Films that bring families together on ZEE5
Most of us are living with our families under lockdown, binge-watching shows and films to stay busy. These films will not only entertain you but bring you closer as a family. They will help you realise that being a part of a loving family is the happiest you can be. Watch a trailer for the newly released film Chintu Ka Birthday here.
1. Chintu Ka Birthday
Chintu Ka Birthday is the heart warming story of an Indian immigrant family living in Iraq during the war in 2004. This film starring Vinay Pathak and Tillotama Shome is a perfect example of bringing hope and happiness in the family even when the situation outside seems hopeless.
2. Nil Battey Sannata
Nil Battey Sannata is another film about family and hope. A mother, who works as a housemaid, tries to educate her daughter to give her a better life. When the daughter refuses to study and says she will become a housemaid too, the mother decides to study and improve her own life. Watch this unique film about a single mother on ZEE5.
3. English Vinglish
In English Vinglish, Sridevi plays the role of a mother who finds freedom being away from her family. She decides to not leave her family but make them know her better. This film is an important family film because it makes us realise the importance of the mother in an Indian family.
Naal is another heartwarming story of a young boy who hates his stepmother and believes that his real mother still loves him. He refuses to even refer to her as his mother. He slowly comes to realise that his real mother doesn’t think much of him and comes to love the family he has right now.
5. My Brother Nikhil
My Brother Nikhil tells the story of a national level swimmer who gets AIDS. This film depicts how his close friends and family helped make his limited time on earth worth living. This film is also a must-watch now because June is Pride Month and My Brother Nikhil is one of the foremost films depicting homosexual couples in Indian cinema.
Bonus: Svah! So Be It
Svah is a short film starring Shriya Pilgaonkar, Rajit Kapoor, Shilpa Tulaskar and other talented actors. This short film gives a strong message that every member of the family is equally important and deserves equal respect including the disabled.
Watch this film and others as part of the ZEE5 Short Film Festival featuring films by Vikrant Massey, Naseeruddin Shah, Rajeev Khandelwal and many more.