ZEE5 announces next original film ‘Darbaan’, family drama based on a story by Rabindranath Tagore


Darbaan’ premieres 4th December 2020 on ZEE5

Directed by national award-winning director Bipin Nadkarni

Starring Sharib Hashmi, Rasika Duggal, Sharad Kelkar, Flora Saini in the lead

ZEE5, India’s largest ConTech brand has consistently presented 100+ Originals that have won accolades across prestigious award forums. With back to back announcements and releases of original content, ZEE5 announces their latest film ‘Darbaan’, a heart-warming family drama that is about friendship between a master and his caretaker. The story brings these two generations together that is sure to strike a cord with the audience. The film is inspired and based on a story by Rabindranath Tagore.

Darbaan revolves around the story of an innocent friendship between the son of a rich coal miner(Anukool) and his caretaker(Raicharan). Eventually as the kid grows up and gets married, he has his own son that is again taken care of by Raicharan. Darbaan will explore the bond that defies the social and economic gap between them. But, an incident changes both of their lives and puts an unfortunate crack in their relationship. It is a story that will not only test relationships but also the extent to which a man will go for redemption.

Rasika Duggal playing the role of caretaker’s wife expresses, _“Darbaan is a moving film that bridges the social gap between rich and poor. Bipin has given a lot of attention to the details. The characters are interestingly layered and the film has a talented cast to bring them alive. I hope viewers enjoy the film, as it premiers on 4th December on ZEE5.”_

Sharad Kelkar playing the role of Anukool shares, _”Darbaan brings forth a subject that is profoundly sensitive and it’s a special film for me. The relationships will play the most important role in the film; and what these relationships will go through will test their honesty. It is made with a lot of love and labour, I hope the audience enjoy watching it as much as we have enjoyed making it. I am glad it is premiering on ZEE5, getting it the reach it deserves.”_

Sharib Hashmi playing the role of Raicharan shares,_”Darbaan is extremely special to me, it is sure to win a lot of hearts. With the rising popularity of OTT platforms and the premiere on Zee5, it will reach people across the globe. I thank ZEE5 for showing confidence in the film. It is really exciting to tap new audiences with a digital release.”_

Flora Saini playing the role of Anukool’s wife says, _”Darbaan is a simple and a beautiful film and the canvas Bipin Sir has created is so gorgeous. Every frame looks like a painting. I am so excited that the film is releasing on ZEE5.”_

Talking about the announcement of the film, director Bipin Nadkarni expresses, _”To see my first Hindi feature film ‘Darbaan’ being released on ZEE5 is more than a dream come true. I couldn’t have asked for more.”_

Directed and produced by Bipin Nadkarni who will mark his debut as a director in Bollywood. Produced under the banner of Opticus Picture Company with Yogesh Beldar as co-producer.

ZEE5 Original Film ‘Darbaan’ premieres 4th December 2020


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