Zee Studios International graced 2019 with commercially and critically acclaimed films like Manikarnika, Anandi Gopal (Marathi), Kala Shah Kala (Punjabi), Kesari, Lucifer (Malayalam), Article 15, Judgementall Hai Kya, Nerkonda Paarvai(Tamil), Surkhi Bindi (Punjabi), Dream Girl among others. This year not only Zee Studios International reinstated its position as a leader in international distribution in conventional markets but also paved the way for the industry to foray into uncharted territories, opening up new avenues for Bollywood films worldwide. The company has announced its stellar line up for 2020, along with announcing distribution of Filipino titles.
In response to the increasing appetite of the audience abroad for content-led cinema, Zee Studios International‘s 2020 slate comprises of some power-packed movies. The studio will end the year with a bang with the most anticipated dramedy ‘Good Newwz’ starring Akshay Kumar & Kareena Kapoor Khan slated to release during Christmas 2019, Vicky Kaushal’s horror-thriller Bhoot in February 2020, Alankrita Shrivastava’s women-oriented comedy satire ‘Dolly Kitty And These Twinkling Stars’ starring Konkana Sen Sharma and Bhumi Pednekar in February 2020 and the biopic on Gunjan Saxena – The Kargil Girl featuring Janhvi Kapoor in March 2020.
Apart from this, being the only Indian distribution entity for Filipino movies, Zee Studios International is gearing up to release the most anticipated films like ‘Unforgettable’ and ‘Untrue’ across Singapore on 7th November 2019 and January 2020 respectively.
Commenting on the robust pipeline, Vibha Chopra, Head-Global Syndication & International Film Distribution at Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited says, “We had a fantastic run in 2019 and with the forthcoming line up we hope to bring a healthy mix of films that are relatable, entertaining and highly appealing to the audiences across the globe. With this slate, we aim to go beyond our regular territories and tap newer markets as well.”
Every film released by the studio overseas has set new benchmarks for its strategic distribution. The studio has not only successfully released its movies in markets like U.K, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, UAE/GCC but have also opened new apertures in unconventional markets like China, Russia, Turkey, Germany, Austria, Czech Malta, Hungary, Maldives, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan to name a few.