"This was India Lockdown's first public screening and the thunderous response from the festival goers have uplifted my spirit. The performances of all actors have been applauded and this has given me an assurance that India Lockdown will be loved by people world over as it is real, relatable, and raw," Bhandarkar said.
"Lockdown was a struggle for everyone, but certain stories had to be narrated and documented. The movie is a product of my observations and portrays those untold stories that showcase a different side to human emotions, from uncertainty and anxiety to loneliness and survival instincts," the director further added.
Bhandarkar is best known for films like Page-3 (2005), Fashion (2008), and Corporate (2006) among others.
Starring Shweta Basu Prasad, Prateik Babbar, Aahana Kumra, Sai Tamhankar, and Prakash Belawadi in lead roles, India Lockdown will stream on ZEE5 from December 2.