Applause Entertainment has set a benchmark in creating premium and exciting digital series in the country. The content studio from the Aditya Birla Group, led by media pioneer Sameer Nair, now begins filming their next project ‘Udan Patolas’, adapted from an Israeli Series Honey Badgers.
A story of four friends and their aspirational journey in Mumbai, this is a tale of unbreakable sisterhood replete with inside jokes, emotional upheavals and many unplanned comic moments. Comedian, writer, director and also the creator of the original Israeli show Naor Zion recently visited India to interact with team.
Appreciated widely by audiences around the world, the Indian remake of this Israeli series from Armoza Formats will be directed by Shakti Sagar Chopra and produced by Sol Production.
‘Udan Patolas’ features the story of four Punjabi girls- Amarinder Gill, Noorpreet Dhillon, Punni Chandok and Lovely Singh Chabbra. All four land jobs in an investment firm in Mumbai, adapt their names to make them more city like and aspire to find the right boyfriend and upmarket lifestyle in this competitive city. When Amarinder lands an ideal man in her life, the rest try to catch up. A slice of life dramedy, ‘Udan Patolas’ focuses on the everyday challenges, ups and downs that life in a city brings for young women.
Sameer Nair, CEO – Applause Entertainment said, “Udan Patolas is a fun, yuppie tale of four young women in Urban India and will resonate with everyone. The original series dwelt on the relatable journeys of its lead characters with wit and charm. Adapting its context to a customized Indian setting and story makes for a delightfully entertaining show.”
Naor Zion, creator ‘Honey Badgers’ said “I’m really looking forward to the Indian adaptation of the show. Right from the first meeting, I had such a great impression of Applause and I remember telling my colleague that they couldn’t have cast better. I must say everyone, from the director, producer and the entire team at Applause have done very intelligent work in the way they have adapted the show. Armoza is the pioneer of the selling formats in Israel and I think there are many similarities in both the firms, which I think is a good sign.”
Fazila Allana, Founder and Producer, Sol Production Pvt Ltd, “Udan Patolas is fun, quirky, interesting, observational and thought provoking with characters that will ring true with most girls. With Applause Entertainment and Sol Production coming together, we aim to make content that will charm the Indian audience and break new ground for digital content.”
Applause Entertainment has been developing and producing a repertoire of qualitative and engaging original web series over the past year, the first of which will release soon.