Madhur Bhandarkar’s India Lockdown Movie Cast & Release Date
Last updated on July 25th, 2023 at 11:15 am
India Lockdown is an anthology film of 4 different stories competing for attention of sexuality as much as it would like to explore desperation & debauchery.
On December 2nd, ZEE5 will debut its newest original movie, “India Lockdown.” The direct-to-digital film, which Madhur Bhandarkar directed, is the first Hindi feature film to examine the covid pandemic and its effects on Indian society.
The ZEE5 Original Film, written by Amit Joshi and Aradhana Sah alongside Madhur Bhandarkar, has Hrishitaa Bhatt in a cameo along with Shweta Basu Prasad, Aahana Kumra, Prateik Babbar, Sai Tamhankar, and Prakash Balewadi in the key roles.
India Lockdown, which was produced by Dr. Jayantilal Gada of PEN Studios, Madhur Bhandarkar of Bhandarkar Entertainment, and Pranav Jain of P J Motions Pictures, had its world premiere on November 21 at IFFI Goa and was met with a resounding reception.
The movie, which was shot in 2021, tells the story of four different persons in parallel who are thrust into extreme situations by the lockdown brought on by the coronavirus.
Shweta Basu Prasad portrays Mehrunissa, a sex worker in Mumbai’s Kamathipura who is forced to adjust to the lockdown’s changes and try out new methods of conducting business online, as seen in the teaser.
Aahana Kumra portrays Moon Alves, a pilot used to flying high in the sky who is abruptly grounded for several months and experiences what it is like to have her wings clipped for the first time.
Migrant workers Prateik Babbar as Madhav and Sai Tamhankar as Phoolmati lose their main source of income due to the epidemic and are forced to starve or walk home because trains and local transportation are shut down.
Nageshwar, a seasoned character played by Prakash Belawadi, is stuck in a separate place from his daughter at a crucial juncture in her life. Will everyone manage to survive the ambiguity of the India Lockdown, scared and powerless?
Amit Agarwal, the company’s founder, invited Madhur Bhandarkar, a friend and director, at the Kolkata premiere of India Lockdown.
Amit has previously provided financial support for movies like M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story and produced movies like Simran with Kangana Ranaut and Astra (Bengali). Beginning on December 2, 2022, ZEE5 will exclusively air the film “India Lockdown.”