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Season’s Greetings: ZEE5 shows unconditional love and acceptance in new film

ZEE5 recently shared the trailer for Ram Kamal Mukherjee’s Season’s Greetings as part of its Short Film Festival.

Season’s Greetings will premiere on 15 April, 2020.

The Indian streaming platform took to Twitter to announce the release:

The short film features Celina Jaitly, Lillette Dubey, Shree Ghatak and Azhar Khan in pivotal roles.

The film marks the comeback of Jaitley to the acting field and the debut of Khan.

Set in Kolkata, Season’s Greetings revolves around a mother and a daughter and is based on Article 377 and the LGBTQ+ community. The film did rounds in International Film Festivals and was praised by many.

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AFTER A SUCCESSFUL STINT WORLDWIDE AT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS …… |**PROUDLY ANNOUNCING **| | GLOBAL PREMIERE 15 APRIL 2020 | OF OUR FILM | Seasons Greetings- A Tribute to Rituporno Ghosh | ON ZEE5 | When I was shooting my last film poster in 2011, I never imagined the the next film poster/ release will be at a time when … – A mutant film virus would have shut down the whole world, – The fact the my parents won’t be alive to be the first to give their feedback as always. – The fact that I would be married, living in Europe, and the next poster would be shot when I would be the mother of 3 beautiful boys, – A day in future when section 377 would have been revoked and all LGBTQI in India would have attained right to life. -The fact that I would have the privilege to work with a trans actor. Through all these Seasons of my journey i have learnt that life is unpredictable and we must not wait for tomorrow and give today our best. Having decided to continue seeing the promise of spring in depth of winters We are sure our film will be exactly what you need to keep your spirits entertained in this global lockdown. So keep your glasses topped as we gear to bring the solution to keep you safely entertained in your homes. Watch world premiere of Seasons Greetings-A Tribute to Rituporno Ghosh exclusively on Zee5 15 April 2020. Thank you RamKamal and everlasting gratitude to : @ZEE5, @ZEE5Premium, @tarkat07, @_subhashchandra, @unitednations, @free.equal , @charlesradcliffe @ramkamalmukherjee, @imaritrads, @mukherjeesarbani, @sayani_palit, @jaan.kumar.sanu, @singer.kshailendra, @shreeghatak, @khanazharofficial #exclusive #breakingnews #bollywood #film #zee #zee5 #celinajaitly #celinajaitley #lillettedubey #beautyqueen #kolkata #lgbt #lockdown #pandemic #corona #staysafe #stayhome #stayhomechallenge #celina #c #filmwave #seasonsgreetings #rituparnoghosh

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Talking about her experience, Jaitley stated:

When Ram Kamal narrated the story to me, I immediately connected with Romita’s character because she is real, just like any character from Rituparno Ghosh’s film. Since the last two decades I have been closely working with LGBTQIA cause and this film deals with issues related with the community and abolishment of article 377. This film is about celebration of love and freedom.

Director Mukherjee revealed that Season’s Greetings is a homage to renowned director Rituparno Ghosh.

He further shared:

I thank Tarun Katiyal and Jay Pandya from ZEE5 for showing faith in my vision. They have always selected unique content and I am glad that my film will be a part of their Short Film Festival. Poila Baishak (Bengali New Year) is an auspicious day for us, and since the film is set in Kolkata and pays tribute to Bengal’s most loved filmmaker, this is the best time to release the film.


ZEE5 Short Film Festival’s other titles:

Heartbeat: Rajeev Khadelwal and Anupriya Goenka starrer to kick off ZEE5 short film festival

Svah! So Be It: A guarded secret takes centre-stage in this ZEE5 short film

Second Hand: ZEE5 short film sheds light on marriage insecurities

Food For Thought: ZEE5’s short film brings out clash of opinions

Boom Boom: ZEE5’s funny take on a wedding night

Half Full: ZEE5 short film delves into different perspectives

Strawberry Shake: A sweet tale of friendship on ZEE5

How About A Kiss?: ZEE5 film explores difference between love and attachment