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Taapsee Pannu-starrer 'Rashmi Rocket' to directly premiere on Zee5

The Akarsh Khurana directorial is produced by RSVP and Mango People Media.

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Mumbai: Video streaming platform Zee5 is set to premiere Tapsee Pannu-starrer sports drama "Rashmi Rocket" on 15 October. The film is produced by Ronnie Screwvala, Neha Anand and Pranjal Khandhdiya under RSVP and Mango People Media.

“At Zee5, we have constantly strived to bring audiences richer experiences with versatile content that is not just entertaining but also a reflection of us as a collective society," said Zee5 India chief business officer Manish Kalra. "Rashmi Rocket is riveting, relevant, and will have you cheering, empathising, and questioning. It’s cinema that moves you.”

Set in the salt marshes of Kutch, the film is about a young village girl who is an incredibly fast runner, nurturing the ambition of crossing the finish line some day. In the journey to fulfilling her dreams, she soon realises that the race is peppered with many hurdles, and what seems like an athletic contest turns into a personal battle for respect, honour, and identity.

"Rashmi Rocket" is written by Nanda Periyasamy, Aniruddha Guha, and Kanika Dhillon and directed by Akarsh Khurana. The film also features Supriya Pathak, Abhishek Banerjee, Priyanshu Painyuli, and Supriya Pilgaonkar in pivotal roles.

“So many immensely talented youth do not reach their full potential or even have opportunities owing to the obstacles the system and society throw at them. Rashmi Rocket is one such example of someone who faced those obstacles head-on and overcame them," said RSVP's Ronnie Screwvala on the film. "It’s a story of resilience, determination, and above all, the fighting human spirit."

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