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ZEE5 announces next original, ‘420 IPC’

Following the success of ‘Nail Polish’ and ‘200: Halla Ho’, ZEE5 Global, the world’s largest streaming platform for South Asian content, is set to present yet another intriguing courtroom drama titled ‘420 IPC’, which revolves around an economic offence.

‘420 IPC’ has been directed and written by Manish Gupta, who has previously scripted the screenplay and dialogues for the Akshaye Khanna-starrer ‘Section 375’. Gupta, who has a penchant for touching subjects based on real-life incidents, has earlier directed Rahasya, based on the Aarushi Talwar murder case and The Stoneman Murders, based on the infamous Stoneman serial killings. ‘420 IPC’ is produced by ZEE Studios and Kyoorius Digital P.L. and stars talented actors Vinay Pathak, Ranvir Shorey, Gul Panag and Rohan Vinod Mehra in pivotal roles.

The story revolves around a Chartered Accountant played by Vinay Pathak, who is arrested for Bank Fraud and defended by Rohan Vinod Mehra, late actor Vinod Mehra’s son, last seen in Saif Ali Khan-starrer Bazaar. Ranvir Shorey plays an eccentric Parsi public prosecutor, while Gul Panag plays the wife of the accused CA. An intricate web-like plot woven around the mechanics of economic offences is the crux of the film and the mystery unfolds slowly and steadily, keeping one intrigued till the end.

Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global, said, “ We are committed to bringing the best entertainment and stories to our global audiences from across the South Asian region. Our latest release, Manish Gupta’s 420 IPC is a suspense drama that is sure to keep our audiences riveted and one that has a stellar cast including Vinay Pathak, Ranveer Shorey, Gul Panag and Rohan Vinod Mehra amongst others.”

Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studios, said, “Manish Gupta has done a fine job at presenting an unexplored topic of economic offence intricately and engagingly in the form of a courtroom drama. Audiences love a good courtroom drama and 420 IPC is exactly that and we are confident that the viewers will appreciate this piece of content.”

Producers Rajesh Kejriwal and Gurpal Sachar said, “Our vision is to produce content-driven cinema, hence we chose 420 IPC as our maiden co-production with Zee Studios as this is a power-packed script with powerful performances by veteran actors. We are excited to partner with ZEE5 Global, a streaming platform that narrates truly original stories, rooted in reality and resonates with audiences across the globe.”

Director and writer Manish Gupta said, “While making a film I have always aimed to touch upon stories which are unconventional and unexplored. 420 IPC is a film that does not involve violent crime but deals with an economic offence with sensitivity and humour. This film is a result of extensive research and I am excited to present this intriguing tale with some of the finest actors of our industry.”