Leone is a ZEE5 Original Web Series. The series captures the journey of former pornstar-turned-actor Sunny Leone, born as Karenjit Kaur in a middle-class Sikh family, and her makeover from being an innocent girl to an adult film actress and eventually a Bollywood star. The ten-episode biopic premiered on the platform on 16 July 2018 on ZEE5 in multiple languages, including Bengali, Tamil, Telugu and Marathi.
The biopic stars Sunny Leone, Raj Arjun, Rysa Saujani, Karamvir Lamba, Bijay Jasjit Anand, Grusha Kapoor, Vanish Pradhan and Marc Buckner. Karenjit tells her story on her terms, in her inimitable style – one with no regrets. Right from her reasons of getting into the adult industry, choosing the name Sunny to owing meeting her husband to the industry itself.
Coimbatore-based Aadhi and Jeeva have been close friends since childhood. Aadhi’s father Ramachandran is very supportive of Aadhi’s interests in music. Aadhi joins engineering and falls for his college mate Nila who was his childhood friend in school. Nila is from an affluent family and her parents are against her love and they threaten Aadhi’s parents. Post completion of college, Nila’s parents keep her locked at home preventing any communication with Aadhi.
Mahavir Singh Phogat is a former amateur wrestler and national champion residing in Balali. He was forced by his father to give up the sport in order to obtain gainful employment. Dejected that he could not win a medal for his country, he vows that his unborn son will. Disappointed upon having four daughters, he gives up hope. But when his older daughters Geeta and Babita come home after beating up two boys in response to derogatory comments, he realises their potential to become wrestlers and begins coaching them.
His methods seem harsh, including grueling early morning workouts and short haircuts. Despite facing backlash from the villagers, he goes ahead with them, training them in his makeshift mud pit. Initially, the girls resent their father for his treatment but soon realise that he cares for their future. Motivated, they willingly participate in wrestling tournaments where they defeat boys. Unable to afford wrestling mats, he uses mattresses and trains them in freestyle wrestling to prepare them for competitive events. Geeta goes on to win the junior and senior championships at the state and national level before heading to the National Sports Academy in Patiala to train for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games.
In the hinterland of Uttar Pradesh 27-year-old Manjunath Shanmugam is a student at the state-of-the-art campus of the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIM-L). After graduating, Manjunath joins a petroleum company as a sales officer. He is posted in Lakhimpur Kheri, a remote district in rural Uttar Pradesh. One day Manjunath goes missing.
His friends panic, because they know that of late he had been very disturbed and was behaving strangely. He had become serious and scared. He was different from the Manjunath they knew in college, who was always jovial, fun-loving, friendly, and a great entertainer.
Villathi Villain Veerappan
Aarilirunthu Arubathu Varai
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect
Based by the life of ISRO Scientist Nambi Narayanan who was falsely accused of being a spy and arrested in 1994. Though free, he is still fighting for justice, with those police officials alleged to have falsely implicated him, still free.
Sachin: A Billion Dreams
The film follow two main plots- The first shows Sachin’s childhood to his career till 1999. The second focuses on his transformation as the ‘God of Cricket’ till his first world cup win. The film is mainly narrated by Sachin with some narration of Harsha Bhogle and Boria Majumdar. The film follows a scene-wise narration of different celebrities including fellow cricketers and actors. Most of the scenes in the film are depicted through video recordings of Sachin’s personal life, interviews and cricket matches.