From Lusty to Hypnotic, here are some originals to binge watch this monsoon
The OTT (over-the-top) space is on an upward swing and gaining rapid momentum with an increase in viewership and subscription. The platform is also seeing entry of new players and this has intensified the competition.
Due to this revived interest by viewers there has been frequent release of original content in the space in June. The shows are spanning across diverse genres – thriller, romance, comedy, drama, action and we are seeing more of original content in food-related shows other than the tried and tested content in this genre. Certain players are also now conceptualising content for Tier 3 & 4 markets.
Lust Stories in Netflix talks about relationships in the Metro vis a vis Gandhi Baat on Alt Balaji targets the rural audience.
Adgully takes a look at some of the shows that hit the digital screens in June 2018, with more to follow…
After showing BDSM in Maaya 1, Vikram Bhatt has now opted for a unique and a sensitive storyline for Maaya 2. In the second season he has conceptualised a lesbian love story. Maaya 2 is the love story of two girls, Ruhi and Simmi, who dared to fall in love in a world where there is no acceptance to this kind of relationship.
A hard-hitting action-packed drama, Zero KMS forces one to take notice of issues which are plaguing the society. The Series tackles serious issues like missing people, flesh trade and drug abuse which are widespread. Naseeruddin Shah debuts in a web series. Zero KMS is now live on ZEE5 in Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Telugu & Tamil languages. Guys go ahead and binge.
An anthology of four stories which puts light on modern relationships from the viewpoint of the Modern Indian women. Four Short films directed by renowned Bollywood directors Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee and Anurag Kashyap explore love, lust, sex and relationships in modern India. Through every story, the film breaks the suffocating silence regarding sex and the stigmas associated with it.
The second instalment of Vikram Bhatt's super hit erotic thriller Twisted is back once again with a new plot. With Twisted 2 the trap is laid once again but this time who would be the victim? To find out more one can easily login VB on the web and it is also available on Jio Cinema.
Babbar Ka Tabbar
Babbar Ka Tabbar reflects the times that we live in and addresses the generation gap between today’s youth and their parents in a quirky way. The series showcases a Punjabi family, the Babbars and their daily life struggles while trying to maintain sanity. The 12-episode series set in Delhi is launching in 2 parts and stars Manu Rishi, Anshuman Jha, Ayesha Raza, Avneet Kaur and Bhavin Bhanushali who portray quirky and loveable characters.
Damaged is Hungama’s first original show and India’s first ground-breaking show about a female serial killer. A psychological crime drama, the show stars Amruta Khanvilkar as the seductress, Lovina – a promiscuous, brutal and remorseless serial killer, and Amit Sial as Abhay – a ruthless, angry and trigger–happy cop. The story begins with the disappearance of a famous painter. The show is an interesting study of human behaviour with both the lead stars playing characters that are flawed and have more shades than one.
Gandii Baat, directed by Sachin Mohite for ALTBalaji features a separate erotic-themed story from rural India. In these stories you will see how people from rural India are deeply affected by their dark fantasies. And it's not just men, but even rural women going to any extent for the sake of sex - including heinous crimes as well!
The show looks at the underbelly of this market as there is a sizable viewership.