hit theaters in March but couldn’t translate its rave reviews into box office glory.
Manish Kalra, Commercial Director of ZEE5 India, described Jhund as an inspirational film that sends a “powerful message to our young people”.
“The stories from the heart of the lands resonate with audiences and I am happy to bring them exclusively to our ZEE5 audience. As a customer-focused brand, we will continue to invest in understanding our viewers and their interests to create a list of real, authentic and relevant content.
“The roster for the next few months is strong and we hope Jhund drives with lots of love and appreciation from the public,” Kalra said in a statement Thursday.
Jhund, which marked Manjule’s Hindi debut after acclaimed Marathi films like Sairat and Fandry, was produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T series.
Kumar said Jhund’s story has transcended borders.
“It’s a great feeling to take Jhund a notch higher as a wider audience will see this Nagraj Manjule gem not just in India but across the globe through this release,” the producer said.
The film also featured Sairat stars Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar and a host of first-time actors.
“After getting a lot of love from the public, I’m glad people can now watch it again and again with its digital release on Zee5,” Manjule added.
The film is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Raaj Hiremath, Gargee Kulkarni, Meenu Aroraa and Manjule.
Jhund also featured Sayli Patil, Vicky Kadian, Kishor Kadam and Bharat Ganesh Pure.
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