In 2014, Pushpendra Nath Misra made his first feature film Ghoomketu, starring some of the industry’s best actors. From Nawauddin Siddiqui in the lead to a supporting cast that boasted big names like Anurag Kashyap, Richa Chadha, Ragini Khanna, Raghuvir Yadav, Ila Arun, and Swanand Kirkire, as well as guest appearances by Amitabh Bachchan, Sonakshi Sinha, and Ranveer Singh, this film had a great mix of talented and mainstream actors. Unfortunately, Ghoomketu had no takers at the time and the release kept getting stalled over the years. The director went on to direct a miniseries on Netflix titled Taj Mahal 1989, which received favorable reviews, and yet the fate of his film remained in limbo. After six years, Zee5 has bought the streaming rights and the film will finally be available on its app for streaming from the 22nd of May, 2020.
What’s Ghoomketu About:
Ghoomketu revolves around a happy but not-so-lucky guy (played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui) with a wacky, humorous and intriguing personality. He is desperate to carve his own space in the Bollywood film industry, while a lazy and corrupt officer is on his tail. We are then privy to Ghoomketu’s background story where he is an aspiring writer from Mahona village in Uttar Pradesh. He came to Mumbai to try his luck in films and promises himself 30 days to prove his worth as a Bollywood writer. At the same time, he carries a special guide titled “How to Be a Bollywood Writer in 30 Days” with him. The police officer assigned to look for him is sent on the behest of his family, who uses its political connections to force Ghoomketu back to the village. The officer too has a deadline of 30 days to find him, lest he will be sent to an unwanted location on a “punishment posting”. The movie goes on to explore whether Ghoomketu is accepted in Bollywood or if the police officer is able to find him and save his posting.
Why You Should Watch:
If the star cast of the film isn’t enough to subscribe to Zee5 immediately, the plot has definitely piqued our interest. Stories around the film industry always make for an entertaining watch and Ghoomketu is likely to be no different. Besides, Nawazuddin Siddiqui always gives an amazing performance, no matter which role he is given. As a Bollywood aspirant, Ghoomketu’s story is too close to home for the actor and we’re pretty sure we’ll be treated to one of his top acts. His collaboration with the now-dissolved Phantom Films has also never failed to impress.
So get your subscriptions in place, because Ghoomketu comes to Zee5 in just 7 days. Meanwhile, you can also enjoy some of Zee5’s other offerings such as URI: The Surgical Strike, Dream Girl, Saand Ki Aankh, Simmba, Bamfaad, and more. Check in for the review of the film.