Ekta Kapoor helmed ALT Balaji has hit a home run with their web-series Apharan, the trailer for series has already crossed over a million views within days of its release.
The series has been directed by Siddharth Sen Gupta, who had earlier directed shows like Balika Vadhu and Virasaat, while the dialogues have been written by Varun Badola himself. Music is by Subham Sen Gupta.
The series features Arunoday Singh, Mahie Gill, Nidhi Singh, Saanand Verma, Varun Badola, Monica Chaudhary in the lead roles.
The official handle of ALT Balaji dropped the trailer on social media. They captioned it, “Ye khel hai firauti ka, aur is khel mein sabka katega. Watch #ApharanSabkaKatega trailer now…All episodes streaming on 14th December. #ALTBalajiOriginal @ektaravikapoor #SidharthSengupta #ArunodaySingh @Nnidhisin @saanandverma #VarunBadola #MahieGill”
The masala series has already garnered over 1.5 million views on video sharing site and counting. This 70s style series is the story of a wrongly convicted police officer and his fight for survival through kidnapping, a mysterious murder, desperation for money and betrayal in love.
Laced with sex and profanity, the desi Western holds promise for it appears to have an intriguing story at its heart. Remarkably, it is Balika Vadhu (a former soap opera on Colors TV channel) director Siddharth Sengupta who helms this one.
Mahie Gill is notorious for playing scheming characters, most popularly as the royal Madhavi Devi in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster franchise. Gill reels in these femme fatale characters.
Sengupta cleverly adds a dash of 1970s music to the trailer, with retro songs fitting appropriately to the situations Arunoday Singh’s character finds himself in.
The web-series will be released online on 14 December.