‘Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai’ starring Manoj Bajpayee receives standing ovation at New York Indian Film Festival

Azha Khan



Vinod Bhanushali’s Bhanushali Studios Limited, Zee Studios, and Suparn S Varma, ‘Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai’ featuring Padma Shri and National Award recipient, Manoj Bajpayee had marked its presence at the New York Indian Film Festival. One of the biggest legal courtroom dramas left everyone impressed at the international podium and received a standing ovation while it was screened at the New York Indian Film Festival. With this, the film is continuously making its impact on the minds of the audience and rising their excitement for its release.

The lead actor of the film Manoj Bajpayee who was present during the screening said, “It’s an overwhelming feeling to see such an amazing response from the audience on the International stage. I literally got goosebumps when our film received a standing ovation at New York Indian Film Festival. I am thankful to everyone.”

Director Apoorv Singh Karki shared, “A film made with all heart and hard work to send out an important message to the viewers and getting appreciated is a humbling feeling. I am happy that our efforts are getting the reward that it deserves.”

Vinod Bhanushali, Chairman and Managing Director, Bhanushali Studios Limited said, “New York Indian Film Festival is truly a very prestigious stage for our film to screen at. I have been receiving a lot of messages ever since the film was screened, I am extremely happy! Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai is the kind of film that deserves to be seen, heard and experienced by all.”

Shariq Patel, CBO, Zee Studios said, “It’s an honor to have our film screened at the New York Indian Film Festival. We are thrilled with all the adulation & love that ‘Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai,’ is receiving and now we are excited to bring it to the audiences all over the world.”

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Manish Kalra, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 India said, “It has been our endeavor at ZEE5 to collaborate with the best to create meaningful, inspiring, and relatable stories. Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai is one such inspiring and relatable story of an ordinary man fighting an extraordinary case. It is a proud moment for all of us as the film had its first screening at the prestigious New York Indian Film Festival and has received an encouraging and overwhelming response. We stay focused to bring more such powerful stories to the audience and We are sure that with the release of this film on ZEE5, the audience will love and enjoy it.”

Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global said “With the year’s biggest courtroom drama, ‘Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai’, ZEE5 Global raises the bar on powerful, inspiring stories from South Asia. We are thrilled that this film, driven by a gripping performance by Manoj Bajpayee, is being recognized and celebrated at the New York Indian Film Festival and are glad to have Manoj here to meet his fans as they await the film’s upcoming release on our platform.”

A Zee Studios and Bhanushali Studios Limited presentation, Suparn S Varma’s courtroom drama directed by Apoorv Singh Karki, ‘Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai’ is produced by Vinod Bhanushali, Kamlesh Bhanushali, Asif Sheikh & Vishal Gurnani and co-produced by Juhi Parekh Mehta. ‘Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai’ is all set to premiere exclusively on ZEE5 on 23rd May 2023.