Jhund OTT release date news comes with excitement for fans who missed watching the film in theatres. Starring Amitabh Bachchan, the film was released in theatres on March 4, almost at the same time as Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files. The film was praised by the critics and viewers, who managed to watch it on the big screen, for its take on gated communities in India and caste.
The film was released in theatres after two years of delay because of the coronavirus induced pandemic. The sports drama is based on the life of Vijay Barse, who was the founder of Slum Soccer, a non-profit organisation.
Jhund is written and directed by Nagraj Manjule, who is known for making films on caste issues in India. The film begins with Bachchan’s character meeting a group of young talented footballers from a slum which is adjacent to the college where he is a coach, a post he is about to retire from.
He is stunned by the skills shown by this ragtag team of players and how they play the game without a football and proper gear. Throughout the film, Manjule keeps taking the viewers to the concept of gated communities and the wall built between the have and have nots. He smartly creates a parallel between the sport and the life of a boy from the community who is trying to pull himself out but is stuck in the world of crime because of his situation. The film also stars Akash Thosar, Manjule, Rinku Rajguru, Vicky Kadian and Akash Thosar, amongst others.
Jhund OTT Release Date
The online streaming platform ZEE5 announced the OTT release date of the film on social media today. Sharing a snippet from the film, the tweet read, “1 man, 1 sport & 1 vision that changed many lives! witness this heartfelt biopic featuring @amitabhbachchan catch the world digital premiere of #Jhund only on #ZEE5, on 6th May! #JhundOnZEE5.”
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