Amitabh Bachchan Starrer ‘Jhund’ to Make its OTT Debut on ZEE5 on May 6th!Movies
Jhund will make its OTT debut on ZEE5 on March 6th. Inspired by the real-life story of the Nagpur-based football coach Vijay Barse, Jhund is a sports drama
After receiving much acclaim for its narrative in theatres, Jhund will make its OTT debut on ZEE5 on March 6th. Inspired by the real-life story of the Nagpur-based football coach Vijay Barse, Jhund is a sports drama directed by Nagraj Manjule. With the powerhouse Amitabh Bachchan playing the titular role, the drama tells the story of football coach Vijay Barse, who uplifted the life of underprivileged children through the concept of slum soccer. The film breathes new life into the cliched sports drama movie category.
By mixing realism with entertainment, the film sets a strong social message. It takes the viewers to the invisible India where caste system discrimination and poverty make the survival of many people difficult. The way the film tackles many social aspects is both immersive and incredible. The docu-drama film covers Vijay Barse’s perseverance and dedication to inspire and motivate slum kids through sports training. He is the real-life founder of NGO Slum Soccer which rehabilitates lower-caste kids by keeping them off drugs and crime by turning them into soccer players. Many aspects of the film will hit the viewers hard. The beautifully written and excellently directed story will stay with the viewers even after the credits roles.
Talking about the film, Amitabh Bachchan commented, ‘The praiseworthy portion of the film is the youngsters who have performed in it. There are moments from the film that have stayed with me, and I am happy to portray an inspiring character on-screen.’
The ace director, Nagraj Manjule, commented, ‘Growing Up, Amitabh Bachchan films were a huge influence, and I credit the megastar for making me fall in love with Indian cinema. Working with him on a special project like Jhund is a lifetime opportunity for me.’ Jhund marks the first collaboration between the director and the actor.
Jhund is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Raaj Hiremath, and Meenu Arora under the banner of T-series, Tandav Films Entertainment Pvt.Ltd, and Aatpat Films. Since its release in theatres, the film has received wide acclaim from critics and viewers for its powerful storyline, social messages, visuals, and impactful performances from an ensemble cast.
For viewers who like to watch quality entertainment, there’s good news! ZEE5 is all set to bring Jhund to your screens on May 6th. The unconventional sports docu-drama will provide the viewers with a broader perspective about the other side of India and make them think hard about life as we know it. So, if you are a connoisseur of content-driven films, mark your calendars and get ready for the mega-OTT release of Jhund on ZEE5 on May 6th.