ZEE 5 is set to release Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Ghoomketu on 22 May. The film is a comedy-drama about an inexperienced writer struggling to make it big in the film industry. On his quest to come up with a great story, he is inspired by day-to-day activities and is hounded by a corrupt cop played by Anurag Kashyap.
The film, directed Pushpendra Nath Mishra and produced by Phantom Films and Sony Pictures Networks, also features cameos by Amitabh Bachchan, Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha, Chitrangada Singh, Lauren Gottlieb and Nikhil Advani. Raghubir Yadav, Swanand Kirkire and Ragini Khanna are part of the main cast.
Nawazuddin shares, “Ghoomketu is a quirky, never-seen-before character and I thoroughly enjoyed playing him. Anurag, who is generally behind the camera, will be seen sharing screen space with us and it was a great experience to work with him. Ghoomketu has a phenomenal storyline which will definitely entertain the audience. During this time of the lockdown, I am glad that a humorous film that the entire family can watch is being streamed on ZEE 5.”
Ghoomketu is a comedy-drama told from the viewpoint of an inexperienced writer (Nawazuddin) struggling to make it big in the film industry in Mumbai.
Pushpendra said the film was his “dream project” with a stellar cast and the freedom to tell the story in a non-stereotypical way. “For all the writers, their observation begins at home. This film is a celebration of our family members – our ‘Bua’s and ‘Chacha’s and ‘Dadda’s – who we always carry in our hearts, wherever we go. I am glad it will reach the huge family audiences of ZEE 5,” director Pushpendra Nath Misra said in a statement here.
Vivek Agrawal of Phantom Films said bringing this story to life has been a roller-coaster ride, just like the protagonist’s journey in the film. “It has been a pleasure working on Ghoomketu a project that is relatable for many people, on so many levels and we are thrilled to have ZEE 5 on board to release it,” he added.
Aparna Acharekar, Programming Head, ZEE 5 India said they are proud to present Ghoomketu on Eid. “Our third original film after Bamfaad and Ateet, to entertain viewers during the lockdown,” Aparna said.