Amazon Prime Video sizzle reel shows first glimpses of Shahid Kapoor's Farzi, Naga Chaitanya's Dhoota and more
Amazon Prime Video India hosted an event in Mumbai on Thursday, introducing a bunch of titles and sharing the first looks from new season of upcoming series.
Amazon Prime Video, in a special event in Mumbai on Thursday, announced as many has 40 new titles for the upcoming year. The titles include Shahid Kapoor's series Farzi, first look at the second season of the highly-anticipated Made In Heaven, a movie starring Madhuri Dixit and more.
Farzi, directed by Raj and DK, stars Shahid in the lead with Vijay Sethupathi playing a cop. Rashi Khanna and Kay Kay Menon are parts of the project too. Official synopsis of the show reads: "A small-time artist working out of his grandfather’s printing press has designed the ultimate con job - a crime uniquely suited to him - and gets pulled into the murky, high stakes world of all that it demands. A fiery, unorthodox task force officer has made it his mission to rid the country of the menace this poses in this fast-paced, edgy one-of-a-kind thriller.
First glimpses of Jubilee, starring Aparshakti Khurrana, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Aditi Rao Hydari was also showcased at the event, hosted by Karan Johar at Mumbai's JW Marriott.
Horror series Adhura, starring Rocket Boys actor Ishwak Singh and Rahul Dev also got a few seconds of footage in. Sonakshi Sinha plays a cop in Dahaad, co-starring Gulshan Devaiah and Vijay Varma. Also making his OTT debut will be Naga Chaitanya in a Telugu triller series, Dhootha. The show will also star Prachi Desai. The official synopsis reads: ‘In this supernatural horror, possessed inanimate objects wreak havoc on the lives of people who commit deadly sins.’
First look scenes from Kangana Ranaut's first production Tiku Weds Sheru, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Avneet Kaur, were also shown to the media and guests.
Juhi Chawla makes her comeback with a thriller titled Hush Hush. She plays a woman with some dark secrets in a series that also stars Kritika Kamra and Soha Ali Khan. Madhuri Dixit will be seen in Maja Maa, an Amazon Original movie.
First glimpses were also shared of Indian adaptations of Modern Love: Modern Love Mumbai and Modern Love Chennai. What got the audience cheering was the teaser for Rohit Shetty's Indian Police Force, which had already been released a week ago online.
Also getting a feature were clips from the new seasons of some of Amazon's most popular shows: Made In Heaven season 2, Four More Shots Please season 3, Breathe: Into the Shadows season 2 and Panchaayat season 2.
Here's a list of all the titles:
Scripted Original Series
1. Adhura (Hindi)
A supernatural thriller set in an elite boarding school which hides a secret so dark and dreadful, it will shake the very foundations of the school and the lives of everyone connected to it.
aProduction Company: Emmay Entertainment Creative Producer – Nikkhil Advani
Directors: Gauravv Chawla and Ananya Banerjee
Writers: Ananya Banerjee and Anand Jain
Key Cast: Ishwak Singh, Rasika Dugal
2. Bambai Meri Jaan (Hindi)
In his quest to clean the mean streets of Bombay from the rise of organised crime in post-Independence India, an honest cop puts everything on the line including the thing he wants to protect the most, his family.
Production Company: Excel Media and Entertainment
Creators: Rensil D’silva and Shujaat Saudagar Executive producers - Ritesh Sidhwani, Kassim Jagmagia and Farhan Akhtar
Director: Shujaat Saudagar
Writers: Stoy - Hussain Zaidi; Screenplay - Resnil d’Silva, Sammer Arora and Chaitanya Chopra; Dialogues and Additional screenplay - Hussain Dalal and Abbas Dalal
Key Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Kritika Kamra, Avinash Tiwary, Amyra Dastur
3. Call Me Bae (Hindi)
Bae, billionaire fashionista is disowned by her ultra-rich family, owing to a salacious scandal and for the first time in her life, has to fend for herself. On this journey, she overcomes stereotypes and discovers who she really is.
Production Company: Dharmatic Entertainment
Writers: Ishita Moitra, Samina Motlekar, Rohit Nair
4. Crash Course (Hindi)
A fictional account of two warring coaching institutes, and the effect it has on a group of young students who are preparing for their competitive exams, with dreams in their eyes and expectation of their families on their back.
Production Company: Owlet Films Creator: Manish Hariprasad
Director: Vijay Maurya
Writers: Manish Hariprasad, Raina Roy
Key Cast: Annu Kapoor, Bhanu Uday, Udit Arora, Pranay Pachauri, Siddharth Kak, Chirag Vohra, Gaurav Sharma, Bidita Bag
5. Dahaad (Hindi)
A serial killer drama set in a small town, the show follows the investigations of a female inspector into a crime that shakes her core.
