ZEE5 has always presented originals across languages and genres with meaningful and targeted content, and another original Hindi movie from India’s largest domestic OTT platform is being added to the list. ‘200’ is a compelling narrative that chronicles the oppression and injustice of Dalit women and the circumstances that led them to take a drastic step.
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In the context of atrocities against women, the film captures an incident in which 200 women took law and justice into their own hands and lynched a gangster, robber, serial killer, serial rapist in court. Produced by Yoodlee Films, the film production arm of Saregama and directed by Sarthak Dasgupta, ‘200’ consists of an ensemble consisting of Amol Palekar, Barun Sobti, Rinku Rajguru, Sahil Khattar, Saloni Batra, Indraneil Sengupta and Upendra Limaye.
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Commenting on the announcement, Nimisha Pandey, Head, Hindi Originals, ZEE5 India, “ZEE5 has always believed in the power of content to create positive change in society. “200” is a strong story and it is important that stories like this have a platform for them to reach the world and bring to light the harsh realities that still exist. We look forward to working with Saregama and Yoodlee Films and hope that this film will reach as many people as possible and lead to a necessary conversation. “
Siddharth Anand Kumar, Vice President, Films, Saregama says, “At the heart of 200 is a powerful story that is real and relevant and needs to be told. We have always sought to make films that have an urgency and a message to society. Against the backdrop of a true incident, the film explores the issues of casteism and the nature of justice and oppression. The film raises more questions than it answers and we hope it stimulates debate on these important issues. “