5 Reasons Why Upcoming ZEE5 Original D.A.T.E. Is A Perfect Off-TV Family Entertainer

Starring Shama Deshpande and Shakti Anand, D.A.T.E. is a short film directed by actor-producer Sai Deodhar Anand. It releases on ZEE5 on 12 May 2019.

1. D.A.T.E. is a unique story about an elderly woman

D.A.T.E. Teaser
(Source: ZEE5)

D.A.T.E. is an upcoming ZEE5 original short film starring veteran Shama Deshpande, actor Shakti Anand, and Iris Maity. The story revolves around an elderly woman who appears for her first job interview and what happens thereafter. Enjoy this teaser and watch the film on 12th May 2019.

With a unique storyline and concept, D.A.T.E. seems like an easy breezy, slice-of-life movie. The teaser promises a gentle, feel-good film which is expected to be equally enjoyable.

2. Shama Deshpande as the protagonist

Shama Deshpande shoots for D.A.T.E.
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Actress Shama Deshpande is a seasoned star who debuted with Jodidaar. Blockbuster movies like Kaho Na Pyaar hai (2000), Krishna Cottage (2004) include some of her notable works. Shama also featured in the super hit TV show Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon starring Drashti Dhami and Vivian Dsena.

With her at the center of the story, D.A.T.E. seems like one entertaining watch! The makers revealed that she was always the first choice for the role.

3. Sai Deodhar Anand as the director

Shakti Anand and Sai Deodhar in a still from D.A.T.E.
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Sai Deodhar forayed in the industry as a child artist in Marathi film Lapandav. She has acted in several TV shows and is a sought after name in the small screen world. Bored with the roles she was being offered and content on TV, the actress decided to start her own production house with husband Shakti Anand and mother Shrabani Deodhar.

D.A.T.E. has been produced under Sai’s banner Purple Morning Movies and also written and directed by her.

4. Shakti and Sai's earlier production The Sholay Girl was a huge hit

Shakti Anand in a still from D.A.T.E.
(Source: ZEE5)

Shakti Anand’s earlier production, ZEE5 original film The Sholay Girl, may not have starred him but D.A.T.E features him in an important role. The success enjoyed by the drama based on India’s first stuntwoman Reshma Pathan is enough to pin our hopes and pique our interest in the upcoming production from Sai and Shakti’s camp.

Besides, under the direction of his director, co-producer wife, we are assured Shakti will revisit his acting brilliance in this short film.

5. D.A.T.E. has won and been nominated for 72 awards

Sai Deodhar snapped on the sets of D.A.T.E.
(Source: ZEE5)

D.A.T.E. has won and been officially selected for more than 72 awards internationally and nationally. That kind of recognition surely speaks volumes of the content that Sai and husband Shakti have produced!

What are your thoughts after watching the teaser of D.A.T.E.? Let us know in the comments box below.

In the meantime, relive iconic Bollywood scenes through the eyes of India’s first stuntwoman Reshma Pathan in The Sholay Girl on ZEE5 now!

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