ZEE5, India’s largest home-grown OTT platform and multilingual storyteller recently premiered in Hindi the gripping courtroom drama ‘Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai’ directed by Apoorv Singh Karki and starring Padma Shri and National Award recipient Manoj Bajpayee. The film has received raving reviews from media and audience alike and is on the top of the streaming charts. Expanding its content library, ZEE5 is all set to launch the Hindi Blockbuster Movie in Tamil and Telugu languages for its audience. Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai will premiere on June 7th across the Globe.
Produced by Vinod Bhanushali’s Bhanushali Studios Limited, Zee Studios and Suparn S Varma, ‘Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai’ witnessed outstanding performance and stirred up right conversations exploring new milieus and issues. The film scored a massive opening and trended throughout the week as the most viewed ZEE5 original in the last one year. With Tamil and Telugu versions, the film will appeal to a wide variety of Indian viewers.
As seen in the trailer, P.C Solanki (portrayed by Manoj Bajpayee) is fighting the biggest case of his life that too against a powerful self-styled godman in a minor girl’s rape case. Despite death threats against him, his family and the key witnesses, P.C Solanki is persistent in his fight for truth. The battle between an ordinary man’s willpower and a godman’s power continued for 5 long years where P.C Solanki fought against some of the country’s most eminent lawyers to prove that no Godman is above law, and that truth will always prevail.
Manish Kalra, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 India said “Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai has received immense appreciation since its premiere on the platform. It is a thought-provoking subject which deserves all the attention. Our aim is to create and present content that eliminates language barrier and Sir Ek Bandaa Kaafi hai is another step in that direction. Watching a film in your native language gives the audience a sense of comfort, belonging and adds a contextual flavour to the subject. We hope that the Telugu and Tamil audience will enjoy it on ZEE5.”
Producer Vinod Bhanushali, Bhanushali Studios Limited said, “As a producer, I am really glad that the courageous step that I took for making this film has finally paid off. It is overwhelming to see the response we have received. As filmmakers, I feel it is our collective responsibility to make movies which not only entertain people, but also inspire them to be a better version of themselves. Bhanushali Studios aim is to highlight the heroes of our soil on the bigger screen for everyone to know about the battles they fought. It’s a wonderful move by ZEE5 to dub BANDAA in Tamil and Telugu which will further increase its footprint amongst the masses.”
Shariq Patel, CBO, Zee Studios, shares, “We believe in bringing stories that have a universal appeal to the audiences across languages and regions. ‘Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai,’ comes with an awakening concept which is also the reason why people are loving the film so much; now with the film’s Telugu and Tamil versions, we are happy that it will reach a larger section of the audience.”
Manoj Bajpayee said, “I am overwhelmed by all the warmth, love, support and affection the film has received from fans, critics and my friends in the industry. It is a matter of pride to be recognized for a film which tackles such an important subject. It’s a film that will connect with audience across languages. I am still eager to see how the audience in the South responds to it. Truly hope they like the film.
“‘Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai’ will premiere in Tamil and Telugu on 7th June 2023 exclusively on ZEE5!
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