Running out of shows to stream over the weekend? We suggest checking out Eros Now. From comedy to crime, the streaming platform has an interesting line-up of content. Here’s a look.
‘A Viral Wedding’
This Eros Now quickie series, created by and starring Scam 1992‘s Shreya Dhanwanthary, was filmed during the lockdown last year. Thanks to the pandemic, young couple Nisha and Rishabh have no choice but to plan their wedding online, which results in a series of funny incidents, narrated across eight episodes.
Director: Shreya Dhanwanthary
Writer: Shreya Dhanwanthary
Cast: Shreya Dhanwanthary, Amol Parashar, Mohit Raina, Sonali Sachdev, Sharib Hashmi
‘Date Gone Wrong’
This light-hearted anthology series focuses on first date experiences that more often than not, go wrong. It spotlights the trials and tribulations of virtual dating and even has a quarantine edition.
Directors: Sharad Das Gupta, Karan Rawal
Cast: Rudraksh Thakur, Shreya Gupto, Bhakti Maniar, Vikas Rawat, Ansh Bhagri
Seasons: 3 (includes a quarantine edition)
Flesh (pictured above) is a crime thriller that takes you into the dark underbelly of the human trafficking trade. The story hinges around an NRI couple whose daughter goes missing. ACP Radha Nautiyal, played by Swara Bhaskar, pursues the case and unearths a massive trafficking ring. Read our review here.
Director: Danish Aslam
Writer: Pooja Ladha Surti
Cast: Swara Bhasker, Akshay Oberoi, Vidya Malavade, Mahima Makwana
This anthology series by Bejoy Nambiar explores the dark corners of the human mind and the idea that everything around you or inside your head can ‘flip’ any minute. A series of four short stories that revolve around one or more occurrences that can cause a complete change of mind in people, in situations or in one’s perspective.
Directors: Bejoy Nambiar, Aman Sachdeva
Writers: Kartik R Iyer, Aparna Nadig, Anjali Nair, Rahul Ramchandani, Radhika Malhotra
Cast: Harry Alag, Sapna Bhavnani, Sandeepa Dhar, Shweta Gulati
This lighthearted romp centres around a Gujarati family living in America – in the Gujarati-dominated Metro Park of New Jersey to be precise. Kalpesh and Payal Patel, who have lived there for 25 years, try as hard as they can to inculcate some Indian values in their children. The series also offers a quarantine edition spin-off. Read our review of season two here.
Directors: Abi Varghese, Ajayan Venugopalan
Writers: Sagar Haveli, Ajayan Venugopalan
Cast: Ranvir Shorey, Purbi Joshi, Omi Vaidya, Vega Tamotia, Pitobash Tripathy
Seasons: 3 (includes a quarantine edition)
In 1975, the government of India declared a state of Emergency. The citizens were left to deal with the fallout, one of which was Narendra Modi. The show traces the PM’s life, right from being a tea seller in Gujarat to being an activist during the Emergency and finally, to becoming Prime Minister.
Director: Umesh Shukla
Writers: Radhika Anand, Mihir Bhuta
Cast: Mahesh Thakur, Ashish Sharma, Faizal Khan, Darshan Jariwalla, Marknad Deshpande
When there is a threat to the existence of the world as we know it, Agent Karan Singh comes to the fore. Karan and his team must act quickly and efficiently to deal with the threat posed by a new radical group, in a race against time.
Director: Munesh Rawat
Writers: Carl Austin, Praful Parekh, Adrian Reynolds
Cast: Gautam Gulati, Byra Banerjee, Hiten Patel, Ruhi Singh, Pawan Chopra
A double murder takes place in idyllic Goa. With drug cartels and the mafia going crazy after what seems to be an open declaration of gang war, it is up to ACP Pereira to set things straight. This web series explores the prevalence of drugs and mafia gangs in Goa and packs a punch with its stellar cast.
Director: Neel Guha
Writers: Vijay Maurya, Ayush Raina, Upendra Sadhye
Cast: Jim Sarbh, Kalki Koechlin, Mandira Bedi, Gulshan Devaiah, Amit Sial, Neil Bhoopalam, Tom Alter
This show follows the life of Kunaal Roy Kapur, a struggling actor who hasn’t yet made a mark in the industry. As a self-deprecating ‘sidehero’, he tries everything to rise to fame, right from taking his son along to Taimur’s birthday bash for ‘visibility’ to playing the role of a germ in a toilet cleaner commercial.
Director: Rohan Sippy
Writers: Nipun Dharmadhikari, Anuvab Pal
Cast: Kunaal Roy Kapur, Gauahar Khan, Arjun Kanungo, Shakti Kapoor, Gopal Dutt
At Mumbai police’s crime branch, an investigating officer is assigned a murder. It isn’t just any case. This one is personal and he is the only one who can find the culprit. Presented in the Eros Now ‘quickie’ format, the series offers short episodes of about nine minutes each.
Director: Nitesh Singh
Writer: Uddeept Dutt Gaur
Cast: Hiten Tejwani, Leena Jumani, Aryamann Seth, Prakash Ramchandani