Lakadbaggha OTT Release: ZEE5 has announced that the highly anticipated vigilante action-thriller film “Lakadbaggha” will have its world digital premiere on June 30, 2023. Produced by First Ray Films and directed by Victor Mukherjee, this animal-lover vigilante universe will kick off with its first installment. The film stars Anshuman Jha, Ridhi Dogra, Milind Soman, and Paresh Pahuja in pivotal roles.
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“Lakadbaggha” features action sequences choreographed by Kecha Kamphakdee, known for his work in the acclaimed film “Ong-Bak.” Anshuman Jha, who plays a leading role in the film, has trained in the martial arts form of ‘Krav Maga’ with Tsahi Shemesh, a renowned instructor from New York who has previously trained the cast of the Avengers franchise.
The film is set in Kolkata and revolves around Arjun (Anshuman Jha), a martial arts teacher to children by day and a protector of street dogs by night. During his search for a lost dog, he discovers an endangered species of Indian striped hyena (Lakadbaggha) and uncovers an illegal animal trade operation in Kolkata. Arjun faces the challenge of reuniting with his dog while also fighting against animal abusers. Meanwhile, crime branch officer Akshara (Riddhi Dogra) is determined to uncover the identity of the hooded vigilante.
“Lakadbaggha” serves as a powerful narrative shedding light on the inhumane treatment of animals and the dark world of illegal animal trade. It is a heartfelt tribute to dogs, showcasing the clash between an animal lover vigilante and an animal abuser kingpin.
Before its digital premiere, the film had its world premiere at the Kolkata International Film Festival, followed by an international premiere at the HBO South Asian International Film Festival. After a successful run in theaters, “Lakadbaggha” is now set to stream for free on ZEE5 starting from June 30.
Director Victor Mukherjee expressed his motivation behind the film, stating, “Cruelty against animals is a grave issue that often goes unnoticed. Through ‘Lakadbaggha,’ we wanted to create a commercial film that raises awareness for our voiceless friends. We hope to inspire people to take action and show kindness. While the film received positive responses at film festivals and during its theatrical run, we believe that its digital premiere on ZEE5 will enable the film to reach a wider audience and create a positive impact.”
Fans and viewers can look forward to an intense and thought-provoking cinematic experience when “Lakadbaggha” premieres on ZEE5, bringing attention to the importance of compassion and empathy towards animals.