Zee5 is based out of India and provides excellent content in multiple languages. There are several good movies and series you can watch in Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil, amongst other languages. Most of the content you find on Zee5 is original content. Zee5 is officially available in the Middle East and you can subscribe to it through their website.
Here are our picks for the best new movies and series on Zee5.
Best new Zee5 movies and TV series to watch this week in the UAE
Release Date: 24/03/2023 | Genre: Comedy drama | Language: Hindi | Rating: Not available
This comedy-drama stars Kunal Khemu, Shweta Tripathi and Piyush Mishra as the leads. The story is about a stingy middle-class man fighting with the corrupt system after his parents go missing during a pilgrimage trip.
Alka Amin, Rajiv Gupta, and the late Raju Srivastav are also in the cast. The film is directed by Vipul Mehta. Kanjoos Makhichoos is a straight-on-streamers release.
Release Date: 24/03/2023 | Genre: Political drama | Language: Tamil | Rating: N/A
Sengalam is a political thriller set in Southern Tamil Nadu. It features Kalaiyarasan and Vani Bhojan in the main leads. Directed by SR Prabhakaran, the series is his debut on the web. He has previously directed films such as Sundarapandian, Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal, Sathriyan and Kombu Vetcha Singamda.
Sengalam also stars Sharath Lohistashwa, Viji Bhairavi Chandrasekhar, Shali Nivekas, Manasha Radhakrishnan, Vela Ramamoorthy, Bucks, Muthu Kumar, Daniel Annie Pope, Arjai, Pawan, Prem, Gajaraj, and Pooja Vaidhyanathan in prominent roles.
Jalikkattu and Angamaly Diaries actor Antony Varghese’s Malayalam movie is Poovan, and it marks the directorial debut of Super Sharanya actor Vineeth Vasudevan. The comedy-drama is scripted by actor Varun Dhara and also stars Vineeth Vishwan, Gireesh AD, Anishma Anilkumar, Maniyanpilla Raju, Annies Abraham, Akhila Bhargavan and Vineeth Vasudevan in pivotal roles. The movie, which was released in theatres earlier, also has a rooster in a pivotal role.
The Malayalam movie Poovan streams on Zee5
Writer Padmabhushan (Telugu)
Writer Padmabhushan has Suhas and Tina Shilparaj in the lead roles and is billed as a comedy-drama. It had a decent run at the box office. The film also has Rohini and Ashish Vidhyarthi in key supporting roles. Directed by Shanmukha Prasanth, it is a story about a writer whose first work fails to create any buzz.
The Telugu film Writer Padmabhushan streams on Zee5
Taj: Divided by Blood (Hindi)
This historical tale is that of emperor Akbar, who sparks a war among his sons in an attempt to find a worthy successor to himself. The series re-creates the period of the Mughal invasion of India and the conflicts triggered by them, and the politics within their empire.
The series features Dharmendra, Naseeruddin Shah, Aditi Rao Hydari, Rahul Bose, Zarina Wahab, Sandhya Mridul and Aashim Gulati in significant roles.
The Hindi series Taj: Divided by Blood is now streaming on Zee5
The Great Indian Kitchen (Tamil)
The Tamil film The Great Indian Kitchen is a faithful remake of the Malayalam hit of the same name. Aishwarya Rajesh and Rahul Raveendran play lead roles in the Tamil version. In Malayalam, Nimisha Sajayan and Suraj Venjaramoodu were special in the same role.
Directed by remake specialist Kannan, the film is about the struggles of a woman being confined to the kitchen in a patriarchal household. How she breaks the shackles is the story all about.
The Tamil movie The Great Indian Kitchen is now streaming on Zee5
Yami Gautam’s recent movies like A Thursday and Dasavi were all direct-on-OTT releases. Her latest, Lost is no different. This thriller, directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, revolves around a crime reporter who is exposed to a whole new world of politics, love and betrayal.
Yami plays the role of Riddhi Sahani, the crime reporter in question, who sleuths around to know the reason behind the sudden disappearance of a young theatre activist (Ishan Bharti) played by Tushar Pandey. Apart from Yami and Tushar, the film also stars Pankaj Kapur, Neil Bhoopalam, Rahul Khanna and Pia Bajpiee.
The Hindi film Lost is now streaming on Zee5
His elder brother Vineeth Sreenivasan has wowed the OTT audience with his recent release Mukundan Unni Associates. Now younger brother Dhyan Sreenivasan steps up with his action thriller Veekam, which already has done its theatrical rounds. Written and directed by debutant Sagar, Veekam also has Dayyana Hameed, Sheelu Abraham, Siddique Aju Varghese and Dinesh Prabhakar in pivotal roles.
The Malayalam film Veekam is now streaming on Zee5
Recently we had the Hindi film Janhit Mein Jaari in which Nushrratt Bharuccha played a woman who has to sell condoms in a small town in MP. Rakul Preet Singh is in the same territory in Chhatriwali. In this slice-of-life drama, which is set in Haryana, she spreads the message of male contraceptives and safe sex.
Directed by Tejas Prabha Vijay Deoskar, Rakul plays a quality control head in a condom factory. The story is a social comedy to destigmatize taboos surrounding the use of condoms and sex education. The film also stars Sumeet Vyas, Satish Kaushik, Dolly Ahluwalia, Rajesh Tailang, Prachee Shah Paandya, Rakesh Bedi and Riva Arora, among others. This is also a straight-on-OTT release.
The Hindi film Chhatriwali is now streaming on Zee5. You can read our review here.
The story of this web series is about 4 young men from the slums of Hyderabad, who plan a robbery for a better future for themselves. But a hardened cop gets involved in the case. The four youths now look for survival and redemption. Can they get it? The series is a thriller and is directed by Chandra Mohan. VJ Sunny and Divi Vadthya play the main leads in this series. This Dil Raju production is presented by Shirish and Harish Shankar and produced by Harshith Reddy and Hanshitha.
The Telugu film ATM is now streaming on Zee5
Uunchai, directed by Sooraj Barjatya is produced by Rajshri Productions, that has previously given iconic family-oriented films like Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aap Ke Hai Kaun, Hum Saath Saath Hain and Vivah. Uunchai, the production house’s 60th film, focuses on the story of three best friends who decide to trek to the Everest Base Camp to fulfil the last wish of their fourth friend. It stars Parineeti Chopra, Amitabh Bachchan, Sarika, Anupam Kher, Danny Denzongpa and Boman Irani in pivotal roles.
The Hindi film Ini Uunchai is now streaming on Zee5
Ini Utharam (Malayalam)
The story revolves around a doctor who confesses to the police of murdering someone. The cops also discover two more bodies, neither of which the doctor claims to have killed. The murder mystery, directed by Sudeesh Ramachandran and written by Ranjith Unni, stars Aparna Balamurali in the main role. The crime drama also features Harish Uthaman, Kalabhavan Shajohn, Chandhunadh, Siddique, Jaffer Idukki and Siddharth Menon.
The Malayalam film Ini Utharam is now streaming on Zee5
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