India: Hungama Play, a leading video on demand platform owned by Hungama Digital Media, today launched Adhantari, a new Hungama Original in Marathi and Hindi. A romantic comedy drama, the show features superstars of Marathi cinema and television, Siddharth Chandekar and Parna Pethe, along with popular actors, Virajas Kulkarni, Aashay Kulkarni and Aroh Welankar. It tells a quirky yet relatable, lovable yet intense story of a couple in a long-distance relationship compelled to spend a long time together due to circumstances beyond their control! The show is produced by Ganraj Associates and directed by Jeet Ashok.
Physical compatibility? Check. Emotional connection? Check. The most important thing of all – love? Check. Check. Check. Mugdha (Parna Pethe) and Mukul (Siddharth Chandekar) seem to have everything going for them as a couple. Except for one tiny thing – they haven’t spent longer than a weekend at a stretch with each other – one of the side-effects of being in a long-distance relationship. But when faced with an unusual and unforeseen situation during one of their romantic getaways in Lonavla, they must now do something that they are not used to – spend every moment in each other’s company. This means exposing their vulnerabilities, discovering the skeletons hidden in each other’s closets and somehow, still finding ways to keep their love alive. But is love enough? Or are there some other crucial elements needed to make a relationship work?
Speaking about the show, Siddhartha Roy, COO, Hungama Digital Media, said, “Hungama Originals are driven by compelling and locally relevant narratives that are created for a comfortable mobile viewing experience and brought to life with the help of remarkable talent. Our latest Marathi original show offers a unique perspective on modern-day relationships and features a stellar cast. We are certain that the audiences will appreciate this show for its authenticity and honesty. We intend to launch several new shows and expect our reach to increase by over 2.5x this year.”
Elaborating on the show, Siddharth Chandekar shared, “Adhantari beautifully captures myriad human emotions. It is an exceptional story that is based on realistic situations that most of us have gone through at some point of time in our lives. The added layer of homour and drama makes it entertaining to the core. I hope the audiences will resonate with the story and the characters of the show.”
Parna Pethe added, “My character in the show is that of a girl who’s impulsive yet honest. Although she lacks something vital in life, she makes up for it with her positive attitude. Today’s generation will certainly relate to her. I’m always delighted to play characters that have depth, and this role has been one such experience.”
Adhantari is now available to stream on Hungama Play. Additionally, it is also available to stream through Hungama Play on MX Player, Vi Movies and TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Tata Sky Binge, Tata Sky Binge+, DishSMRT Stick, D2H Stream, DishSMRT Hub, SITI Playtop, ISPs like Meghbela Broadband, Alliance Broadband, ACT Fibernet and Netplus, and Smart TVs like TCL, OnePlus TV, LG, Sony BRAVIA, CVTE, Toshiba and CloudWalker. It will also be available on Flipkart Video at a later date. Additionally, Hungama’s association with Xiaomi will enable consumers to watch the show via Hungama Play on Mi TV.