New Delhi: After augmentative popularity and making headlines with the last three direct-to-digital releases with 'Bamfaad', 'Ghoomketu' and 'Ateet', ZEE5announced its next Original film 'Chintu Ka Birthday', providing the audience with an unparalleled cinematic experience at home.
This family drama revolves around a six-year-old named Chintu, stuck in Iraq with his family in the times of Saddam's fall. A simple, innocent aspiration to celebrate a child's birthday is beautifully compared to worldly problems in this unique narrative of an endearing middle-class family tackling the extraordinary situation of the war. Will the world come together to cut the cake or rob Chintu his moment of joy?
'Chintu Ka Birthday' is a complete family entertainer with several thrilling moments interspersed between humor, fun, and joy, in a heartwarming drama.
The film was screened in 18 cities during the Jagran Film Festival in 2019, and met with overwhelming response everywhere, eventually winning the Best Film (Viewer's Choice Award).
Actors from India, the US, and the Middle-East play key roles in the film. It is backed by a brilliant and acclaimed crew: DOP Siddharth Diwan ('Queen', 'Trapped'), Editor Charu Shree Roy ('Chhichhore', 'Sui-Dhaaga'), Sound Designer Bishwadeep Chatterjee ('3 Idiots', 'Bajirao Mastani', 'Madras Cafe'), Production Designer SukantPanigrahy ('Dev D', 'Drishyam'), and Background Music Naran-Benedict ('Newton', 'Udta Punjab').
Vinay Pathak portraying the role of Chintu's father says, "Chintu Ka Birthday' is the most important film of my career, as well as my association with the new immensely talented director duo Satyanshu and DevanshuSingh. They've written an amazingly crafty and sensitive film with gentle humor and huge hearts. It's surprising to learn that it's their first full length feature film. ZEE5's decision to release it on their platform is visionary and praiseworthy.
It's a film any platform would be proud to have in their kitty. Once you've watched it, you'd know how true and worth every praise is for the film. It's an ensemble film, about a family, about being a family in dire circumstances, even if it means being stuck in a place for an indefinite time. I take immense pride and great pleasure to invite you all to attend 'Chintu ka Birthday' on the 5th of June, on ZEE5, a humane celebration of life you'd savior forever."(UNI)