Amazon Prime Video has announced an impressive line-up of Indian original shows slated to be released this year. The list includes both new productions such as Paatal Lok and the latest seasons of popular series such as Mirzapur. This list will be updated once more details are revealed.
‘Breathe’ Season 2
Breathe was Amazon Prime’s second original after Inside Edge. In the first season, Danny, played by R Madhavan, is a football coach trying to save his son, Josh. Kabir (Amit Sadh) is a police inspector. Josh requires an urgent lung transplant and Danny will stop at nothing to save his son’s life, including murder to find a donor. Kabir will ensure that justice is served to every fallen life. In the second season, Abhishek Bachchan replaces R Madhavan as the protagonist. Creator: Mayank Sharma, Abhijeet Deshpande
Seasons: 1 (2018)
‘Four More Shots Please’ Season 2
Rangita Pritish Nandy’s Four More Shots Please is a show about four fearless women, Damini Roy (Sayani Gupta), Anjana Menon (Kirti Kulhari), Umang Singh (Bani J), and Siddhi Patel (Maanvi Gagroo), living big city lives.
Creator: Rangita Pritish Nandy
Cast: Kirti Kulhari, Sayani Gupta, Bani J, Maanvi Gagroo
Seasons: 1 (2019)
‘Inside Edge’ Season 3
Amazon’s first Indian original series, Inside Edge is loosely based on the Indian Premier League. The series follows a Mumbai Mavericks, a fictional cricket team and their challenges once the ownership changes. Read our review for the second season here.
Creator: Karan Anshuman
Cast: Richa Chadha, Angad Bedi, Tanuj Virwani
Seasons: 2 (2017, 2019)
‘Made in Heaven’ Season 2
Kalki Koechlin and Shobhita Dhulipala starrer Made In Heaven debuted in March 2019. Set against the backdrop of big fat Indian weddings, the show follows two wedding planners, Karan and Tara who run the eponymous agency in Delhi.
Creators: Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti
Seasons: 1 (2019)
‘Mirzapur’ Season 2
Mirzapur (pictured above) is a crime thriller that revolves Akhandand Tripathi (Pankaj Tripathi), a carpet exporter and a mafia boss of the namesake town. Following an unfortunate shooting at a local wedding, two brothers get involved in Akhandanand Tripathi’s line of business in the lawless city.
Creator: Karan Anshuman, Puneet Krishna
Seasons: 1 (2018)
‘The Family Man’ Season 2
Shrikant Tiwari (Manoj Bajpayee) leads a double life. He’s a middle-class man who works for the government and he’s a spy for National Intelligence Agency. Read our review here.
Creator: Krishna DK, Raj Nidimoru
Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Samantha Annikeni
Season: 1 (2019)
Written by Amritpal Singh Bindra, Bandish Bandits is a love story of a classical singer, Radhe and a pop star, Tamanna.
Director: Anand Tiwari
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Atul Kulkarni
The well-received Hindi comedy reality show ran for two seasons. Now a Tamil spin-off is being made by Only Much Louder. Read our review here.
Cast: Rajmohan Arumugam, Karthik Kumar, Praveen Kumar
Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the series dwells on the underbelly of politics and is Saif Ali Khan’s Amazon Prime debut.
Writer: Gaurav Solanki
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Sarah Jane Dias, Sunil Grover
‘The Forgotten Army: Azaadi Ke Liye’
Director Kabir Khan’s mini-series is about Subhash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army. The show will be released on Friday, January 24.
Creator: Kabir Khan
Director: Kabir Khan
Cast: Sunny Kaushal, Sharvari, Rajvir Chauhan, Rohit Choudhary, Karanvir Malhotra, MK Raina
AIB co-founder and comedian Gursimran Khamba’s much-awaited political satire, Gormint, will finally get to see the light of day this year. The series was initially was supposed to star Irfan Khan. The cast now features Amol Palekar, Manav Kaul and Shikha Talsania.
Writer: Gursimran Khamba
Cast: Amol Palekar, Manav Kaul, Shikha Talsania
‘Mumbai Diaries 26/11’
Based on the three-day siege in Mumbai on November 26, 2008, Mumbai Diaries 26/11 is director Nikhil Advani’s (Batla House, Kal Ho Na Ho) digital debut.
Director: Nikhil Advani
Cast: Konkona Sen Sharma, Mohit Raina, Tina Desai
Touted as a scathing commentary on modern-day India and politics, Paatal Lok is a thriller starring Gul Panag, Neeraj Kabi, and Jaideep Ahlawat.
Writer: Sudip Sharma
Cast: Gul Panag, Neeraj Kabi, Jaideep Ahlawat
‘Sons of Soil – Jaipur Pink Panthers’
The non-fiction series Sons of Soil – Jaipur Pink Panthers follows the eponymous kabaddi team owned by Abhishek Bachchan.
Cast: Abhishek Bachchan
‘The Last Hour’
Oscar awardee, director Asif Kapadia makes his Indian debut with The Last Hour, a supernatural thriller starring Sanjay Kapoor and Raima Sen.
Creators: Amit Kumar
Cast: Sanjay Kapur, Raima Sen