Production Company: Excel Media and Tiger Baby
Creators: Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar Executive Producers: Ritesh Sidhwani, Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti and Farhan Akhtar
Directors: Reema Kagti and Ruchika Oberoi
Writers: Reema Kagti, Ritesh Shah, Mansi Jain , Sunayana Kumari, Karan Shah , Chaitanya Chopra; Dialogue - Sumit Arora
Key Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Vijay Verma, Gulshan Devaiah, Sohum Shah
6. Dhootha (Telugu)
In this supernatural horror, possessed inanimate objects wreak havoc on the lives of people who commit deadly sins.
Production Company: Northstar Entertainment Executive Producer: Vikram K Kumar
Director: Vikram K Kumar
Writers: Vikram K Kumar, Dondapati Venkatesh, Poorna Prajna, Sripal Reddy, Naveen George Thomas
Key Cast: Naga Chaitanya, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Prachi Desai, Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam
7. Farzi (Hindi)
A small-time artist working out of his grandfather’s printing press has designed the ultimate con job - a crime uniquely suited to him - and gets pulled into the murky, high stakes world of all that it demands. A fiery, unorthodox task force officer has made it his mission to rid the country of the menace this poses in this fast-paced, edgy one-of-a-kind thriller.
Production Company: D2R Films Creators: Raj & DK
Directors: Raj & DK
Writers: Raj & DK, Suman Kumar, Sita R Menon; Dialogues - Hussain Dalal; Additional Dialogues - Raghav Dutt
Key Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Vijay Sethupathi, Raashi Khanna, Kay Kay Menon
8. Gulkanda (Hindi)
A new series from the house of Raj & DK.
Production Company: D2R Films Creator: Raj and DK
Director: Rahi Anil Barve
Writers: Mitesh Shah, Raj & DK, Rahi Anil Barve; Dialogues - Yogesh Damble Rahi, Anil Barve
Key Cast: Kunal Khemu, Pankaj Tripathi, Patralekha
9. Happy Family Conditions Apply (Hindi)
A light-hearted family comedy about a quirky but lovable joint family that is always at loggerheads with each other.
Production Company: Hats Off Productions
Directors: Aatish Kapadia, Jamnadas Majethia (JD) Producers: Jamnadas Majethia (JD), Aatish Kapadia
Key Cast: Raj Babbar, Ratna Pathak Shah, Atul Kulkarni, Ayesha Jhulka
10. Hush Hush (Hindi)
The lives of five women intersect in unexpected ways when an unforeseen event unravels the façade of their lives.
Production Company: Abundantia Entertainment
Directors: Tanuja Chandra , Ashish Pandey, Kopal Naithani
Writers: Story - Shikhaa Sharma, Ashish Mehta; Screenplay; Ashish Mehta; Dialogues - Juhi Chaturvedi
Key Cast: Juhi Chawla, Ayesha Jhulka, Soha Ali Khan, Karishma Tanna, Shahana Goswami, Kritika Kamra
11. Indian Police Force (Hindi)
An action thriller from one of the foremost name’s in the business, about a young Delhi Police officer who will go to any length to track down and bring to justice the terrorist mastermind behind a series of deadly bomb blasts around the country.
Production Company: Rohit Shetty Picturez and Reliance Entertainment Creator: Rohit Shetty
Directors: Rohit Shetty and Sushwanth Prakash
Writers: Screenplay - Rohit Shetty, Anusha Nandakumar, Sandeep Saket; Dialogues - Anusha Nandakumar, Sandeep Saket; Dialogues - Ayush Trivedi
Key Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Shilpa Shetty, Vivek Oberoi, Isha Talwar
12. Jee Karda (Hindi)
A coming of age series that delves into the lives of a close-knit group of seven childhood friends, trying to steer their way through adulthood.
Production Company: Maddock Films
Directors: Arunima Sharma
Writers: Arunima Sharma, Hussain Dalal, Abbas Dalal
Key Cast: Tamannaah, Suhail Nayyar, Aashim Gulati, Anya Singh, Hussain Dalal, Samvedna Suwalka, Sayan Banerjee
13. Jubilee (Hindi)
Set in a newly independent India, Jubilee is a period drama that unveils the stories and dreams that gave birth to Bollywood, as we know it.
Production Company: Reliance Entertainment Studios
Creator: Vikramaditya Motwane
Director: Vikramaditya Motwane
Writer: Atul Sabharwal
Key Cast: Prosenjit Chatterjee, Aditi Rao Hyadri, Aparshakti Khurana, Wamiqa Gabi
14. Modern Love Chennai (Tamil)
The Chennai chapter of the widely loved US original anthology series, Modern Love Chennai explores six diverse yet universal stories of different facets, shades and moods of love, all set in the city’s many unique milieus.
