The digital medium is a space where gritty storytelling supersedes any other aspect including a show’s cast and crew or other big names. Relieving content creators off commercial pressures, never has there been more democracy with respect to the uniform access to audience and entertainment industry alike. Meanwhile, if you’re having a tough week at work, we give you a few reasons to distract yourself towards the digital space.
Searching- Amazon Prime
One of the biggest sleeper hits in Hollywood, Searching deals with a protagonist named David, who is on a quest to find his missing daughter Margot. A web of secrets is unveiled when he reaches out to her laptop. The film is directed by an Indian filmmaker Aneesh Chaganty and had a terrific run at the theatres as well.
The five-part series on Hotstar based on true incidents of a nuclear disaster in 1986 is hogging the limelight on social media for the right reasons. Written by Craig Mazin and directed by Johan Renck, it depicts the cleanup operations after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that took place in Ukraine in April 1986. The series features Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson, and Paul Ritter in key roles.
Water bottle- Zee5
Consistent in its efforts to produce one regional web series after the other, Zee5’s Bangla original Water Bottle was released on the platform on June 11 to impressive responses. Starring Deepak Chakraborty and Rajatava Dutta and directed by popular filmmaker Tathagata Mukherjee, Water bottle is a psychological crime drama tracing the path of a serial killer and his dangerous mind.
Lukka Chuppi- Netflix
If you’re in the mood for something lighthearted and cheesy, Lukka Chuppi should be your pick. A quirky take on live-in relationships in a conservative society, the film directed by Laxman Utekar has impressive performances by its lead cast Kartik Aaryan, Kriti Sanon and Pankaj Tripathi. Witty writing and consistently engaging sequences keep the spirit of the film alive throughout.