Manoj Bajpayee dazzles audience at ZEE5 Global Special Screening of ‘Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai’ in New Jersey

Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai is one of the biggest legal courtroom dramas of the year. It is produced by Zee Studios, Vinod Bhanushali’s Bhanushali Studios Limited, and Suparn S Varma. Inspired by true events, Apoorv Singh Karki’s film follows high court lawyer P.C. Solanki as he fights an unprecedented case against the country’s biggest godman for the rape of a minor under the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act) Act. The film received an overwhelmingly positive reception from the audience when it screened earlier this week at the New York Indian Film Festival, further establishing its reputation as a must-watch movie.

Manoj Bajpayee stole the show at the exclusive screening of the courtroom drama hosted in New Jersey. Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai was showcased at BIG Cinemas in Edison. Bajpayee’s film received a standing ovation after its screening, and he was particularly chuffed with the response that the film garnered at the film festival. The actor actively interacted with his fans at the special event, which was attended by notable members of the South Asian community and members of the media. The fans were overjoyed by the personalized engagement. Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai is set to make its world digital premiere on May 23 on ZEE5 Global.

Manoj Bajpayee, discussing his character in the film, eloquently described it as the tale of an ordinary individual undertaking an extraordinary task, ultimately becoming a societal inspiration. These profound words perfectly captured the essence of the movie, resonating deeply with audiences. Furthermore, Bajpayee shared his meticulous preparation for a demanding monologue, disclosing that he rehearsed it over a hundred times before commencing filming, ensuring a flawless delivery in a single take.

Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai: Manoj Bajpayee-Led Courtroom Drama To Screen At The New York International Film Festival

Expressing his heartfelt sentiments, director Apoorv Singh Karki emphasized the profound significance of the film as it marked his directorial debut in the industry. Working with the exceptional talent of Manoj Bajpayee added to the joyousness of this milestone. Karki acknowledged Bajpayee’s exceptional performance, stating that it was among his finest. He added, “The concluding monologue delivered by Bajpayee is destined to leave an indelible imprint in the audience’s memories for years to come. With great anticipation, I eagerly await the audience’s response to this great movie.”


Lawyer P.C. Solanki embarks on a challenging case of an allegation of rape by a young girl against a powerful, self-proclaimed godman. Despite facing threats to his life, he remains resolute in his quest for justice. Throughout five arduous years, the lawyer confronts renowned legal professionals, determined to establish that no one is above the law and that truth always wins.


  • Manoj Bajpayee as Adv. P. C. Solanki
  • Adrija as Nu
  • Surya Mohan Kulshrestha as Baba
  • Kaustav Sinha as Guddu
  • Nikhil Pandey as Amit Nihang
  • Priyanka Setia as Chanchan Mishra
  • Jaihind Kumar as Nu’s father
  • Durga Sharma as Nu’s mother.

Movie release date

Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai is set to premiere on May 23, 2023, on ZEE5 Global. The movie highlights the struggle between a common man’s strength and the might of a self-styled godman. It further shows how no man is above the law by portraying a rape survivor’s ordeal.

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