State Of Siege Becomes The Most Watched Franchise On Zee5 Globally
Based on real events, State Of Siege has become the most watched franchise globally on the OTT platform Zee5
State of Siege saw phenomenal success and was loved by viewers globally. First the web series and then the movie, both of them went on to become massive successes on Zee5. Based on Sandeep Unnithan’s book ‘Black Tornado: The Three Sieges of Mumbai 26/11’ and a tribute to the NSG who sacrificed their lives for the country during the dreadful 26/11 Mumbai attacks, State of Siege: 26/11 was one of the first and most engaging content pieces to premiere during the lockdown in March 2020.
More recently, Zee5 and Contiloe came together for another successful collaboration – State of Siege: Temple Attack. The original film has emerged as a roaring success for the OTT platform. The film marked OTT debut of actor Akshaye Khanna who played the role of Major Hanut Singh, an NSG commando who is fighting to neutralise a terrorist threat happening in a temple complex. It was loosely based on the Akshardhaam temple attack.
The franchise has gone on to become the biggest, most successful and most watched original franchise on Zee5. The movie has recorded viewership in 190+ countries globally with the highest watch time coming from India, USA, UAE, Australia and Bangladesh. Not just that, it has even received an IMDb rating of 8.1. The film was not only the most watched movie globally in July, but also the highest subscription driver in the launch month.
Talking about the same, Ken Ghosh, Director of State of Siege Temple Attack says, “We’ve all put in great efforts and are overwhelmed by the response. I am glad that this genre is finding favour with audiences and our film with its story telling and performances is driving the genre lovers to stream in, globally”.
Speaking on the series, Nimisha Pandey, Head, Hindi Originals – Zee5 said, “At Zee5, our focus is on exceptional storytelling that resonates deeply with our audiences and cuts across languages to create a lasting impact. We have always aimed at driving partnerships that help us deliver content and characters worthy of grabbing our viewers’ imaginations and, with the State of Siege franchise, we set out to tap into varied emotions, narrating the stories of our brave NSG heroes. We are extremely delighted with the encouraging response to the franchise from our viewers, setting records not just in India but across the world. We look forward to the series growing from strength to strength as more viewers fall in love with our irrepressible State of Siege protagonists.”
Let’s wait and watch if the makers are deciding to take the franchise forward with a 3rd part.