Post announcing its foray into Punjabi cinema with ‘Beautiful Billo’, ‘Babe Bhangra Paunde Ne’ and ‘Mitran Da Naa Chalda’, ZEE5 Global is all set to entertain the audience with the world digital premiere of ‘Maurh’. The film stars Ammy Virk, Dev Kharoud, Vikramjeet Virk, Amiek Virk, Naiqra Kaur and Kuljinder Sidhu in pivotal roles. Helmed by Jatinder Mauhar and produced by Rhythm Boyz and Naad Sstudios, the historical drama premieres on 21st July.
Set in pre-partition era of Punjab, the story chronicles the life of Jeona Maurh, a colonial Punjabi villager, who took up the pistol to avenge his bandit brother Kishna’s death. Jeona is determined to demolish the exploitative land tax mafia, which works with the Indian monarchs and Britishers to impoverish the people, as well as Dogar, another thief who betrayed Kishna. Along with sharp writing and impeccable performances, ‘Maurh’ explores the socio-political landscape of Punjab during British colonial rule capturing their dreams, struggles and emotions and keeps history enthusiasts glued to the screen.
‘Maurh’ is a one-of-a-kind historical drama that celebrates two unsung heroes, who are hailed as messiahs of the poor. This blockbuster Punjabi movie will also be available in Hindi.
Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global, said, “We are happy to announce the World Digital Premiere of Punjabi period drama Maurh on ZEE5 Global. The film masterfully captures the various dynamics that played out during the British colonial rule in Punjab and is an emotional and cinematic journey through that era. The movie’s availability in Hindi will further allow this unique story to reach a greater number of global viewers.”
Producer Jatin Sethi – Naad Sstudios and Karaj Gill – Rythm Boyz said, “Maurh highlights the untold stories of Punjab’s struggle against colonialism. We are looking forward to the second innings of the movie post its release in the theatres. ZEE5 has its presence in 190+ countries; I am sure the audience will enjoy watching it on the platform.”
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Director Jatinder Mauhar said, “After producing films like Maurh, I wish to take the Punjabi film domain across geographies and cultures. Maurh is an interesting narrative which delves deep into the lives of Jeona and Kishna who confront the injustices propagated by British rulers and native kings to protect their land. The actors add emotional depth to the film making it worth a watch. I am glad that with ZEE5, a larger set of audience will be able to watch it.”
Ammy Virk said, “Maurh is a thought-provoking narrative which portrays the journey of two brothers who become Bandits in Punjab. It is a film that embodies the strength and power of Punjabi cinema. Shot in the picturesque locations of Punjab with soul-stirring background music. Portraying Jeona was not easy. The character and movie stokes flames of nationalism portraying the disturbing political climate during the pre-partition era.”
Dev Kharoud adds, “Maurh represents the colonial period when poor people fell prey to discrimination and ill treatment by corrupt British landlords. From ruthlessness to untouchability and inequality, the movie showcases grey shades of humanity. It is disheartening to see how the ruling elite established supremacy demeaning the poor. Steeped in the nightmarish colonial period of fear and oppression, Maurh is an authentic depiction of history. I urge everyone to watch our meaningful film on ZEE5.”