ZEE5 has been belting out unique and engaging content across regional languages, every month regularly for its users. The prolific OTT platform stands out with its variety pack in terms of genre, languages, and recently pioneered the trend of bringing popular television franchises on the web. Thus, it comes as little or no surprise that ZEE5 spearheaded an awards show recognizing the best on the video streaming service. Titled ‘High Five On ZEE5,’ the first edition to the coveted do took place on 20 December 2019 in Mumbai.
As a part of High Five On ZEE5, the OTT platform shall honour the most consumed content across different categories including Best Movie, Best Original Show, Best Regional Original Series, Best Hindi Original Series and so on and so forth. It is mention-worthy that these awards will be based on consumer data matrix alone. Ayushmann Khurrana and Nushrat Bharucha-starrer 2019 comedy drama Dream Girl swept the Best Movie trophy, as it emerges to be the most watched film on the OTT platform. For those unaware, Dream Girl stars Ayushmann as Karam who picks up a job at a call centre and talks to his clients as Pooja, in a female’s voice. Smitten by the mesmerizing voice, many clients (played by Annu Kapoor, Manjot Singh, Vijay Raaz, etc) fall in love with Pooja, leading to a series of unusual, crazy situations.
Nushrat Bharucha accepted the award for Dream Girl and said, “I am not able to see my films again. I don’t even see my own takes. I watch it only when it releases. So I watched Dream Girl in September and it was done for me. I thought whatever had to happen for me is done. Now whatever happens is for the audiences. But to continuously keep getting from that film for all these months…. and now it’s on a digital platform and it’s doing well and it won an award. The fact that the film lived on longer than I was living it is always rewarding. It always feels great when the audience loves your film and you will know when your audience likes a film. The audience is your best critic. The fact that it’s December and people are still talking about the film, going back to it and it’s reaching new audiences makes me so happy.”
Aparna Acharekar, Programming Head, ZEE5 India spoke about High Five On ZEE5 saying, “It has been a great run for us at ZEE5 launching 100+ originals in the last 18 months and some of them being pathbreaking in many ways. Within the OTT industry, being India’s largest original creator by leaps and bounds, we have managed to satiate consumers taste palate by delivering content in 12 languages. As we move into the next phase of leadership growth, we wanted to pause and recognize ZEE5’s content creators ecosystem without whom, we wouldn’t have become India’s No.1 choice of Entertainment. HIGH FIVE ON ZEE5 is revolutionary in many ways and we intend to make it eloquent and exciting month on month.”
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