Mumbai: When one talks of ZEE5, the first thing that comes to mind is how the OTT platform has become pioneering in producing the best original content across genres, from drama to comedy to thrillers.
One of their recent films, ‘Comedy Couple’ which premiered on 21st October, has been winning praises for its fresh concept and pairing of Saqib Saleem and Shweta Basu Prasad as Deep & Zoya. Moreover, Comedy Couple received a lot of acclaim from critics & fans alike and still continues to entertain the audience.
Starting from the distinguished comedy couple duo ‘Zoya & Deep’, who are loved by the viewers as they navigate through their mundane lifestyle to make sense of their relationship. Them being unmarried and looking for a house together has made their camaraderie even more relatable for the viewers. Supporting characters like Pooja Bedi playing a progressive mother & Rajesh Tailang as a conservative father, have won hearts for their acquired humor. Aadar Malik playing Deep’s friend and the role of a stoner singer, was a refreshing character with its own quirks. Hence, the light-hearted com-rom ‘Comedy Couple’ makes for a perfect weekend watch and rises high on its character relatability factor.
Check out what leads Saqib Saleem and Shweta Basu Prasad have to comment on the response they have been receiving and about their journey as the ‘Comedy Couple’.
Saqib Saleem expresses, “It has been a humbling journey with Comedy Couple, being the first film that went on floors for shooting during the pandemic in India and then it is the first digital film to premiere that was shot in the lockdown. Post the release, the love from fans and viewers has been continuous and overwhelming. Starting from a text from a couple in Lucknow who recently shifted to Gurgaon and related to the story of Zoya and Deep, to the text I got from a mother saying she loved the dynamic of Deep and his father. I’m constantly getting DM’s from fans and first-time viewers on how much they have enjoyed watching the film. The stupendous success of Comedy Couple has paved a path for me to challenge myself and explore different genres. My journey in digital started with Rangbaaz on ZEE5 and I am now proud to add Comedy Couple to the list. Watch the film if you haven’t yet and do share your feedback.”
Shweta Basu Prasad expresses, “With web releases, we do not have to stress ourselves with the benchmark of a theatrical release. It is rather the love that we get from audiences around the world, through our social media that is the ultimate success meter. And, for Comedy Couple, it is the continuous shower of love and affection for Zoya and Deep. The fans have loved the fresh concept, especially millennials. They have related to the story and have not held back in expressing their feedback on social media. I hope as an actor we get to keep living the dream just like Zoya and Deep in Comedy Couple.”
ZEE5 Original film ‘Comedy Couple’ is based in Gurgaon, set against the backdrop of the burgeoning stand-up comedy scene in the city. #JokinglyYours The film revolves around the comedy couple duo ‘Zoya & Deep’, who are also real-life lovers. They are sharp, witty and a complete laugh-riot on stage. When one of their comedy acts go viral, their professional and personal lives collide, resulting in bittersweet realizations, which they must navigate to make sense of their relationship.
Apart from the lead cast of Saqib Saleem and Shweta Basu Prasad, the film also stars Pooja Bedi, Rajesh Tailang, Jasmeet Sinigh Bhatia, Aadar Malik, Subha Rajput, and Pranay Manchanda in supporting roles. Comedy Couple is directed by Nachiket Samant and produced by Yoodlee Films. The film is based on a story by Bikas Mishra with a screenplay by Raghav Kakkar and Kashyap Kapoor.
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Comedy Couple premiered on the 21st of October 2020 on ZEE5.