Due to the lockdown mandated by the government to protect us all from coronavirus, we are all confined to our homes for at least 21 days. For added entertainment during the lockdown, ZEE5 has made many of its premium original series free-to-watch. Log in to ZEE5 every night at 9 pm to watch a fresh episode of the 10-part series, Postman, the story of a Rajinikanth fan who lies in a coma for 23 years. Scroll below to read the written update for the first episode of Postman.
Watch the first episode of Postman here:
In the first episode, a postman, who is in a critical condition, is being hospitalised. Cut to flashback, we see a postman named Raja, survived by his grandmother and a two-year-old daughter. Raja is an ardent Rajnikanth fan and also names his daughter as Rajini. Raja leaves for work, where he meets with his manager to ask for leave on Pongal. he also wants to spend time with his family and also catch Rajinikanth’s first-day-first-show of Baasha. However, the manager instead asks him to work overtime on Pongal as there are a couple of important letters that need to be delivered on a priority basis. He promises Raja that he will be paid double for the overtime but also warns him that there can’t be any carelessness with the delivery of these letters.
As Raja is unable to say no to his manager, he agrees to work on a holiday. He leaves to drop the letters to the respective addresses. But halfway, he skips his duty of delivering the last eight letters and goes to watch Rajini’s latest release Baasha. Later that evening, when he returns home in his bicycle, he meets with an accident and slips into a coma. He wakes up after 23 long years. He is shocked to see his daughter Rajini all grown up. Unfortunately, he was asleep when his grandmother passed away. However, his daughter not only helps him with recovering and getting him back on his feet but also reminds him of his past.
When Raja asks what was he working as back in 1995, she tells him that he was a postman and also shows the uniform. He finds letters inside the pockets. While he asks why was it not delivered right then through somebody else, his daughter fills him in with what Patti did back then. She tells him that Patti did not give the letters on purpose. However, Raja, who feels guilty for not dropping off the letters, gets on to his bicycle to deliver them. His daughter, Rajini, joins him.
If you are new to the series, here what you need to know about Postman. The story revolves around Raja, a postman and possibly the biggest fan of Rajinikanth, who leads a happy life with his daughter. However, on a tragic day, with nine letters yet to be delivered, Raja meets with an accident and slips into a coma. The series of events that take place when he tries to deliver these letters 23 years later forms the crux of the story.
The actress, who is essaying the role of Rajini in the series, is none other than Keerthi Pandian. If you want to see more movies by Keerthi Pandian, check out Thumbaa, streaming on ZEE5.