In addition to a strong lineup of original shows and movies, ZEE5 has consistently bolstered its portfolio by acquiring the digital world premiere rights to numerous theatrical releases, including RRR, The Kashmir Files, Valimai, Antim, Jhund, Attack and others. Dhaakad is another big addition to the list as it will help attract distinct viewers with varied choices.
Directed by Razneesh Ghai, “Dhaakad” is a spy thriller starring Kangana in the lead and Arjun Rampal, Divya Dutta and Saswata Chatterjee in supporting roles. Shot by Japanese cinematographer Tetsuo Nagata (La Vie en rose), Dhaakad is truly international in scale and style as the action sequences are designed by an international team. With blood, action, gunfire and characters with their own set of eccentricities, Dhaakad is a bold film with a fierce, fiery and fearless Kangana in the lead.
“Dhaakad” revolves around Agni (Kangana), a special agent for the International Task Force, whose mission is to eliminate an international trafficker of human beings and arms Rudraveer (Arjun Rampal), who also leads a coal mafia. During this battle, her tragic childhood past comes up more often than she would like, and she unearths some rather shocking truths about her tragedy, one of which even ties into Rudraveer.
Manish Kalra, Commercial Director, said, “We have always curated a diverse portfolio with great content across all genres and we are happy to add another action movie to the slate as this genre appeals to everyone. Dhaakad is a must see movie for all action lovers. Along with having an international crew choreographing its action sequences, the film has a fierce Kangana in top form. It’s also a cutting-edge film with a lot of potential, and we’re thrilled to have worked with the producers to bring Dhaakad to a global audience.”
Producer Deepak Mukut said, “Dhaakad is a film close to our hearts. Usually, action movies are associated with male actors in our industry, but here we made a movie that redefines the action genre for actresses in Indian movies and we are really proud of it. We wanted the vibe and feel to be on par with well-known international action movies and we managed to achieve that. The action plays were enjoyed on the big screen and now that the film is out on digital, we’re sure more people will be cheering for our attempt. Kangana delivered an outstanding performance in Dhaakad, blazing a new trail for female-led action films. I’m so happy that the film is now reaching a wider audience thanks to ZEE5. Dhaakad is
a fruit of our labor, and we are extremely proud to present it to audiences around the world through this platform.”
Kangana Ranaut said, “Dhaakad was an intense film that required a lot of physical and emotional transformation. Indian films can be of international standards and can have female action heroines in the lead. Prepare to see me as a killing machine only on ZEE5 from July 1.”
Watch the world digital premiere of Dhaakad on ZEE5 on July 1