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HYDERABAD: The success of Gods of Dharmapuri (G.O.D), a trendy net sequence in Telugu streaming on Zee5, has made its producer, Hyderabad-based Radhika Lavu a reputation to reckon with within the film circles. Directed by Anish Kuruvilla, G.O.D is a drama that gives thrills at each level together with compelling character arcs. It’s a gripping saga of energy struggles set in a fictitious mining city, Dharmapuri, close to the Andhra and Karnataka border.
After the success of the primary season, the filmmaker is all set to work on one other season. Radhika, 34, has over 10 years of expertise within the film subject and is the founding father of city-based manufacturing home El lanar Movies. She is subsequent producing a dialog led six-episode net sequence known as Unheard primarily based in Hyderabad within the interval from 1900 to 1950. The conversations will revolve across the unheard tales of widespread folks. She talks to Hyderabad Specific in regards to the success of her net sequence, how language is now not a language barrier with OTTs, and extra.
One yr of G.O.D
The response obtained for the primary season of G.O.D has been overwhelming. After I look again, I realise that the explanation the viewers broadly appreciated G.O.D, was as a result of the characters weren’t bigger than life, they have been relatable, individuals who you come throughout in your every day life – the underdogs. The viewers may relate to the feelings depicted by the actors and therefore, they linked to the present so profoundly.
Season two on the anvil
With the scope, elasticity, and evolution of the characters in addition to the story as a complete, we knew that we didn’t need to restrict ourselves to season one however create a brand new universe. I’m excited for season two the place we’re going to narrate a totally completely different story set within the backwaters of Andhra, however in the identical G.O.D universe with a feminine protagonist. The second season will very tactfully take off from the place the primary season ended.
Rise of regional content material on OTT, language now not a barrier
The spike in viewership of OTT is a ray of hope for filmmakers who’re eager on offering viewers with a compelling nicely shot storyline. This gives avenues for brand new and impartial filmmakers from throughout India to succeed in out to OTT platforms with their prepared made content material which has been shot on a low price range. Varied OTT platforms can surpass the traditional to accommodate new-age genres and varied languages. There’s a sea of content material accessible available in the market and the present state of affairs offers an opportunity to deep dive into this sea and fish out the very best content material.
New traits in movie trade
Many huge movies registered a brief run on the field workplace in the beginning of the Covid-19 disaster. Filmmakers commenced exploring a re-release on OTT platforms. Medium and small price range movies explored the OTT launch path to get well investments. With the rise in subscription and eventual viewer base, OTT is steadily taking priority over the opposite mediums of leisure.
The spike in viewership is a ray of hope for filmmakers. Whereas the digital launch of movies is already a development, it’s choosing up much more now. Large OTT gamers began collaborating for direct releases. This may even open avenues for impartial filmmakers whose work doesn’t see the sunshine of the day in addition to completely different genres past the commercially worthwhile ones.
— Tamanna S Mehdi tamanna@newindianexpress. com @tamannamehdi