MnM Talkies collaborates with Spotify; brings stars in a sci-fi podcast ‘Virus 2062’
In recent times, the Indian market has seen tremendous growth in the consumption of podcasts. The audience now is open to more experimental stories and storytelling. Keeping the current trend/growth in mind, the leading audio-fiction creator MnM Talkies has collaborated with Spotify to bring this mind-twisting sci-fi podcast ‘Virus 2062’ starring, Ali Fazal and Richa Chadha, directed by Mantra and produced by MnM Talkies. This is the first time that the couple is voicing audio dramas, and being cast opposite each other.
Virus 2062 takes place inside a psychiatric facility between a psychiatrist and a mysterious patient who claims to be from the future. The podcast was released on 3rd September 2021 to an overwhelming response and became viral instantly on Twitter. One of the listeners, the famous author Durjoy Dutta says, “Once in a while comes stories like #Virus2062 which keeps us at the edge of the seat. The ending of this #HindiAudioThriller is so mind-blowing, you’d not know what hit you. I honestly recommend this show."
The podcast is an adaptation of Caso 63, a Spotify Original from Chile. After creating ripples in Chile and Brazil, the gripping time-travel show has been brought to the Indian market.
In India, the show has been adapted by MnM Talkies. With their marquee shows like Kaali Awaazein, Bhaskar Bose, I hear you, Mine and Yours and Darr ka Raaz with Dr. Phobia, MnM Talkies has been the reigning the hearts across audio fiction listeners in India. Their cinematic way of audio storytelling has a huge fan base across the world.
The show director and founder of MnM Talkies, Mantra added, “It has been a pleasure working with Ali and Richa. They are such invested actors and it shows in the body of work they have achieved. Virus 2062 has been a remarkable experience due to the coming together of some fine people. The original storyline from Julio Rojas, the most amazing people at Spotify, Ace actors like Ali and Richa, and my wonderful team at MnM Talkies.”
MnM Talkies is India’s premier audio production house curated by Actor/RJ Mantra, revolutionising the listening experience since 2016. MnM Talkies believes in bringing newer experiences for the creators and listeners alike. From linear to non-linear narratives to emulating sounds that surround you, MnM Talkies specialises in providing immersive experiences delivered by their team of expert writers, directors, sound designers and musicians.