ZEE5, India’s largest home-grown OTT platform, has had quite a good year this 2022, delivering successful direct-to-digital releases like ‘Forensic’, ‘Atithi Bhooto Bhava’, ‘Beautiful Billo’, among others. And coming up next is another much awaited title starring Yami Gautam Dhar and directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, ‘LOST’. Produced by Zee Studios in association with Namah Pictures, the film also stars Pankaj Kapur, Rahul Khanna, Neil Bhoopalam, Pia Bajpiee and Tushar Pandey in pivotal roles.
‘LOST’ had its Asian Premiere at IFFI (International Film Festival of India) and International Premiere at the 13th CSAFF (Chicago South Asian Film Festival), where it received an overwhelming response and now the much-awaited movie will premiere soon on ZEE5. Inspired by true events, ‘LOST’ is the story of a bright young crime reporter in relentless search for truth behind the sudden disappearance of a young theatre activist. An investigative thriller that kept the IFFI viewers on the edge of their seats, the film is written by Shyamal Sengupta and dialogues are by Ritesh Shah.
Manish Kalra, Chief Business Officer of ZEE5 India shared, “It has been our endeavour at ZEE5 to collaborate with the best-in-class storytellers to tell meaningful and entertaining stories and ‘Lost’ is the right step in that direction to entertain our viewers with one more unique content on ZEE5. The response received by ‘LOST’ at IFFI is encouraging and we are confident that the direct-to-digital release of the film on ZEE5 will be loved by the audience world over.”
Shariq Patel, CBO of Zee Studios shared, “It was a monumental moment to witness the appreciation that the audience was showering the movie with. It is quite reassuring to know that movies like ‘LOST’ are made and loved and I am especially glad to have stood witness to this and it just reinforces the trust I have that it will be loved on its release.’’
Director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury added, “It is always a magical moment to watch the fruit of your toil be as loved as it is. The screening at IFFI was truly an experience for me. Now we are really excited to see it reach a wider audience with ZEE5.”
Producer Shareen Mantri said, “ZEE5 is the perfect platform for ‘LOST’ with the kind of viewership the OTT platform has. Having enthralled the audiences at IFFI and other international festivals, we are excited about the film’s global digital release.”
Yami Gautam Dhar said, “The film was a special experience for me and I have been eagerly waiting to see how the audience is going to react. I absolutely cannot wait for the release and am happy to have my first association with ZEE5 for this one!”