Amazon Prime Video shared the first glimpse of five of its most-awaited India originals, as part of Prime Day Celebrations. They released a teaser which gives us a sneak peek of Breathe Season 2, Inside Edge Season 2 and three new shows.
babus, prime day is here to take away your monday blues! what's more? here's a special sneak peek of our upcoming Originals 💙 pic.twitter.com/LJbObOoDl1
— amazon prime video IN (@PrimeVideoIN) July 15, 2019
It’s surely a treat for fans who were awaiting the first look of these shows with bated breath.
Breathe Season 2
Abhishek Bachchan is making his digital debut with Breathe Season 2 while Amit Sadh will reprise his role of Kabir Sawant. Nithya Menen, Saiyami Kher are also playing key roles in the series. The psychological thriller series follows the lives of ordinary people faced with extraordinary circumstances. The first season of the series starred R. Madhavan, Hrishikesh Joshi, Sapna Pabbi, Atharva Vishwakarma and Neena Kulkarni and was well received by viewers.
Inside Edge Season 2
Inside Edge is also making a return with a new season. Amazon Prime Video’s first Indian original series released on July 2017 and starred Vivek Oberoi, Richa Chadda, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Tanuj Virwani and Angad Bedi. The series revolved around Mumbai Mavericks, a fictional 20/20 cricket team in an imaginary Power Play League.
Actor Angad Bedi who played Captain Cool Arvind Vashist in Season 1 will get to portray a slightly different shade in the new season. He says he had to learn many new shots to make his act authentic.
“You see a man with purpose this time, a man who is extremely committed and who is coming back with vengeance. So his game has also changed. For this, I had to learn many new shots like hitting the scoop over the wicketkeeper, the inside outshot over the covers, and hitting the big one over the third man area,” he said.
The Forgotten Army
The Forgotten Army, the new Amazon India original will be helmed by filmmaker Kabir Khan who will be making his debut on the digital platform with the series. According to a press release, the series is based on true events. It will focus on men and women who fought for the independence of India as part of the Indian National Army, which was led by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
Bandish Bandits, the romantic musical series is another amazon original, created by Still and Still Media Collective. Directed by Anand Tiwari, the story follows a unique story of two different personalities – Radhe and Tamanna. Despite coming from very different worlds, set out together on a journey of self-discovery. While they see if opposites, though they might attract, can also adapt and go the long haul.
The show is a millennial love story set against the backdrop of a clash between Pop and Hindustani classical music.
The series will also mark the streaming service debut for musical trio Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa. They will be composing the score for the new show.
The Family Man
The Family Man starring Manoj Bajpayee and Priyamani in the lead. Directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K.. the show will follow an agent with India’s National Intelligence Agency. He has to protect the country from terrorists while also protecting his family from the impact of his secretive, high-pressure, and low paying job.
Sharib Hashmi, Neeraj Madhav, Sharad Kelkar, Sunny Hinduja, and Shreya Dhanwantary will also star in the series.
Mirzapur Season 2
Mirzapur, which premiered worldwide on November 16, 2018, has been greenlit for a second season. This riveting drama series tells the journey of two brothers lured by the idea of power. Mirzapur is an amped-up portrayal of India’s heartland and youth. A world replete with drugs, guns, and lawlessness, while caste, power, and tempers intersect. So, violence is the only way of life. Season two is produced by the makers of the International Emmy-nominated series Inside Edge and directed by Gurmeet Singh. The show will go into production in 2019.
The Last Hour
Created and directed by Amit Kumar (Monsoon Shootout), with Oscar-winning director Asif Kapadia (Amy) as Executive Producer. The new Indian Prime Original, The Last Hour is a crime thriller. With a supernatural twist set in a small picturesque hill station in the Himalayas, it will definitely blow your mind. The Last Hour will go into production in January 2019.
Untitled drama thriller series
Created by Sudip Sharma (writer of NH 10 & Udta Punjab) and produced by Clean Slate Films, this new Indian Prime Original series is an investigative thriller that also acts as a scathing commentary of modern-day Indian society and politics. Also, the series will go into production in February 2019.
Untitled drama series
A new Indian Prime Original series, this youth-focused political drama from writer/producer/director Ali Abbas Zafar explores the dark corners of Indian politics. While powerful politicians, and those who aspire to be sow chaos and manipulate others to control the country, ruthless pragmatism contrasts with the frustrations and aspirations of contemporary India and the ideals of the country’s youth. The series will go into production in March 2019.
Untitled Reality Series
Produced by OML, the reality series by Amazon is a comedy talk-show hybrid where celebrities try their hand at stand-up comedy for the first time. Sapan Verma, member of East India Comedy (EIC) will host and serve as the creator of the show. Each episode will bring together a renowned stand-up comedian and a celebrity. They will explore the celebrity’s life, discuss moments they found funny while the comedian guides the celebrity to write a comedy set for the first time. So, each episode will have Sapan, the guest comedian and the celebrity performing in front of a live audience at a local comedy club.
Created and produced by OML (Comicstaan), Comicstaan (Tamil) is a regional language spin-off from Comicstaan. Comicstaan (Tamil) is the search for the next big Tamil stand-up comedian. 6 contestants compete every week in different genres of comedy, judged by an audience and a panel of judges. The contestants will also be mentored in different genres of comedy by veteran Tamil comedians. Every episode, the contestants will prepare a set and perform in front of a live audience. However, the finale will see the judges and mentors performing live for the audiences.
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