Chintu Ka Birthday, a much-awaited film is set to make its digital premiere on ZEE5 on 5 June 2020. This film produced by the comedy collective First Draft Entertainment stars Vinay Pathak and Tillotama Shome as parents of an Indian immigrant family living in war-torn Iraq. They are celebrating the sixth birthday of their youngest child Chintu, but things don’t go quite as they planned.
Watch the trailer for this film here.
In the trailer, we see Vinay Pathak is the dedicated Indian dad who dotes on his son and plans for a grand birthday because they didn’t celebrate the previous year too. Tillotama Shome is holding Chintu in her lap and singing a loving folk song but this picture of a small but happy family is disrupted by the sound of gunshots and bomb blast.
Chintu Ka Birthday is set in Iraq in the year 2004. While the US forces make their way through the country of Iraq, the Indian families there are doing their best to move back to India. Chintu’s family finds themselves in the middle of this tension struggling to prove their innocence.
Some of the scenes like the soldiers with guns going to open the door for Chintu’s guests or Chintu telling his father that he will not share his birthday cake with the soldiers are surprising and surreal to watch. What was your favourite moment from the trailer? Let us know in the comments below.
While you wait for Chintu Ka Birthday to release on 5 June 2020, you can also check out the brilliant collection of short films in the ZEE5 Short Film Festival, featuring films by Vikrant Massey, Naseeruddin Shah, Rajeev Khandelwal, Shriya Pilgaonkar and many more.