The Sooraj R. Barjatya directorial has finally got a streaming date on OTT.
With the thrilling world digital premiere of Uunchai, ZEE5 kicks off the new year. In line with its promise to provide meaningful content, the platform will stream the sweet story of Uunchai starting January 6, 2023. The film, directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya, is produced by Rajshri Productions in collaboration with Mahaveer Jain Films and Boundless Media. It is the director's first film since Prem Ratan Dhan Payo in 2015.
Amit (Amitabh Bachchan), Javed (Boman Irani), and Om (Anupam Kher) are three elderly friends who intend to hike to the Everest Base Camp in order to fulfil the wish of their late buddy Bhupen (Danny Dengzongpa), whose heart belonged in the Himalayas. The journey is followed in Uunchai. On the walk, they are joined by Shabina, Javed's wife (played by Neena Gupta), Mala, Bhupen's long-lost love (played by Sarika), and Shraddha, their tour guide (played by Parineeti Chopra). As they fight against their physical limitations and find freedom, what seems like a simple trip to Everest Base Camp turns into a personal, emotional, and spiritual journey.
The movie Uunchai, which has a 7.7 rating on IMDB, did well at the box office and was liked right away by audiences for both the story and the performances. The movie captured the hearts of viewers of all ages with an emotionally charged narrative and strong performances by the cast.
ZEE5 India's Chief Business Officer, Manish Kalra, said in a statement that they are thrilled to start the new year with the global digital premiere of Uunchai, one of the best family entertainers of the year, following a fruitful 2022. It is a must-watch movie for everyone, but especially the elderly, as it drives home the message of living life to the fullest, and what better reminder to dream big and live big than the beginning of a new year? The movie is directed by Sooraj Barjatya and features a never-seen-before ensemble on screen.
Sooraj R. Barjatya, the producer-director, said that Uunchai is the product of seven years of arduous labour, devotion, and, most importantly, love. The filmmaker urges all of the fans to start the new year with this movie, which is a poignant ode to friendship, since it will be streaming on ZEE5 starting on January 6 following a successful run at the box office. Uunchai will take viewers on a rollercoaster of emotions, making them laugh and cry in equal measure and pulling at their heartstrings. He hopes ZEE5's fans in its 190+ nations see this movie with their loved ones and treasure it. It merits all the love.