The premium OTT content provider Applause Entertainment, a venture of the Aditya Birla Group, has joined hands with SonyLIV, the popular on-demand video streaming service from Sony Pictures Networks India, to produce four premium-content series. These are serials designed to rejuvenate and redefine the digital space which of late, has been under considerable attack by mediocrity.
The four drama series that will have their home at SonyLIV are – ‘Your Honor’, ‘Avrodh’ ‘Undekhi’ & ‘Scam 1992’.
Adapted from the Israeli series Kvodo, ‘Your Honor’, is a dark and morally complex thriller, starring the terrific Jimmy Sheirgill along with an ensemble cast of Mita Vashisht, Varun Badola, Yashpal Sharma, Parul Gulati, Suhasini Mulay, Richa Pallod, Kunj Anand, Pulkit Makol, Mahabir Bhullar. The series is directed by E. Niwas and is produced for Applause by Sphere Origins.
‘Avrodh’ is inspired from the September 2016 Uri attacks and is based on a chapter from Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh’s book ‘India’s Most Fearless’. The series features an incredible star cast of Amit Sadh, Neeraj Kabi, Darshan Kumar, Vikram Gokhale, Anant Mahadevan and Madhurima Tuli. The series is directed by Raj Acharya and is produced for Applause by Irada Entertainment.
A startling urban crime thriller set in the heartland, ‘Undekhi’ brings together a strong cast of Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Surya Sharma, Harsh Chaya, Abhishek Chauhan, Ayn Zoya, Ankur Rathi, Apeksha Porwal and Aanchal Singh. The series is directed by Ashish R. Shukla and is produced for Applause Entertainment by Edgestorm Productions.
Helmed by Hansal Mehta and lead by Pratik Gandhi and Shreya Dhanwanthry, ‘Scam 1992’, is a financial crime thriller, adapted from Debashis Basu and Sucheta Dalal’s bestselling book ‘The Scam’, based on the true-life story of the Big Bull, Harshad Mehta. The show also stars Satish Kaushik, Anant Mahadevan, Rajat Kapoor, Nikhil Dwivedi, KK Raina and Lalit Parimoo amongst others. The series is produced for Applause by Studio Next.
Speaking on this association, Sameer Nair, CEO, Applause Entertainment said, “We are glad to partner with SonyLIV and to be able to contribute to their original content strategy. It aligns well with our philosophy of creating premium content and working with our platform partners to entertain and delight their customers. We hope this slate of four shows is only the start of a long and successful relationship with SonyLIV in our pursuit of creative excellence.”