Have you seen these shows on OTT platforms yet?
With the growth in OTT viewership in India, there is an increase in the number of original content and the genres are as diverse as they come. Adgully takes a look at some of the shows that hit the digital screens in recent times, with more to follow...
After getting some phenomenal responses from the viewers for ‘Spotlight 1’, Vikram Bhatt has launched the second season of the series. ‘Spotlight 2’ is a 13-episode series on OTT platform Viu. After entertaining the spectators with the story line of ‘Bollywood Exposed’, this time Bhatt is back with the journey of a talented but flamboyant musician and his journey from stardom and his subsequent fall. Directed by Siddhant Sachdeva, the series stars Karan V Grover, Aditi Arya and Ruhi Singh. Since the series is about a music celebrity, the series features 7 original compositions by musicians Harish Sanganay, Ankit Shah and other popular artists.
Directed by Krishna Bhatt, Vikram Bhatt’s daughter, the show revolves around a medical student who is an escort and gets embroiled in a murder trap of her wealthy client. The web series will be aired on Vikram Bhatt’s newly-launched OTT platform - VBontheweb. The best part of the show is that Vikram Bhatt makes his debut as an actor in this courtroom drama in the role of a lawyer who defends the protagonist. Apart from that, it also stars actor Tara Alisha Berry, who made her acting debut last year in Vikram Bhatt’s erotic thriller, ‘Love Games’.
Breathe is second India original from Amazon Prime’s bouquet. The well-received series stars R Madhavan, Amit Sadh, Hrishikesh Joshi, Sapna Pabbi, Neena Kulkarni, Shriswara, and Atharva Vishwakarma. Directed by Mayank Sharma, ‘Breathe’ is a gritty psychological drama that follows the lives of ordinary men faced with extraordinary circumstances. The Amazon Prime Original is produced by Abundantia Entertainment. In an unprecedented move, ‘Breathe’ has been launched as a trilingual 8-episode series simultaneously across 200+ countries and territories worldwide.
The Test Case
Directed Vinay Waikul and Nagesh Kukunoor, ‘The Test Case’ is a web series about the main character preparing to be the first woman test case in a combat role in the Indian Army. It stars Nimrat Kaur, Atul Kulkarni, Rahul Dev, Manit Joura and Akshay Oberoi in lead roles, along with Juhi Chawla in a guest appearance. The series is on air on ALTBalaji.
Official Chukyakiri Season 2
After a fantastic debut, Arré’s hit web series, ‘Official Chukyagiri’ returns with Season 2. But this time, the tables have turned and the plot revolves around the elusive CEO of the office, essayed by leading digital star Sumeet Vyas. This season is presented by Digene in association with Dabur Red Gel Toothpaste and Bankbazaar.com.
‘Haq Se’, a new offering from ALTBalaji, is a tale from Kashmir. Directed by Ken Ghosh, the show stars Parul Gulati, Aanchal Sharma, Nikeesha Rangwal, Rajeev Khandelwal, Surveen Chawla, Simone Singh, and Karanveer Sharma. It’s the story of four sisters – Meher, Jannat, Bano and Amal and their ambitions.
Amazon Prime Video has released the teaser for its upcoming music reality show, ‘The Remix’, which will premiere on March 9. The show will feature 10 teams, each comprising a DJ and a singer, who will produce and perform remixes of Bollywood songs. ‘The Remix’, hosted by Karan Tacker, will be judged by singer Sunidhi Chauhan, composer Amit Trivedi and DJ Nucleya.
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