Hungama strengthens its regional footprint, launches its first Tamil web series ‘Maaya Thotta’
· The six-episode series will set the ball rolling for Hungama in Tamil with a tale of suspense and action.
Chennai, March 2023
Hungama, India’s largest digital entertainment company announces the launch of ‘Maaya Thotta’, its first Tamil original. The show features popular stars of the Tamil entertainment industry Chaitra Reddy, Amit Bhargav and Kumaran Thangarajan. The series kicks off with the assassination of a Minister under mysterious circumstances amidst the presence of high security. The police investigation to unveil the truth behind the sinister murder, turns into a race against time.
Suspense, action, and drama woven together into one of the most nail-biting stories with an unpredictable ending, “Maaya Thotta” makes for the complete package. Directed by Nandhakumar Raju, the show is produced by Madhu Alexander & Prabhu Antony in association with Hungama.
Speaking about the show, Siddhartha Roy, CEO, of Hungama Digital Media said, “Our vision at Hungama has always been to create, innovate and deliver entertainment through our original library of content. With our first Tamil original series Maaya Thotta, we are making an entry into the Tamil regional market which is a step forward in the direction of expanding our footprint in the South. We strongly believe that our audiences will enjoy the series, the high impact performances of the actors and compelling storyline. We further intend to launch more shows that will appeal to the audiences in the regional demographics, especially the South and provide them with a complete package of entertainment”.
Director Nandhakumar Raju said, “Households, particularly in the South thrive on content that entails suspense and action and my aim was to offer them just that. Maaya Thotta is a story that will make the audiences wonder and engage in thought. It is a story that I hope will gain mounting interest from the audience and appreciation for its unique, different and riveting storyline. I am delighted to have the chance to direct Hungama’s first original Tamil series and look forward to working with them on more projects in the future.”
Model and actress Chaitra Reddy said, “I am thrilled to be a part of Hungama’s first Tamil original show. Maya Thotta is a perfect blend of suspense and action with a pinch of humour involved. Personally, playing the role of a police inspector was quite empowering and refreshing. I am sure the audience will be in for a complete rollercoaster of thoughts to determine the real culprit. I look forward to the audience’s positive review of the show and hope it is a complete entertainer for them.”
Audiobook narrator and popular actor Amit Bhargav said, “Suspense and action are genres that are close to the heart of every Tamil household. Maya Thotta’s engaging and unique storyline will keep the audience wanting for more. Getting into the character’s skin and navigating through every twist and turn of the story was exciting. I am glad to have shared screen space with Chaitra and Kumaran and play a pivotal character in Hungama’s first Tamil original.”
Talented actor Kumaran Thangarajan said, “I play the role of a security detail with secrets of his own that will turn out to be one of the biggest plot twists in the show. I am sure the audience will never have seen it coming and the unpredictability at every step is exactly the USP of the show. Being Hungama’s first Tamil original and being able to be a part of it holds significance for me too. I hope that the series is well-received by the audience and is lauded for its exceptional storytelling.”