Hasmukh, the series that comedian Vir Das and producer-director Nikhil Advani had been working on for a long time now, has been acquired by streaming giant Netflix. It has also been earmarked for an early April release, if sources are to be believed. Hasmukh has been produced by Applause Entertainment, the digital content arm of the Aditya Birla Group.
The synopsis of the series is already up on Netflix’s official site, which means that a release date will be announced soon enough. Touted to be a dark comedy, Hasmukh stars Vir Das as a small-time comedian with good material, but under-confident delivery. Hasmukh realises that murder gets him going in his comedy routine. The act of murder gives him an adrenaline rush and amps up his confidence on the stage. It also gets him his big break in the world of stand-up comedy, by virtue of an appearance on a major comedy reality show.
A comedian by day and a serial killer by night is how Vir Das’ character Hasmukh can be described. How long can he keep going with his dual life before being called out for the murders forms the crux of the story. The series also stars Ranvir Shorey, Amrita Bagchi, Mantra, Ravi Kishan, Manoj Pahwa, Raza Murad and Joanna Robaczewska in pivotal roles.
Hasmukh is directed by Nikhil Gonsalves, and written by Vir Das, Nikhil Advani, Nikhil Gonsalves and Suparn Verma, Amogh Ranadive and Neeraj Pandey.
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