The Madhur Bhandarkar-directed movie India Lockdown is now streaming on ZEE5 India. As expected, the responses and reviews have already started pouring in on social media. The name of the movie is clear enough to conclude that it is related to the way people faced and suffered during the Corona lockdown. Rather, the name is enough to make people go nostalgic and recall some of the worst days of their lives and how they survived or even lost their dear ones.
The movie effectively depicts the hard struggle of the labourers in Mumbai and other big metro cities in India to reach their native towns. It also shows the struggle of sex workers who were left workless due to the fear of the Coronavirus.
From the challenges of parents to get back their children studying in different places home to young lovers yearning to meet each other, India Lockdown touches almost every aspect of life that the country and the world went through in those couple of years.
Prateik Babbar, Aahana Kumra, Shweta Basu Prasad, and Sai Tamhankar play a pivotal role in India Lockdown which has been receiving mixed reviews for the way those lockdown days in India are presented. The reactions of social media users are actually quite interesting.
There is a particular track of Prateik Babbar and Sai Tamhankar, who plays a poor couple with two daughters that bring forth the pathetic situation this community of people faced during the lockdown.
Even though India Lockdown was one of the most awaited releases on OTT in India, there were not many promotions. And as a result, when the movie did hit the digital platform and started trending on Twitter, many users were shocked. At first, they thought that a new lockdown is happening in India. However, when they got to know that it was the name of a movie they relaxed.
Everybody is talking about India Lockdown and no one is saying that it’s a movie coming on ZEE5 — Sanzzz (@_thatmemergirl) December 1, 2022
The reviews are mixed but one thing is clear watching India Lockdown is like revisiting that dreadful period in life that everyone would rather like to forget about.