SonyLIV will launch a host of original shows in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam over the coming months, the streaming platform announced at an event on Saturday in Mumbai. These include an Indian remake of the Israeli production Fauda, a biographical show on the counterfeiter Abdul Karim Telgi and a Tamil series on the piracy group TamilRockerz.
Among the filmmakers with whom the platform will be working are Pa Ranjith, Karthik Subbaraj, Hansal Mehta, Ashwini Iyer Tiwary, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Balaji Mohan, Sudhir Mishra, Nikkhil Advani, Nila Madhab Panda and Venkat Prabhu. SonyLIV also announced the second seasons of Avrodh (which will be premiered on June 24), Rocket Boys and the Huma Qureshi-led Maharani.
Tanaav, the Fauda remake, will be directed by Sudhir Mishra and Sachin Krishn. The cast includes Manav Vij, Sumit Kaul, Rajat Kapoor, Shashank Arora, Arbaaz Khan and Waluscha De Sousa.
The synopsis: “Set against the idyllic backdrop of Kashmir in the year 2017, Tanaav tells the story of a Special Unit, their bravery and courage. Delving into the human drama behind the ideologies, dealing with complex emotions and flawed characters, all of whom share the same feelings of love, loss, betrayal and revenge, Tanaav is a socio-political action drama with family at its core.”
TamilRockerz, the piracy group that is the bane of filmmakers, is the subject of a series of the same name. Eeram director Arivazhagan directs Arun Vijay in a show whose synopsis is: “When the notorious piracy group, Tamilrockerz publicly announce their plan to leak the massively budgeted and highly anticipated, ‘GARUDA’, ‘Athiradi Star’ Adithya’s next movie, a special team headed by Rudra, a cop with a scarred past, must fight against time, unruly fans, and an anonymous network of cyber pirates to secure the movie.” Scroll