2018 gave birth to a culture that will live for ages. We saw Netflix turning our favorite books into feature films and web series. Netflix India, Amazon India and other OTT Platforms like ZEE5 and Hotstar are also lining up acquire the rights of popular books and turn them into web series. What started as Netflix’s original idea is now leading the future of Digital Content in India.
Popular Web Series and the Books they are based on:
Sacred Games is Based on a book by Vikram Chandra: Titled Sacred Games, this book released in 2008 and was published by Penguin India. Vikram Chandra is a renowned author and he is also known for his other works in writing. Sacred Games had the whole of India glued to their mobile screens, this exemplary web series is the kind of quality and standard cinema that the Indian diaspora deserves. Sacred Games season 2 is returning April 2019 and will have two more seasons. Mirzapur 2 is also in competition with Sacred Games for acquiring the title of best Indian Web Series.
The Bard of Blood-based on a Book by Bilal Siddiqi: This adoption of a popular book will see Emraan Hashmi making his Digital Debut. The Bard of Blood is a gripping story of a Spy who ends up working for both India and Pakistan. This incomparable tale of espionage will have everyone hooked. It will be no less than a pleasure to see Emraan Hashmi in a web series, where he will get to explore different territories in the acting domain and provide us with something we will cherish for a long time. Along with Emraan Hashmi, Bard of Blood also stars Sobhita Dhulipala, Suhail Nayyar and Ivan Rodrigues.
The Final Call based on a Book by Priya Kumar: The Final Call is already streaming on ZEE5 and acquiring rave reviews. The Final Call stars popular actors like Arjun Rampal, Sakshi Tanwar, and Vipin Sharma. The Final Call has 8 episodes and all of these episodes keep you on the edge of your seat. The mysterious way of storytelling adds to the feel and makes you experience something very unique. The eminent cast comes together to paint a lovely picture of entertainment. You cannot find faults in this well-crafted web series. Priya Kumar’s book “I will go with you” released in 2015 is also a great book written with an intricate emphasis on every character and plot.
The Vacation based on a Story from “Cheaters” by Novoneel Chakraborty: Cheaters released in 2018, it was an anthology with stories related to Cheating. The book did quite a number and was also received well. With a series of Cheating Tales, the book instantly struck a chord with the audience and had everyone appreciating. One of the stories titled “The Vacation” from the book is soon going to be a Web Series by Miraj Entertainment.
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