ZEE5 to premiere John Abraham-starrer Parmanu ahead of TV

MUMBAI: After the web debut of Akshay Kumar’s ‘Padman’, video streaming platform ZEE5 is set to premiere John Abraham-starrer Parmanu – The Story of Pokhran on the platform ahead of its TV premiere.

Inspired by the real-life events of India’s second confidential nuclear test at Pokhran in 1998 under the leadership of India’s Missile Man, APJ Abdul Kalam, the film narrates the tale of Indian Army’s valour and patriotism. After its theatrical release in May 2018, the film will be available exclusively to viewers of ZEE5.

ZEE5 India business head Manish Aggarwal said, “Ahead of Kargil Vijay Diwas observed in the country to commemorate our brave armed forces, we are very proud to present this movie that brilliantly recreates an incident that, as Indians, makes our chests swell with pride. That this release times in with the death anniversary of the visionary himself – Dr. Kalam – only makes it more special.”

“We received a phenomenal response to the web debut of Padman. And given the reviews that Parmanu enjoyed on its release, we are confident that the movie will be a huge hit too. John is known to be an astute businessperson, and his faith in the reach that ZEE5 offers is encouraging,” he concluded.

On the digital premiere of Parmanu, John Abraham said, “Parmanu is a very special film, and I am glad that it will now continue to live on in the digital space on ZEE5. I believe its digital debut is a fitting hat-tip to the man who has and continues to inspire us all – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.”

ZEE5 has a wide repertoire of visual content including movies as well as web series under multiple genres including comedy, drama, thrillers, horror, biopics and so on. ZEE5 has a bouquet of original content in six regional languages along with the latest blockbuster movies. The platform will launch 20 originals in 2018 and will have 90+ shows by the end of March 2019.

Its library comprises of over 3,500 films, 500+ TV shows, 4,000+ music videos, 35+ theatre plays and 90+ LIVE TV Channels across 12 languages.