ZEE5 Global, the world’s largest streaming platform for South Asian content, begins the new year with the exciting World Digital Premiere of Uunchai. Staying true to its promise of delivering meaningful content, the platform will bring forth the heart-warming tale of friendship with Uunchai. Produced by Rajshri Productions in association with Mahaveer Jain Films and Boundless Media, Uunchai is directed by Sooraj R Barjatya and marks his return to direction after 2015’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.
Uunchai tracks the journey of three aged friends, Amit (Amitabh Bachchan), Javed (Boman Irani) and Om (Anupam Kher) who decide to embark on a trek to the Everest Base Camp to fulfil the wish of their late friend Bhupen (Danny Dengzongpa), whose heart belonged in the Himalayas. They are joined on the trek by Shabina (Neena Gupta) who is Javed’s wife, Mala (Sarika) who happens to be the long-lost love of Bhupen and Shraddha (Parineeti Chopra) who is their tour guide. A simple trek to the Everest Base Camp turns out to be a personal, emotional, and spiritual experience as they battle their physical limitations and discover freedom.
Uunchai received good reviews at the box office and immediately connected with the audiences not just for the story line but also for the performances of the actors. With an emotionally driven script and powerful performances by all actors, the movie won hearts of audiences across all ages. And now, with its World Digital Premiere on ZEE5 Global on 6th January, the film will be available to ZEE5 Global viewers across 190+ countries.
Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global, said, “2022 has been an extremely exciting year for us with a series of blockbuster launches winning hearts across countries. We are now happy to start off the new year with yet another key announcement -the World Digital premiere of Amitabh Bachchan starrer “Uunchai”. The film is a heart-warming tale of friendship and brings together some of the biggest names of Indian Cinema in a single frame. ‘Uunchai’ is sure to resonate with our diaspora viewers across the globe and inspire them to see the new year as an opportunity to dream big and scale newer heights.”
Director-Producer, Sooraj R Barjatya said, “Uunchai is a labour of 7 years of passion, hard-work and above all, love and after a successful run at the box-office, it will now stream on ZEE5 from 6th January, so I appeal to all our fans to start the new year with this film which is a heartfelt ode to friendship. Uunchai is sure to make the viewers chuckle and cry in equal parts and tug at their heartstrings as it will take the viewers through a rollercoaster of emotions. This film deserves all the love and I hope ZEE5 Global’s viewers across the 190+ countries, watch it with their loved ones and cherish this film”
Uunchai will stream exclusively on ZEE5 Global from 6th January 2023. ZEE5 is now also available on Samsung Smart TVs in the U.S.