Hotstar New Indian Web Series 2019
With video streaming platforms creating chaos in the industry, Hotstar (the Indian streaming platform) has launched a few original in 2019 for the Indian fans. Web series such as Hostages, Criminal Justice, Mayanagari-City of Dreams, Roar of the Lion, and The Office are making a separate fan base for the platform. Here are some details:
Roar of the Lion Web Series
Roar of The Lion is an Indian multilingual drama web series documentary for 2019 featuring MS Dhoni and produced by Kabir Khan. The show follows Chennai Super Kings (CSK), the IPL (Indian Premier League) team who came back in the IPL 2018 after serving a ban of 2 years for supposedly being caught up in the 2013 spot-fixing scam. The documentary’s distribution rights were purchased by Hotstar itself, and it was launched on the service below the Hotstar Specials brand this year.
The web series discloses the experiences and emotional memories of MS Dhoni, one of the most celebrated cricket players in India. Dhoni had encountered serious accusations related to spot fixing in 2013, and then spearhead Chennai Super Kings to a trophy at the 2018 tournament of the game after 2 years of ban. The trailer of the web series showcased Dhoni discussing the hard times of the CSK franchise as it was comprised in the 2013 spot-fixing controversy.
Criminal Justice Web Series
The web series is based on Peter Moffat’s Criminal Justice, adapted by Shridhar Raghavan for India under the Hotstar Specials label. It is helmed by Vishal Furia and Tigmanshu Dhulia featuring Pankaj Tripathi, Jackie Shroff, Anupriya Goenka, Vikrant Massey, and Mita Vashisht in major roles. It is accessible in 7 languages such as Marathi, Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, and Malayalam.
Vikrant Massey (playing the role of Aditya) is a cab driver. He has a one night stand with his customer. Next, he is blamed for killing her. He discovers that she has multiple stab wounds and finds himself in the pool of her blood. He does not recall anything of the last night, owing to drugs. The story moves forward as Pankaj Tripathi (playing the role of his lawyer Madhav Mishra) makes an effort to save him.
Hostages Web Series
This web series is a crime thriller television show led by Sudhir Mishra. A certified version of an Israeli show with the same moniker, it shows a surgeon’s life who is instructed to kill the Chief Minister, in return for her family’s survival. The series is streaming in 7 Indian languages such as Marathi, Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, and Malayalam. The series features Ronit Roy, Tisca Chopra, Aashim Gulati, Parvin Dabas, and Mohan Kapoor.
The show revolves around surgeon Dr. Mira Anand who is about to conduct a routine surgery on the Chief Minister. But there is nothing normal about it when the night before the operation, her loved ones are taken a hostage and she is instructed to kill the Chief Minister. Ronit Roy (playing the role of Prithvi Singh), a policeman from Haryana has his own inner struggles to deal with along with the hostage situation.
Mayanagari City of Dreams Web Series
The web series is directed by Nagesh Kukunoor and is available below the Hotstar Specials label. It features Priya Bapat, Atul Kulkarni, Eijaz Khan, Sachin Pilgaonkar, and Siddharth Chandekar.
Various lives cross after an attempt for assassination on Mumbai’s most polarizing politician. A single stone thrown in an apparently placid lake triggers a sequence of ripples that hurt many and impact everyone. City of Dreams is the tale of the dispute within the Gaikwads, which explodes after an attempt for assassination on the lead role. Blurring the lines between immoral and moral, in a fight for power creates the foundation of this web series.
The Office Web Series
The web series is an Indian television sitcom, which is an altered version of the original BBC show with the same moniker. It was co-created by Applause Entertainment for Hotstar in partnership with BBC Studios India.
The series is an altered version of the original series featuring a branch of Wilkins Chawla. The series shows a 9–5 scene where Mukul (playing the role of Jagdeep Chadda the boss) makes desperate attempts to keep his workers’ morale at an all-time high. He is the obviously familiar boss who tells his workers to judge him one of their buddies, but unluckily his failed attempts and lame jokes at camaraderie becomes unsuccessful to impress his workers.
Having said this, these 5 series on Hotstar for 2019 are rocking the Internet and will not fail to entertain you.