ZEE5 to launch sports drama 'Bombers'
After treating the audience with successful shows like Rangbaaz, Abhay and The Final Call, ZEE5 is all set to launch the much-anticipated Bombers, a high-octane sports drama revolving around a football team, Bombers FC. Starring Ranvir Shorey, Varun Mitra, Aahana Kumra, Sapna Pabbi, Prince Narula, Zakir Hussain, Annup Sonii, Meiyang Chang, the sports drama series will have a special appearance by Sunil Chhetri. The 10-episode series will premiere on 22nd June 2019.
Set against the background of Chandan Nagar, West Bengal, Bombers is the story of resurrection of a team and community after a devastating tragedy. The story has in store high intensity of romance, friendship, rivalry and betrayal, amidst a fight to rise on the top. It is roller-coaster ride filled with twists and turns which decides whether the Bomber FC will rise to glory!
Extending their support to the cause, ZEE5 is associating with Oscar foundation for ‘Education with a Kick’, a combination of Football and Education programme where children from underprivileged background are enrolled for learning life skills to complete their primary education. This project includes weekly football and life skill sessions and conducts remedial education classes to strengthen the basic subjects. This helps the children to cope up with the challenges of reading and writing in school.
Sunil Chhetri on his cameo appearance said, “I am glad that the platform is rendering itself to such great causes and formats. Being in this sport for so long, I have come across a lot of talented Football enthusiasts who fail to follow their dreams due to financial constraints. However, with ZEE5’s association with Oscar, the underprivileged kids will be trained at a very young age building a strong base for them. Also, Bombers is an encouraging show and I am glad to have played a part in it. I hope more such sport-centric shows are made in future.”
Varun Mitra said, “Binge watching movies, series and original content has now become possible due to the varied OTT platforms that have created a niche audience hungry for content. Being a part of ZEE5 original, Bombers, along with a power packed star cast has only helped me improve my skills and explore new things about myself. The show is about Chandannagar’s football team, Bombers FC, hence promises strong football skills on display along with a high-octane drama. I cannot wait for everyone to watch the show.”
Talking about the show, Director Vishal Furia shared, “Every character in the show has interesting layers which contribute to the progression of the story and the audience will love and connect with the journey of each one of them. I extremely enjoy working on stories which have high intensity thrill combined with great human drama to offer and Bombers promises to keep the audience on high Adrenaline rush as it offers both these elements. We are glad to be presenting an inspiring story of brotherhood on ZEE5 for the audience to binge watch.”
Aparna Acharekar, Programming Head, ZEE5 India said, “Series inspired by real life events have been a huge pull for our audience on the platform. We have a range of multi-lingual content in this genre available on the platform, and Bombers is another important addition to our library. Not only are we seeking to entertain our audience with this marquee show but are taking it one step forward by offering to support the education of underprivileged football students at the Oscar Foundation. We do hope this will inspire footballs fans to step forward and do their bit for the game’s enthusiasts across the spectrum. We are confident that the show will draw attention from sports’ lovers across the globe. It is a universal story, that will draw attention no matter what the language it is said in. the spirit of the sport will unite our viewers across the board.”
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