Producer Pushpendra Nath Misra on Wednesday reported his forthcoming Netflix series Choona, featuring Jimmy Sheirgill, Namit Das, and Monika Panwar.
The show will mark the Ghoomketu director’s introduction to the long-form series format.
A heist comedy-drama, Choona follows an impossible group of individuals who unite as one to bring down a common enemy — a corrupt politician who has violated them — utilizing ‘jugaad’ as their only weapon.
The troupe cast likewise incorporates Aashim Gulati, Vikram Kochhar, Gyanendra Tripathi, Chandan Roy, Atul Srivastava and Niharika Lyra Dutt.
Discussing the show, Pushpendra Nath Misra said, “What comes to your mind when you hear the word Choona? For me, it is the quintessentially Indian flavour of ‘choona lagaana’ (deceive someone).”
“The excitement of discovering who deceived whom and how they did it is incomparable, especially when it’s the weak pitted against the powerful. There’s no synonym that can do justice to this feeling. Since we are all about the drama and rooting for the underdogs,” the director added.
Pushpendra Nath said the show is the ideal mix of the heist genre with the “lightness of a comedy”. “Put this together with amazingly talented actors in a long-form series format, and you get ‘Choona’,” he concluded.
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