ZEE5’s latest edition of High Five On ZEE5 recognizes the most popular content on the OTT platform in March
This evening, ZEE5 hosted the latest edition of its monthly Awards event 'High Five On ZEE5', a unique Awards system wherein the platform recognizes the most-watched and most popular content on its own OTT platform.
Owing to the Coronavirus lockdown, the Awards were hosted virtually, via the Zoom App. Head of Content and Programming at ZEE5, Aparna Acharekar, hosted the event and welcomed all the celebs who attended the occasion virtually. Noted critic Bhawana Somaaya hosted part of the event.
ZEE5 recognized the most-watched shows, series and movies, choosing diverse winners in various categories. First up was the Most-watched Regional Series Award, whose nominees were Telugu series, Chadarangam, Bengali series Judgement Day, and Telugu comedy, Amrutham Dvitheeyam. The winner was hands down Amrutham Dvitheeyam.
Next up was the award for the Most-watched Original Series, nominees for which were Mentalhood, Code M and State of Siege 26/11. State of Siege 26/11 was the overwhelming winner.
High Five On ZEE5 also had an award category for Most-watched TV Show on ZEE5. Nominees were Kumkum Bhagya, Kundali Bhagya, Marathi TV show Agga Bai Sasubai, and Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain. Agga Bai Sasubai was declared the winner.
The Award for Most-watched Movie on ZEE5 had nominees - Saand Ki Aankh, Dream Girl and Commando 3. Surprisingly, the most numbers of people watched Commando 3, making it the winner in the category.
There were two unique awards in Most-watched Original Series Continuing, and Most-watched Movie Continuing. Continuing means that despite streaming since long, the winners of these two categories are still popular among viewers, even after almost a year has gone by since they began streaming on the platform.
The award for the Most-Watch Original Series Continuing was won by Cold Lassi and Chicken Masala, overriding series such as Rangbaaz and Poison. The Tashkent Files was the overwhelming winner for Most-watched Movie Continuing, beating popular films such as Simmba and Uri.
Another category that had an award for it was Most-watched TV Reality Show. The Zee Cine Awards 2020 won the award in the category, and host Bhawana Somaaya invited Aparshakti Khurana, who was the emcee for the Zee Cine Awards 2020, for a short chat.
Acharekar invited prominent members of all the winning teams for a light-hearted Q&A session. Some of the celebs who participated in the chats were Arjan Bajwa, Mukul Dev, Sid Makkar, Gunnam, Harsh Vardhan, Vasu Inturi, LB Sriram, Girish Oak, Nivedita Saraf, Rajeev Khandelwal, Shweta Basu Prasad, Vivek Agnihotri, Pallavi Joshi, Prakash Belawade, Adah Sharma, among others.
It was an enlightening and electrifying event, and a source of pride for ZEE5, which has quickly become the leading homegrown OTT platform in the country.