ZEE5 has always been at the forefront of creating and delivering great content to viewers. Even during the pandemic, the video streaming platform continues to present fresh Original content – from films like Yaara, Bamfaad, Ghoomketu, Chintu Ka Birthday and Yaara to web series like Lalbazaar and most recently, Mafia.
The OTT player recently announced the commencement of Naxalbari’s shoot, one of the most awaited Originals, starring Rajeev Khandelwal. The platform completed its Mumbai schedule of ‘Comedy Couple’ successfully and are in the process of wrapping up the Delhi-NCR one soon, following and maintaining all the restrictions and safety guidelines that have been set. Comedy Couple stars lead pair Saqib Saleem and Shweta Basu Prasad and is produced by Yoodlee Films – the film production arm of Saregama India.
Directed by Nachiket Samant, the film is a com-rom based in Gurgaon and is set against the backdrop of the burgeoning stand-up comedy scene in the city. Yoodlee Films is fresh off the critical success of their last two films, the charming and sensitive National award winner Hamid, and the Tamil slice-of-life drama, KD, that was widely lauded both in India and internationally.
They also released two films direct to digital during the ongoing lockdown, to great public acclaim: Axone and Chaman Bahar. ‘Comedy Couple’ is based on a story by Bikas Mishra with screenplay by Raghav Kakkar & Kashyap Kapoor. Currently shooting, the film will premiere soon on ZEE5.