The filmmaker’s first trailer Madhur BhandarkarThe upcoming film India Lockdown is out and promises to shed light on the tragic events following the Indian government’s declaration of a total lockdown for 21 days during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The ZEE5 movie stars Shweta Basu Prasad, Prateik Babbar, Sai Tamhankar, Ahana Kumar and Prakash Belawadi in pivotal roles. In the trailer, people from different walks of life are seen reacting to the unprecedented news, just as we see a couple of migrants (one half of whom is played by Babbar) who decide to embark on a journey back to their village.
The trailer was shared with a caption that read, “Government of India announces nationwide lockdown for 21 days due to pandemic. Watch the story of 4 such individuals whose lives come to a standstill. India Lockdown premiering on 2nd December 2022 only on ZEE5.”
This will be Madhur Bhandarkar’s second OTT film this year. Babli Bouncer starred Tamannaah Bhatia and premiered on Disney Plus Hotstar in late September to below average reviews. Indian ExpressFilm critic Shubhra Gupta called it “banal and predictable” as she gave only 1.5 stars in her review.
Bhandarkar is best known for projects like Chandni Bar, Page 3 and Corporate. Recently, the director revealed that the Chandni Bar Tabu star keeps teasing him that she spotted his potential early. In an interview with Pinkvilla, he revealed: “Tabu believed in me. She still says ‘I was the one who discovered you’ and really, I have to give it to her. She worked with me because she knew I was a flop, and it’s been great ever since.”
Meanwhile, India Lockdown will release on ZEE5 on December 2.