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ZEE5 announces the World Digital Premiere of 'Uunchai'

Jan 03, 2023
ZEE5, India's largest home-grown video streaming platform, begins the new year with the exciting World Digital Premiere of Uunchai. Staying true to its promise of delivering meaningful content, the platform will bring forth the heart-warming tale of friendship with Uunchai. Produced by Rajshri Productions in association with Mahaveer Jain Films and Boundless Media, Uunchai is directed by Sooraj R Barjatya and marks his return to direction after 2015's Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.

Uunchai tracks the journey of three aged friends, Amit (Amitabh Bachchan), Javed (Boman Irani) and Om (Anupam Kher) who decide to embark on a trek to the Everest Base Camp to fulfil the wish of their late friend Bhupen (Danny Dengzongpa), whose heart belonged in the Himalayas. They are joined on the trek by Shabina (Neena Gupta) who is Javed's wife, Mala (Sarika) who happens to be the long-lost love of Bhupen and Shraddha (Parineeti Chopra) who is their tour guide. A simple trek to the Everest Base Camp turns out to be a personal, emotional, and spiritual experience as they battle their physical limitations and discover freedom.

With an IMDB rating of 7.7, Uunchai received good reviews at the box office and immediately connected with the audiences not just for the story line but also for the performances of the actors. With an emotionally driven script and powerful performances by all actors, the movie won hearts of audiences across all ages. And now, with its World Digital Premiere on ZEE5 on 6th January, the film will be available to ZEE5 viewers across 190+ countries.

Manish Kalra, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 India said, “After a successful 2022, we at ZEE5 are excited to enter the new year with the World Digital Premiere of one of the best family entertainers of the year - Uunchai. A film by Sooraj Barjatya with a never-seen-before ensemble on-screen, Unnchai is a must watch film for people across ages but especially the elderly as it drives home the message of living life to the fullest and what better reminder than the start of a new year to dream big and live big”.

Director-Producer, Sooraj R Barjatya said, “Uunchai is a labour of 7 years of passion, hard-work and above all, love and after a successful run at the box-office, it will now stream on ZEE5 from 6th January, so I appeal to all our fans to start the new year with this film which is a heartfelt ode to friendship. Uunchai is sure to make the viewers chuckle and cry in equal parts and tug at their heartstrings as it will take the viewers through a rollercoaster of emotions. This film deserves all the love and I hope ZEE5's viewers across the 190+ countries, watch it with their loved ones and cherish this film”. 

'Uunchai' will stream exclusively on ZEE5 from 6th January 2023 

Report By: ZEE5 Consumer PR
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