Films directly releasing on Over-the-Top platforms has not been taken kindly by theatre owners, but that has not stopped the announcements that are being made almost on a daily basis. After Gulabo Sitabo, Shakuntala Devi and a bunch of South films were taken up by Amazon Prime for direct premiere, now Netflix has also joined the bandwagon. The streaming giant will release Anurag Kashyap’s Choked.
The trailer of the film released online on Thursday and the glimpses have caught the attention of netizens and celebrities.Choked features Mirzya fame Saiyami Kher, who is a middle-class woman working as a bank cashier in Mumbai. Leading a normal life, that involves going to work, dealing with irritation of her husband, played by Malayalam actor Roshan Mathew, in eating potatoes thrice in a week, and a leaking piping system at home, the woman’s life changes when she finds money regularly in the pipeline below her kitchen sink.
Saiyami turns a spendthrift, making her husband and other close ones wondering what is responsible for the change of lifestyle. However, the government's announcement of demonetisation, Rs 500 and Rs 1000 turning out to be invalid tender from November 9, 2016, brings this lifestyle to a halt. Be it threats from a man giving her ‘orders’ or a bank robbery, there are more interesting moments that will be clearer only when the film hits the web.
Celebrities like Shabana Azmi, Anubhav Sinha, Nikkhil Advani, Sudhir Mishra and Apurva Asrani were among those who praised and expressed their excitement for the movie.
I love his work and I going to watch it as it drops ! ( And I was going to produce Paanch so it can be said that I was one of the first to recognise his brilliance ) https://t.co/kyVY1T0AFb— Sudhir Mishra (@IAmSudhirMishra) May 21, 2020
Choked has the tagline ‘Paisa Bolta Hai’ and also stars Amruta Subhash, Rajshri Deshpande. The movie hits Netflix on June 5.
Only @anuragkashyap10 could have imagined me like this & backed me up! It was an absolute pleasure starring opp the fabulous @roshan.matthew . Complexities of a middle class family beautifully written by @misterbistar A film VERY close to my heart. Need all your support, love & blessings for the film! #Choked premieres 5th June, only on @netflix_in
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