Hungama Play launches ‘RatrikeYatri’, a new Hindi original show featuring 5 dramatic and sensitive stories set in red light areas
An anthology, the show stars SudhirPande, Anju Mahendru, Iqbal Khan, BarkhaSengupta, Parag Tyagi, Avinash Mukherjee, Shiny Doshi, Renee Dhyani, Mansi Srivastava, ReyhnaPanditandAkashdeep Arora, in different stories
Produced by Anil V Kumar Productions in association with Hungama Digital Media, the show isnow available to stream onHungama Play and partner networks
Ludhiana, 22nd July 2020: Hungama Play, a leading video on demand platform owned by Hungama Digital Media, today launched ‘RatrikeYatri’, a new Hungama Original. An anthology that features 5 unique and thought-provoking stories set in redlight areas, the showis headlined by an ensemble cast comprising some of the biggest actors from the television industry. This includes SudhirPande, Anju Mahendru, Iqbal Khan, BarkhaSengupta, Parag Tyagi, Avinash Mukherjee, Shiny Doshi, Renee Dhyani, Mansi Srivastava, ReyhnaPanditand Akashdeep Arora. It also stars popular television actors like Pyomri Mehta, Supriya Shukla and Indresh Malik in key roles.Produced by Anil V Kumar Productionsin association withHungama Digital Media, all episodes of the show have been directed by Anil V Kumar.
Each story follows a character leading an incomplete life and seeking something – love, physical pleasures, refuge or just closure – a man who is ashamed of being a prostitute’s son and has an awakening in a place he detests the most; a 69 year old who is unapologetic about his physical needs and refuses to be shamed by the society; a jilted lover who comes to terms with reality and decides to start a new chapter in his life; an 18 year old who wants to feel physical affection at least once before he renounces all worldly pleasures; a conman who makes a living out of robbing people but gets robbed of something deeply precious instead. Though they feature in distinct stories, each of these characters visit a red light area for the first time in their lives and eventually find wisdom and solace there. Their experiences may range from sensual to provocative, but irrespective of that, a single night ends up changing their outlook forever!
Speaking about the show, Siddhartha Roy, COO,Hungama Digital Media said, “Over the last quarter we have witnessed an almost 74% increase in consumption of original content on Hungama Play. This indicates the immense demand that exists for engaging storytelling and clutter-breaking narratives. RatrikeYatrioffers five unique stories driven by human emotions and stitches them together with compelling performances from some of the most renowned actors from the television industry. We are certain that the show’s Indian and global release through our extensive distribution network will help it reach a wide audience while the show’s universal appeal will find appreciation across the world.”
Speaking about the series, Anil V Kumar, Founder, Anil V Kumar Productions said, “The show has a unique concept that hasn’t been explored before. It delicately highlights the emotions and wisdom that exist in red light areas through characters that are deep and sensitive. I am glad to have worked with a team of actors and crew that came together in a short span of time and breathed life into their respective roles. I look forward to the reactions from the audiences.”
The show isnow available to stream on Hungama Play, Hungama’s video ondemand platform. RatrikeYatriis also available to stream through Hungama Play on Vodafone Play, Idea Movies & TV, Airtel Xstream App, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Tata Sky Binge, MX Player and Android TVslike TCL, OnePlus TV, CVTE and CloudWalker. Additionally, Hungama’s association with Xiaomi will enable consumers to watch the show via Hungama Play on Mi TV and Mi Video. It will also be available to stream on SonyLIV at a later date.
Barkha Sengupta said, “The character that I play is a sensitive portrayal of a mother’s love for her child. It is one of the most universal emotions and is certain to strike a chord with the audiences. I was thrilled to be a part of a show that is so strikingly unique. I hope the audiences love the show as well.”
Reyhna Pandit said, “Shows like RatrikeYatri are interesting because these offer actors a chance to break the mould. I am extremely happy to have played an interesting role in such a unique show. I hope that the audiences enjoy watching the show as much as I enjoyed working in it.”
Akashdeep Arora said, “It was amazing to be a part of RatrikeYatri. The show weaves in interesting plots that are driven by carefully etched characters. I am certain the audiences will enjoy the refreshing stories narrated in the show.”