The exciting news for film lovers is that Devashish Makhija’s intense survival thriller ‘Zoram’ is all set to enthrall audiences across the world. The film, which recently premiered at the Busan International Film Festival, will be released theatrically by Zee Studios in December, reports Variety. This eagerly awaited release is the culmination of a remarkable journey for the cast and crew.
The journey starts in Rotterdam
‘Joram’ made its debut at the prestigious Rotterdam Film Festival earlier this year and garnered attention and praise. The film is part of Busan’s ‘A Window on Asian Cinema’ series, highlighting its importance in the world of cinema.
Story and plot of the film
Manoj Bajpayee, who previously collaborated with Makhija in the 2016 short film “Tandav” and the critically acclaimed “Bhonsle”, plays the role of Dasaru. He plays a tribal migrant worker in the bustling city of Mumbai, whose past suddenly comes back to haunt him. Forced to flee with his infant daughter, Joram, this thrilling story of survival unfolds.
Mo. Zeeshan Ayyub as a tired Mumbai policeman
Mo. Zeeshan Ayyub plays a tired Mumbai cop on his way to Dasru. As the story unfolds, the tension between these two characters adds an entertaining layer to the story.
Leading roles: Smita Tambe, Tannishtha Chatterjee, and Rajshree Deshpande
The film stars the talented Smita Tambe and Tannishtha Chatterjee, who won the hearts of audiences in Busan with their performances in “Rome Rome Mein”. Rajshri Deshpande also plays a small role in the star-studded ensemble.
Production credit of ‘Zoram‘
Variety reports that ‘Zoram’ is a joint production of Zee Studios and Makhijafilm. Zee Studios has had an extraordinary year in both the artistic and commercial aspects of cinema. Apart from its release in Busan, “Zoram” is set to grace festival screens in Sydney, Edinburgh, Durban and Chicago. The film has already garnered accolades, with Manoj Bajpayee winning the Best Actor award and Piyush Puthi being recognized for Best Cinematography in Durban.
Zee Studios: One year of great success
Zee Studios’ “Kennedy”, directed by Anurag Kashyap, premiered at Cannes and continues its festival run with upcoming screenings at IFFSA Toronto and Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. Additionally, Ashish Bende’s “AtmaPamphlet” and the series “Brown” starring Karisma Kapoor made their debut at the Berlinale. Sunny Deol starrer “Gadar 2” has turned out to be one of the biggest box office hits of the year.
An exciting collaboration
Devashish Makhija expressed his excitement about ‘Zoram’ and the unique collaboration with Manoj Bajpayee, saying, “Although this is our third collaboration, ‘Zoram’ will be the first time Manoj and I will see a theatrical release together. Anupama in Makhija’s film For Bose and Me, will be the incredible culmination of the most incredible journey for our first production.
‘Joram’ has performed at the top festivals of every continent in less than a year, in the main competition at most of them. Now a release Our endless labor of love to deliver is a testament to the immense faith stamina and toughness shown by Zee Studios in ‘Zoram’ in theaters across the world. We can’t wait to hear what the audience has to say.” “
Manoj Bajpayee’s attitude towards ‘Zoram’
Manoj Bajpayee is equally thrilled about ‘Zoram’ and the recognition it has received at prestigious international film festivals. He shared, “We are bringing this compelling story to theaters worldwide on December 1, 2023. This film’s journey from the international stage to the big screen underscores its universal and timeless themes.
I am excited to share this profound story.” Can’t wait to do.” a global audience and hopefully will resonate with people of different backgrounds and cultures,” as reported by Variety.
The release of ‘Zoram’ promises to be a spectacular cinematic event, with a combination of excellent talent and an intriguing story set to enthrall audiences across the globe. Mark your calendars on December 1, 2023, as the date when ‘Zoram’ will bring its thrilling story to the big screen.