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This August Experience Real And Inspiring Stories Like Abhay 2, Omerta And Mee Raqsam On ZEE5

Kenneth Carneiro

August 24, 2020

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Watch this mixed bag of movies full of thrill, suspense, and emotion to spice up the week!

While the world stays at home, we yearn for stories about human connection that are real and relatable. These films and series on ZEE5 are stories based on true incidents or show characters that you will find real and relatable. These are epic stories of humanity that are full of suspense, drama, romance, but more importantly will strike a chord with you.

Watch the promo of the films and series you must watch on ZEE5.

Here are some of the stories that will definitely liven up your lockdown.

1. Abhay 2

Abhay Season 2 review on ZEE5
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Abhay is one of the finest psychological thrillers from India. Kunal Kemmu plays the the role of a special task force inspector who hunts down serial killers. In the second season, actors like Ram Kapoor and Chunky Pandey take a brilliant dark turn as criminals. The crimes depicted in this series are based on true stories.

2. Pareeksha

Pareeksha on ZEE5
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Prakash Jha’s film, Pareeksha, is not just real but relatable too. This social drama about the education system shows how the class divide in Indian society keeps bright but lesser privileged students in poverty. This film starring Adil Hussain and Sanjay Suri shows the struggle that goes in ensuring equality. This award-winning film is a life-affirming story of victory for the underdog.

3. Omerta

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Omerta is a highly acclaimed film directed by Hansal Mehta about the life of most wanted terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh. Rajkumar plays the role of a lifetime documenting the life of a college revolutionary who went on to become a cold blooded terrorist. Written by Mukul Dev, this film won awards internationally for its realistic look at terrorism.

4. Mee Raqsam

Mee Raqsam film on ZEE5
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Baba Azmi makes his directorial debut with Mee Raqsam, an ode to his father Kaifi Azmi. Shot in Kaifi Azmi’s hometown of Mijwan, this film tells the story of a young Muslim girl who wants to follow her dream of learning Bharatnatyam. She faces opposition from the conservative Muslim and Hindu elders in the town, but stands strong with her father’s support.

5. Chintu Ka Birthday

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Chintu Ka Birthday is another emotional drama with a child at the centre of it. This film produced by AIB is another film that gained acclaim internationally. Chintu Ka Birthday is the story of an Indian family stuck in the middle of war-torn  Iraq. They want to have one moment of happiness celebrating their youngest son Chintu’s birthday but the US military barges in and takes over their home.

6. Bamfaad

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Bamfaad is the classic story of lovers on the run from the world. Aditya Rawal and Shalini Pandey play the leading romantic couple in this film. This film depicts some of the realities of life in Allahabad through the lives of the main characters. This love story mixes passion, violence, guns, and politics to deliver a ‘Bamfaad‘ hit.

7. Ghoomketu

Ghoomketu is a quirky comedy film to lift your spirits after the heavy dramas and thrillers. Nawazuddin Siddiqui stars in this film as a man who runs away from his home to become a scriptwriter in Bombay. This film shows the funny quirks of the film industry and has a unique set of characters. Anurag Kashyap plays the role of a lazy and corrupt cop whose job is on the line if he doesn’t find Ghoomketu.

8. Yaara

Yaara Reviews on ZEE5
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Yaara is an action-packed gangster film directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia. Starring Vidyut Jammwal, Amit Sadh, Vijay Verma, Shruti Hassan, and Kenny Basumatary, this film is a story about a gang of robbers, drug smugglers, and gun runners in the 70s. Theirs is a story of friendship and betrayal that will remind you of your own friends.

Watch the real and thrilling story of the Mumbai terrorist attacks in State of Siege: 26/11 streaming only on ZEE5.

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