5 Reasons Why Every Woman Should Watch Shukranu, A Slice-Of-Life ZEE5 Film

Set in the 1975-77 Emergency era, Shukranu is a ZEE5 original film that will teach you a thing or two about love, marriage and why men cheat!

1. Iconic 70's Styles

Sheetal Thakur And Shweta Basu Prasad's looks In Shukranu
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Shukranu, which released last month on ZEE5, has received positive reviews for taking on a sensitive subject like the forced sterilizations of 1975 and creating awareness about it through comedy. While Divyenndu has received accolades for his performance as Inder, the characters played by Sheetal Thakur (Akriti) and Shweta Basu Prasad (Reema) held the audiences attention and kept them invested in the story.

Watch the review for Shukranu here.

Shukranu is set in the 70’s, a decade which had its own iconic looks and charm. Shweta Basu Prasad and Sheetal Thakur both don different looks from that era in Shukranu. Shweta Basu Prasad plays the role of a village girl who wears sarees while Sheetal Thakur is a modern Delhi girl who wears pants and jumpsuits. They both sport iconic Sharmila Tagore hairstyles as well.

2. Sweet And Silly Romantic Scenes

Still from Shukranu with Divyenndu and Shweta Basu Prasad
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Shukranu is the story of a man who has undergone a forced vasectomy and doesn’t talk about it to anyone. This leads to some awkward and funny romantic scenes between him and his wife, Reema. Later on, while Inder is trying to get cosy with Akriti, they are interrupted by someone offering them lassi. Another romantic scene shows a comparison between sex and Kabaddi.

3. Female Friendships

Still from Shukranu with Sheetal Thakur and Shweta Basu Prasad
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Akriti and Reema are both being cheated on in Shukranu. They are unaware of it but become real friends. When Reema leaves her village to be with Inder, Akriti even insists on showing her around the city. It is only when they suspect that they both love the same man that things go sour between them.

4. Unique Love Triangle

Still from Shukranu with Divyenndu, Sheetal and Shweta
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Shukranu is a unique love triangle about two women who are in love with a man who has undergone a forced vasectomy. The mix of funny as well as intense scenes between all the actors make the relationships seem real and believable.

5. Pregnancies, Babies, And More Babies

Still from Shukranu with Shweta Basu Prasad
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For a film about sterilizations, Shukranu has more unplanned pregnancies than you would expect. The whole aspect of childbirth and the emotions parents go through while preparing to bring a child home are explored in depth in this film.

Watch Divyenndu in Badnaam Gali, a film about surrogacy streaming on ZEE5.