Rashmi Rocket, starring Tapsee Pannu, is set to release on ZEE5 on October 15, the streaming platform announced on Monday.
Pannu played the title role of a talented athlete in the Rashmi Rocket set in Kutch, Gujarat. The film was produced by Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP and Mango People Media.
The movie is based on the original story of Nanda Periyasamy and is directed by Karwan Helmer Akarsh Khurana.
“The story follows the story of ‘Rocket’, who finally gets the chance to make her dream come true and compete professionally, realizing that the race to the end of the race is fraught with many obstacles.
– Tapsi Pan (taapsee) September 20, 2021
Manish Kalra, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 India Rashmi Rocket tells the story of “Grit and Never Told Attitude”, which describes a woman’s struggle to achieve her position in the “male-dominated field”.
“We are happy to collaborate with RSVP and Mango People Media, who enliven the gem of this story with their ingenuity and creative sensitivity,” Kalra said in a statement.
Tapsee Pannu, who calls Rashmi Rocket a “special film”, said she has been fascinated by the topic since hearing her one-line story idea in Chennai.
“I was always approached when the script or director was ready to make a film but a line in this story fell on my lap in Chennai and then it was a feeling for me to become a full-fledged film from there. I had no experience with any other film before.
“Everyone is very sure about the story from day one. It is not difficult to convince any of the shareholders to give their best for this film. So the outcome of this film affects me more than any of my other films,” she said.
Rashmi Rocket also stars Supriya Pathak, Abhishek Banerjee, Priyanshu Painuli and Supriya Pilingankar.
The film features elements of a sports movie, courtroom drama and mature romance, said director Aakash Khurana.
“As a narrator, I have always been fascinated by travel, external and internal characters. This film has given me a unique and exciting opportunity to work with an ensemble of amazing actors who have all of these elements,” Khurana said.
Ronnie Screwala of RSVP said that Rashmi Rocket is not just about an athlete’s journey, it’s a human drama unfolding in her life, which is “very different from more athlete stories”.
Mango People Media producer Pranjal Khandia said the film explores solving the mizoji in sports and the “obstacles behind medals”.
Rashmi Rocket was written by Periyasamy, Aniruddha Guha and Kanika Dhillon.