Amazon prime unveils its first Indian web series

Written by Arsalan Rahman

With the Indian television turning into a manufacturer of absolutely meaningless and intolerable story lines filled with “saas-bahu” melodrama and seasoning of “mata rani ki kripa”, The more sensible and rational audiences have parted their ways with the “idiot box” and are hungry for more sensible, meaningful and worth watching series. This is where the web series kicked in. With web series like Tvf’s Pitchers and Y-Film’s bang baja baaraat creating a buzz within the Indian youth has shown the production houses a potential market for a meaningful series.

Exploiting this market Amazon Prime has unveiled its first original web series “INSIDE EDGE” which is based on the national Obsession yet not the national game”Cricket”. The story follows the ups and down of a professional cricket team “Mumbai Mavericks” playing through a season of the PowerPlay League (based on Indian Premier League). The trailer which was launched recently looks very promising and has left us with very high hopes from the series. The trailer shows the behind the drape perspective of the game and the money making and power hungry business that it has become, with what looks to be emotionally grey themed.

The series is created by critic turned director Karan Anshuman who made his debut with Ritesh Deshmukh starrer “Bangsitan”. It stars Vivek Oberoi and Richa Chadda of the Gangs of wasseypur fame.
The series is being produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar under their production banner Excel Entertainment in association with Amazon Prime Videos.


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