Production Company: Tyler Durden and Kino Fist Creative Producer: Thiagarajan Kumararaja
Directors: Bharathi Raja, Balaji Sakthivel, Raju Murugan, Krishnakumar Ramakumar, Akshay Sundher
Writers: Balaji Tharaneetharan, Rajumurugan, Reshma Ghatala, Pratheep Kumar, Thiagarajan Kumararaja
Key Cast: Kishore, Ramya Nambeesan, Ashok Selvan, Ritu Varma, Vijayalakshmi, TJ Banu, Gouri Reddy, Samyuktha Vishwanathan, Vasudevan Murali, Chu Khoy Sheng, Sanjula S
15. Modern Love Hyderabad (Telugu)
The Hyderabad chapter of the widely loved US original anthology series, Modern Love Hyderabad explores six diverse yet universal stories of different facets, shades and moods of love, all set in the city’s many unique milieus.
Production Company: SIC Productions (Films) Creative Producer: Nagesh Kukunoor
Producer: Elahe Hiptoola
Directors: Nagesh Kukunoor, Venkatesh Maha, Uday Gurrala, Devika Bahudanam
Writers: Nagesh Kukunoor, Shashi Sudigala, Bahaish Kapoor
Key Cast: Aadhi Pinisetty, Nithya Menen, Ritu Varma, Suhasini Maniratnam, Revathy, Naresh, Malavika Nair, Abijeet Duddala, Naresh Agastya, Komalee Prasad, Ulka Gupta
16. Modern Love Mumbai (Hindi)
The Mumbai chapter of the widely loved US original anthology series, Modern Love Mumbai explores six diverse yet universal stories of different facets, shades and moods of love, all set in the city’s many unique milieus.
Production Company: Pritish Nandy Communications
Executive Producer: Rangita Pritish Nandy
Co-Executive Producer: Ishita Pritish Nandy
Directors: Shonali Bose, Hansal Mehta, Vishal Bhardwaj, Alankrita Shrivastava, Dhruv Sehgal, Nupur Asthana
Writers: Nilesh Maniyar, John Belanger, Hansal Mehta, Ankur Harish Pathak, Raghav Raj Kakkar, Kashyap Kapoor, Alankrita Srivastava, Jyotsna Hariharan, Vishal Bhardwaj, Dhruv Sehgal, Devika Bhagat, Nupur Asthana
Key Cast: Fatima Sana Shaikh, Tanuja, Pratik Gandhi, Ranveer Brar, Naseeruddin Shah, Meiyang Chang, Yeo Yann Yann, Ritvik Bhowmik, Masaba Gupta, Sarika, Danesh Rizvi, Ahsaas Channa, Arshad Warsi, Chitrangda Singh
17. PI Meena (Hindi)
A young, troubled, female private investigator gets thrown into a world, where she has to fathom the unfathomable and find her own self.
Production Company: QED Films
Director: Debaloy Bhattacharya
Writer: Arindam Mitra
Key Cast: Tanya Maniktala, Jisshu Sengupta, Vinay Pathak, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Samir Soni
18. Shehar – Lakhot (Hindi)
A neo-noir series about a man who reluctantly returns to his hometown where he not only battles his past demons, but also gets drawn into an even bigger cesspool of smoke and mirrors and must now prove his innocence.
Production Company: Offroad Films
Creators: Navdeep Singh, Devika Bhagat
Director: Navdeep Singh
Writers: Navdeep Singh, Devika Bhagat
Key Cast: Priyanshu Painyuli, Shruthy Menon, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Kubbra Sait, Manu Rishi Chadha and Kashyap Sanghari
19. Suzhal – The Vortex (Tamil)
An investigation into a simple missing persons case unravels and rips the intricate social fabric of a small town.
Production Company: Wallwatcher Films Creators: Pushkar & Gayatri
Directors: Bramma, Anucharan. M
Writers: Pushkar and Gayatri
Key Cast: Aishwarya Rajesh, Kathir, R. Parthiban, Sriya Reddy
20. Sweet Kaaram Coffee (Tamil)
Braving the unknown, three generations of women from the same family set off on an epic road trip.
Production Company: Lion Tooth Studios Creative Producer: Reshma Ghatala
Directors: Bejoy Nambiar, Krishna Marimuthu, Swathi Raghuraaman
Writers: Reshma Ghatala, Swathi Raghuraaman, Vinithra Madhavan Menon, Krishnaswamy Ramkumar
Key Cast: Lakshmi, Madhoo, Santhy Balachandran
21. The Village (Tamil)
India’s first show based on a graphic novel, The Village follows a family on a road trip that falls victim to a clan of mutants.
