With more than 100+ originals, ZEE5 has become a pioneer in curating original content across languages and genres. The platform just announced its upcoming original, Mee Raqsam, set to premiere on 21st August. An ode to a father-daughter relationship, the film marks a tribute to Shabana Azmi’s and Baba Azmi’s father Kaifi Azmi whose birth centenary was celebrated this year.
Presented by Shabana Azmi and directed by Baba Azmi, the film stars Naseeruddin Shah, Danish Husain and Aditi Subedi. Soon after the announcement was shared on social media by Shabana Azmi, the industry showered love for the poster:
Beyond the reach of all stereotypes, a bold father stands by his talented daughter. Together, they’re liberating themselves from the shackles of religion to fulfill a dream. Presented by @azmishabana18 #MeeRaqsam premieres 21st August on #ZEE5. @aditi_subedi @dan.husain @naseeruddin49 @rakkesh.chaturvedi @shraddha.kaul @babaazmi
Farhan Akhtar, Satish Kaushik and Boney Kapoor applauded the film. Check out their tweets below.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) July 21, 2020
A real,warm & inspiring #Mee Raqsam made by friend, a world class cinematographer Baba Azmi releasing on @ZEE5India on Aug 21.Not 2 be missed. @babaazmi @AzmiShabana @tanviazmi @DanHusain #naseeruddin shah #aditisubedi pic.twitter.com/E2pfIaOur3
— satish kaushik (@satishkaushik2) July 21, 2020
Ace cinematographer, a good friend, now a debutant Director- @Babaazmi. Knowing your meticulous way of working, I am sure #MeeRaqsam would be brilliant film. Best wishes and look forward to watching it on ZEE5. pic.twitter.com/J7oeTqeLLN
— Boney Kapoor (@BoneyKapoor) July 20, 2020
Mee Raqsam which stands for ‘I Dance’; is an emotionally moving and uplifting family drama, based on love, trust and going for the one dream that the society is against. The narrative of the film revolves around the relationship shared by a father and his teenage daughter. It is the story of a young girl’s aspiration to become a dancer, but coming from a small village like Mijwan, everyone questions her dreams and choices. It's only her father who trusts, supports and helps her achieve her ultimate dream.
Earlier this year, the film had an exclusive screening and well-known industry personalities Aamir Khan, Vidya Balan, Varun Dhawan, Manish Malhotra, Mahesh Bhatt, David Dhawan and many more graced their presence and were all praises for the film.
The film marks the directorial debut of Baba Azmi. The Hindi feature film is shot in Mijwan near Azamgarh and its surrounding areas. Mee Raqsam is set to premiere on 21st August on ZEE5.