I have always loved the stories director Madhur Bhandarkar has told to us, especially in the realistic space. And now he is all set to bring to us another intriguing tale with Zee5 called India Lockdown. The film is inspired by true events and depicts four parallel stories and the repercussions of the covid pandemic on the people of India. Starring Shweta Basu Prasad, Aahana Kumra, Prateik Babbar, Sai Tamhankar, and Prakash Belawadi in key roles, India Lockdown is produced by Dr. Jayantilal Gada of PEN Studios, Madhur Bhandarkar’s Bhandarkar Entertainment and Pranav Jain’s P J Motions Pictures.
See the film’s poster here:
The four parallel stories explored are that of a father-daughter duo who are stuck in different cities during a crucial high point in the daughter’s life; a sex worker and the hardships she goes through in her personal and professional life due to the lockdown, a migrant worker who barely manages to provide bread and butter for his family and an airhostess who for the first time has some downtime compelling her to introspect.
Talking about the project director Madhur Bhandarkar says,
Lockdown was a tough phase for many as people struggled to make ends meet and that gave seed to a thought to make a film on people affected by the lockdown. ‘India Lockdown’ is a product of my observations, and it depicts raw stories of real people across various walks of life. This is a film that will resonate with many in some or the other way and I am glad that it will release on ZEE5 and reach out to so many people across the world.
With the subject being so interesting, I am very excited to watch India Lockdown that will premiere exclusively on Zee5.