Production Company: Studio Shakthi Creative Producer: Milind Rau
Director: Milind Rau
Writers: Milind Rau, Deepthi Govindarajan, Deeraj Vaidy
Key Cast: Arya, Divya Pillai, Aazhiya, Aadukalam Naren, Thalaivasal Vijay, Muthukumar, Kalai Raani, George M, John Kokken, Arjun Chidambaram, Pooja, Jayaprakash, P.N. Sunny
22. Vadhandhi (Tamil)
A dramatic noir thriller about the murder of a beautiful young girl, seen from the Rashomon-esque perspectives of an unrelenting obsessed cop, a novelist captivated by her grace and an opportunistic news editor.
Production Company: Wallwatcher Films Creator: Andrew Louis
Creative Producers: Pushkar & Gayatri
Director: Andrew Louis
Writer: Andrew Louis
Key Cast: S.J. Suryah, Laila, M. Nasser, Sanjana
Unscripted Original Series
23. This is AP Dhillon
An all access reality documentary based on AP Dhillon – the breakout star of the global Punjabi hip hop scene. Through this series we go behind the sensation of AP Dhillon, to tell a story which celebrates brown identity like no other.
Production Company: Wild Sheep Content & Brown Munde Inc.
Executive Producers: Erik Barmack & Kevin Buttar
Executive Producer: AP Dhillon
24. Cinema... Marte Dum Tak (Hindi)
A docuseries that explores the lives and times of four cult filmmakers from the world of camp-cinema, as they set out to make a film they’ve always dreamt of. Production Company: Vice Media
Executive Producer: Vasan Bala
Key Cast: J Neelam, Kishan Shah, Dilip Gulati, Vinod Talwar
25. Dancing on The Grave (Hindi)
A true crime investigative series that tells the story of a sensational crime with access to exclusive interviews, shocking footage and the perpetrator himself.
Production Company: India Today Productions
Director: Patrick Graham
Writers: Patrick Graham & Kanishka Deo
26. India Love Project (Hindi)
This is a docuseries that shares the inspiring love stories of real people from across the country where each episode tells an unusual yet hopeful story through the eyes of the real couples.
Production Company: Dharmatic Entertainment
27. Breathe: Into The Shadows (Hindi)
J’s existence and ideology re-emerge as he sets out to finish what he started leading Avinash to confront his merging dual-identity. Kabir Sawant must now fight the battle of his life as he protects the society that has become a victim in the endgame of this crazed saga.
Production Company: Abundantia Entertainment
Director: Mayank Sharma
Writers: Story - Mayank Sharma, Arshad Syed & Vikram Tuli; Screenplay - Arshad Syed, Vikram Tuli, Mayank Sharma & Priya Saggi; Dialogues - Abhijeet Deshpande
Key Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Amit Sadh, Nithya Menen, Naveen Kasturia, Saiyami Kher
28. Comicstaan (Hindi)
New comics, fresh laughs and more in the new season of Comicstaan.
Production Company: Only Much Louder
Director: Angshuman Ghosh
Creative Director: Kreeti Gogia
Key Cast: Sumukhi Suresh, Kenny Sebastian, Zakir Khan, Neeti Palta, Abish Matthew & Kusha Kapila
29. Four More Shots Please! (Hindi)
The four girls are coming back to live, love, blunder and discover what really makes them tick through friendship. Production Company: Pritish Nandy Communications Creators: Pritish Nandy Communications
Director: Joyeeta Patpatia
Writers: Devika Bhagat; Dialogues - Ishita Moitra
Key Cast: Sayani Gupta, Bani J, Kirti Kulhari, Maanvi Gagroo, Prateik Babbar, Jim Sarbh, Rajeev Siddhartha, Lisa Ray, Simone Singh, Rohan Mehra, Shilpa Shukla and Sushant Singh
30. Made in Heaven (Hindi)
The wedding planning team is back to plan new weddings, face fresh challenges and in the process, chart the journey of their own lives.
Production Company: Excel Media and Tiger Baby
Creators: Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti. Executive Producers: Ritesh Sidhwani, Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti and Farhan Akhtar
Directors: Zoya Akhtar, Nitya Mehra, Alankrita Shrivastava, Neeraj Ghaywan
Writers: Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti, Alankrita Srivastava
Key Cast: Arjun Mathur, Sobhita Dhulipala, Jim Sarbh, Shashank Arora, Kalki Koechlin, Shivani Raghuvanshi