The long due film is finally set to be released on Zee5 on 22 May
By Our Correspondent
The global lockdown has seen theatrical business shutting operations and so it’s the digital streaming platforms that have become the source of entertainment. Zee5 today announced releasing Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer Ghoomketu  on 22 May.
Directed by Pushpendra Nath Misra, Ghoomketu is one of the last films to be made by Phantom Films, before the production house ceased to exist.
The movie is a comedy- drama from the viewpoint of an inexperienced writer struggling to make it big in the film industry in Mumbai. On his quest to come up with a great story, he is inspired by day to day mundane life activities. Will his ambition and determination exceed his talents? Or will a corrupt cop, who is on a mission to find Ghoomketu, put a brake on his 30-day escapade?.
Siddiqui is joined by actor, director Anurag Kashyap, Ragini Khanna, singer, lyricist Swanand Kirkire, Ila Arun, Raghubir Yadav in the leading cast. The film will also see special cameos from
Amitabh Bachchan, Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha, Chitrangada Singh, Lauren Gottlieb and filmmaker Nikkhil Advani.
“Ghoomketu is a quirky, never-seen-before character and I thoroughly enjoyed playing him. Anurag, who is generally behind the camera, will be seen sharing screen space with us and it was a great experience to work with him as an actor. ‘Ghoomketu’ has a phenomenal storyline which will definitely entertain the audience. During this time of the lockdown, I am glad that a
humorous film that the entire family can watch is being streamed on ZEE5.”
Anurag Kashyap says, “Every film is a labour of love and I saw the conviction in the director of
Ghoomketu and hence decided to do something which is my least favourite thing to do, which is act. The film is funny and heartwarming.”
The director Pushpendra Nath Misra had this to say, “Wherever we go, we are never far away from our roots. Ghoomketu, as the name suggests, is a story of the ‘journey to the beginning’. This a film where the protagonist – a writer- draws inspiration from the idiosyncrasies of his own family members. This was a dream project with a stellar cast (sublime actors, all of them), and the freedom to tell the story in a nonstereotypical way. For all the writers, their observation begins at home. This film is a celebration of our family members – our ‘Bua’s and ‘Chacha’s and ‘Dadda’s – who we (Ghoomketu) always carry in our hearts, wherever we go. I am glad it will reach the huge family audiences of ZEE5.”