The digital space has given wings to creative thinkers. It is the reason for the wide variety of content and themes that are available online. Taking this a notch higher is the upcoming Eros Now series Antariksh.
As the title suggests, Antariksh is set in space. In fact, it is touted as India’s first original space-based web series. it means unlike Mission Over Mars (MOM), which was based on a real incident, Antariksh is entirely a fictional story.
Badrinath Sabat writes and directs the series based on his original unique idea. Ruhaan Rajput and Bidita Bag are roped in as the leads in the series. The former is a model who has been part of an acclaimed short film, whereas the latter was seen opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Babumoshai Bandookbaaz. It is a new jump for both these actors.
The ‘space’ genre is not a regular feature in Indian cinema. Only recently we saw two ‘original’ films come out in South Indian cinemas related to space. They are the Tamil film Tik Tik Tik starring Jayam Ravi and Antariksham 9000KMPS featuring Varun Tej. Based on the making we have to say it is challenging to get the visual effects right or add freshness to it. Let’s see what Eros Now’s Antariksh has to offer.