The film is all set to have its world digital premiere on June 30 on Zee5
Almost six months after its theatrical release, the action vigilante film ‘Lakadbaggha’ is all set for its OTT premiere. The film will start streaming on ZEE5 on June 30, 2023. The film has been directed by Victor Mukherjee.The film stars Anshuman Jha and Riddhi Dogra in the lead roles. Actors including Paresh Pahuja, Milind Soman, Eksha Kerung, Bijou Thaangjam, Kharaj Mukherjee, and Denzil Smith will be seen in important roles in the film.
In the film which has been set in Kolkata, it mirrors the life of Arjun (Anshuman Jha), who is a loner who teaches martial arts to children during the day and turns into a saviour of the street dogs during the night. Its during his hunt for a lost dog, he comes across an endangered species of an Indian striped hyena (hence the film’s title ‘Lakadbaggha’) and learns about an illegal animal trade operation in Kolkata.
The film, which is touted to be a love letter of sorts to the dogs, is all bout animal lover vigilante versus an animal abuser kingpin. This action film deals with the underbelly of illegal animal trade and the inhuman treatment of the voiceless creatures. While the film had its world premiere at the prestigious Kolkata International Film Festival, its international premiere was held at the HBO South Asian International Film Festival.
While announcing film’s OTT release, ZEE5 took to social media and captioned the post stating, “Arjun hai asal mein introvert lekin jab baat aati hai kisi masoom ko bachaane ki toh bann jaata hai yeh bone-breaker! Dekhiye inki action-packed kahaani #Lakadbaggha. Streaming for free on ZEE5 from 30th June!” Speaking about the film’s box office collections, as per a report in Bollywood Hungama, it was reported that the film ‘Lakadbaggha’ had collected Rs. 0.11 cr on Day 1 at the India box office.
As a part of the film’s on ground promotions, the film’s lead actors Ridhi Dogra and Anshuman Jha (both of whom happen to be ardent dog lovers), were seen spending time with dogs at a local NGO in Khar and also with stray dogs around. They were seen putting dog collars on the stray dogs to safeguard their lives against road accidents that occur at night due to low visibility in the dark. As the reflective dog collar glows in the night, it will help reduce such accidents.