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ZEE5, India’s fastest growing OTT platform, announces upcoming Original Hutatma, a historical drama which will fittingly release on 1st May, Maharashtra Day. The seven-episode web series is based on the 1950’s Samyukta Maharashtra Movement for the demand of a Marathi speaking state in Independent India. It delves into the lives of common people and depicts their struggles, sacrifices, aspirations and betrayal amidst the difficult times of a powerful battle. As a tribute to the movement, Hutatma premiers on 1st May 2019 (Maharashtra Day) on ZEE5.

Watch the trailer here.

Directed by award-winning film-maker, Jayprad Desai, Hutatma features an ensemble cast starring Anjali Patil, Vaibhav Tatwawaadi, Abhay Mahajan, Sachin Khedekar, Ashwini Kalsekar, Lokesh Gupte, Mohan Agashe, Ravindra Mankani, Chhaya Kadam, Vikram Gokhale, Anand Ingle, Manoj Kolhatkar and Arif Zakaria.

Hutatma is an adaptation of Meena Deshpande’s novel and revolves around the story of a young girl named Vidyut, who revolts to avenge her father’s untimely death. The story artistically renders an amalgamation of fictional characters and real historical figures like Acharya Atre, Shripad Amrut Dange,     S M Joshi, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Morarji Desai, Yashwantrao Chavan and Senapati Bapat to name a few.

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