RASHMI ROCKET, a suspenseful sports thriller starring the tremendously talented Taapsee Pannu, will premiere on ZEE5 Global, the largest streaming platform for South Asian programming. Akarsh Khurana directed RASHMI ROCKET, which was made in partnership with Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP and Mango People Media. With its unprecedented material, the highly anticipated film will premiere on ZEE5 Global on October 15th, promising a unique narrative experience.
RASHMI ROCKET is a film set in the Kutch salt marshes about a young girl from a small hamlet who is given a gift. She’s a lightning-quick runner who fantasises about crossing the finish line. In her quest to accomplish her aspirations, she quickly discovers that the road to the finish line is paved with many obstacles, and what appears to be an athletic contest quickly transforms into a personal war for respect, honour, and even her own identity.
The RASHMI ROCKET trailer, according to the film’s title, depicts an inspiring storey of the central protagonist and her journey to become RASHMI ROCKET. Taapsee Pannu’s acting skills takes centre stage in this film, which is packed of impactful words, emotions, and a lot of drama. The dynamic actress is forceful and tender in equal measure, which helps to balance the film’s palpable energy. The immaculate and skilled supporting cast propels her forward. Don’t miss Taapsee clutching the Indian flag, which will give you shivers and convince you that the trailer was well worth the wait!
Taapsee Pannu, who is known for taking on difficult and socially significant issues, says, “This picture is very uniquely exceptional.” I’ve always been approached when the script or director is ready to make a picture, but one line of this tale landed into my lap in Chennai, and the journey from there to it being a full-fledged film has been an experience I’ve never had with any other film. Everyone was so convinced of the storey from the beginning that persuading any of the stakeholders to join hands and offer their all for this picture was never a difficult task. As a result, the outcome of this picture will have a much greater impact on me than the outcomes of my other films. In addition, I’m very proud of it.”
“When Pranjal and Taapsee presented me with Nanda’s storey idea, I was instantly intrigued because, while it is a film that covers a lot of material, it is basically about the victory of the human spirit,” says filmmaker Akarsh Khurana. It also provided an opportunity to address some serious problems while remaining emotionally engaging and riveting. I was eager to get my teeth into it. And now I’m looking forward to seeing the finished product.”
Adds producer Ronnie Screwvala, “So many immensely talented youth do not reach their full potential or even have opportunities owing to the obstacles the system and society throw at them. RASHMI ROCKET is one such example of someone who overcame those hurdles and faced those obstacles head on. It’s a story of resilience, determination and above all the fighting human spirit.”
Says Pranjal Khandhdiya of Mango People Media, “While several films have been made on sports, RASHMI ROCKET isn’t just about struggles on the field, but in life; struggles that women in the sports arena continue to face. The story needed to be brought to life with great sensitivity and craft and who better than Taapsee to take on the challenge.”
Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global, said, “Audiences today worldwide look for stories that not only entertain but also those that inspire and uplift them; slice of life, rich stories about real people and real situations. Richly adding now to our offering on ZEE5 is RASHMI ROCKET, a gripping story that brings us a very real narrative, brought to life through riveting performances, and we’re sure this story will touch a deep chord with our audiences.”
Produced by Ronnie Screwvala, Neha Anand and Pranjal Khandhdiya, RASHMI ROCKET is written by Nanda Periyasamy, Aniruddha Guha and Kanika Dhillon and also stars Supriya Pathak, Abhishek Banerjee, Priyanshu Painyuli and Supriya Pilgaonkar.
RASHMI ROCKET premieres on ZEE5 Global on 15th October.