Poster of Vinay Pathak and Seema Pahwa's 'Chintu Ka Birthday' unveiled; ZEE5's film to premier on June 5


After augmentative popularity and making headlines with the last three direct-to-digital releases with Bamfaad, Ghoomketu and Ateet, ZEE5, the largest creator of original content in India, announces its next Original film Chintu Ka Birthday, providing the audience with an unparalleled cinematic experience at home with new back-to-back releases and keeping the entertainment quotient high.

This family drama revolves around a 6-year-old named Chintu, stuck in Iraq with his family in the times of Saddam’s fall. A simple, innocent aspiration to celebrate a child’s birthday is beautifully compared to worldly problems in this unique narrative of an endearing middle-class family tackling the extraordinary situation of the war. Will the world come together to cut the cake or rob Chintu his moment of joy? ‘Chintu Ka Birthday’ is a complete family entertainer with several thrilling moments interspersed between humor, fun, and joy, in a heartwarming drama.

The film was screened in 18 cities during the Jagran Film Festival in 2019 and met with overwhelming response everywhere, eventually winning the Best Film (Viewer’s Choice Award). 

Chintu ki family badi excited hai usse ek mast birthday party dene ke liye. Kya hoga Chintu ka yeh birthday, happy? Find out when the film releases on 5th June. #ChintuKaBirthday, #ChintuKaBirthdayOnZEE5@pathakvinay @TillotamaShome @FirstDraft_Ent @KDevanshuSingh @satysingh

— ZEE5Premium (@ZEE5Premium) May 26, 2020

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Actors from India, the US, and the Middle-East play key roles in the film. It is backed by a brilliant and acclaimed crew: DOP Siddharth Diwan (‘Queen’, ‘Trapped’), Editor Charu Shree Roy (‘Chhichhore’, ‘Sui-Dhaaga’), Sound Designer Bishwadeep Chatterjee (‘3 Idiots’, ‘Bajirao Mastani’, ‘Madras Cafe’), Production Designer Sukant Panigrahy (‘Dev D’, ‘Drishyam’), and Background Music Naran-Benedict (‘Newton’, ‘Udta Punjab’).

Vinay Pathak portraying the role of Chintu's father said, “Chintu Ka Birthday’ is the most important film of my career, as well as my association with the new immensely talented director duo Satyanshu and Devanshu Singh. They’ve written an amazingly crafty and sensitive film with gentle humor and huge hearts. It’s surprising to learn that it’s their first full length feature film. ZEE5’s decision to release it on their platform is visionary and praiseworthy. It’s a film any platform would be proud to have in their kitty."

Tillotama Shome, essaying the character of Chintu's mother said, “As Chintu's mother, I invite you, to Chintu ka Birthday. A film about a birthday in the midst of a lockdown. A film about a family that manages to choose hope amidst chaos. Zaroor aaiyega, humaare saath birthday manaane.”

Chintu Ka Birthday premieres on June 5, exclusively on ZEE5.