Ghoomketu starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Anurag Kashyap in the lead is a dramedy helmed by Pushpendra Nath Misra. It is about an amateur writer striving to make a mark in Bollywood. While Nawazuddin plays a writer, Anurag will essay the role of a cop. Apart from the lead, Raghubir Yadav, Ila Arun, Ragini Khanna, and Swanand Kirkire will also feature in pivotal roles.
Digital platform Zee5 confirmed the news on Twitter.
Presenting @Nawazuddin_S in and as #Ghoomketu, an extraordinary story of a not-so-ordinary storyteller. Show us your excitement for this new movie below, premieres 22nd May.#IlaArun #RaghubirYadav @swanandkirkire #PushpendraMisra @anuragkashyap72 @mahonawala @Shibasishsarkar pic.twitter.com/iNrPU7F5ig
— ZEE5Premium (@ZEE5Premium) May 9, 2020
“Ghoomketu is a quirky, never-seen-before character and I thoroughly enjoyed playing him. Anurag, who is generally behind the camera, will be seen sharing screen space with us and it was a great experience to work with him as an actor. Ghoomketu has a phenomenal storyline that will definitely entertain the audience. During this time of the lockdown, I am glad that a humorous film that the entire family can watch is being streamed on ZEE5,” said Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a statement.
Anurag Kashyap said, “Every film is a labour of love and I saw the conviction in the director of Ghoomketu and hence decided to do my least favourite thing, which is act. The film is funny and heartwarming.”
“Wherever we go, we are never far away from our roots. Ghoomketu, as the name suggests, is a story of the ‘journey to the beginning’. This a film where the protagonist — a writer — draws inspiration from the idiosyncrasies of his own family members. This was a dream project with a stellar cast (sublime actors, all of them), and the freedom to tell the story in a non-stereotypical way,” said director Pushpendra Nath Misra.
He added, “For all writers, their observation begins at home. This film is a celebration of our family members — our ‘Buas’, ‘Chachas’, and ‘Daddas’ — who we (Ghoomketu) always carry in our hearts, wherever we go. I am glad it will reach the huge family audiences of ZEE5.”
Speculations about several Bollywood films including Ranveer Singh starrer 83 and Salman Khan starrer Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai going direct to OTT surfaced recently and were later dismissed as rumours by the production houses.