Amazon Prime Video will launch its first Hindi horror series ‘Adhura’ on July 7, according to an announcement from the streaming service. Described as a “gripping and suspenseful journey into the supernatural realm”, the show features Rasika Dugal, Ishwak Singh, Shrenik Arora and Poojan Chhabra in leading roles. The seven-episode series is written by Ananya Banerjee, who has also directed along with Gauravv K Chawla, according to a press release. It has been produced by Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani and Nikkhil Advani of Emmay Entertainment.
Set around the themes of guilt, remorse, and revenge, Adhura unfolds across two timelines set in 2022 and 2007, as chilling secrets and events plague the students and staff of a prestigious boarding school. What begins as a nostalgic reunion turns sinister when Adhiraj Jaisingh (Ishwak Singh) meets Vedant Malik (Shrenik Arora), a troubled 10-year-old student. As the past and present collide, a dark secret threatens to emerge. , linking Adhiraj to Vedant,” reads the official plot.
Aparna Purohit, Head of India Originals at Prime Video, said she is confident ‘Adhura’ will engage, provoke and captivate her subscribers.
“Adhura is a complex, layered and immersive world where once familiar corridors and corridors become a maze of fear and uncertainty. Supernatural horror is an extremely popular genre not only in India but across the globe , so we are very excited to partner with Nikkhil Advani once again, in a genre that neither Emmay Entertainment nor Prime Video have attempted before,” he said.
Advani said he is excited to partner with Prime Video after his 2021 medical drama ‘Mumbai Diaries 11/26’. “This series explores the depths of human emotions, showcasing the complexity of relationships. With every twist and turn, it will captivate and leave viewers yearning for more. The cast was wonderful to work with, especially Shrenik Arora, who, I’m sure, It will come out as a surprise package,” he added. ‘Adhura’ also stars Rahul Dev, Zoa Morani, Rijul Ray, Sahil Salathia, Aru Krishansh Vera, KC Shankar and Jaimini Pathak.