Top 5 ALTBalaji shows to binge-watch during this Diwali
Hyderabad: Diwali is near which means that your holiday vibes are about to kick in. Diwali is spent in dressing up in our best traditional finery, meeting friends, gorging on sweets and spending time with family However, this family bonding is incomplete without some comfort viewing and what better way to do that than binge-watch some of the best web-series. So, this Diwali unwind yourself with five best ALTBalaji shows.
- Baby Come Na – If you are looking out for light-hearted entertainment then this is the best option for you. Directed by Farhad Samji, the show is an adaptation of Paritosh Painter’s English-Hindi bilingual play Double Trouble and narrates the crazy, convoluted and insanely funny lives of Sarah, Sophie and Adi. The series will feature the ensemble cast who are known for their impeccable comic timing – Shreyas Talpade, Chunkey Pandey, Kiku Sharda and the glamorous Shefali Jariwala and Manasi Scott and will leave you in splits.
- The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family – This ALTBalaji original introduces a different genre altogether. A blend of drama, dark comedy and suspense, this gripping narrative interspersed with stellar performances will keep you hooked. The series introduces us to the not so perfect Ranauts and marks the debut of ace actor Kay Kay Menon. The family finds it difficult to deal with each other’s imperfections. It’s clandestine affairs come tumbling out when Samar returns home after eight years with his family. His elder brother Vikram is certainly not pleased with the turn of events. Bitterness surfaces as the brothers clash and involve the entire family in the crossfire.
- Dev DD – An eye opener and one of its kind, this show is about a modern young woman trying her best to break stereotypes on how an Indian female is supposed to be. It’s the female version of Devdas where feminism, sexism, homophobia and a lot of other things that the society refuses to address are highlighted. It revolves around Vicky; the type of girl society usually frowns upon. This defines feminism in every possible way.
- Bose: Dead/Alive – This show is based on the book ‘India’s Biggest Cover-up’ by activist Anuj Dhar. It’s a historical period drama featuring Rajkumar Rao portraying the title role. It revolves around a series of events post Subhash Chandra Bose’s death in a “plain crash”.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was a freedom fighter who, despite his ideological differences with Mahatma Gandhi, gathered up an army to fight for the country’s independence. But 72 years since his mysterious disappearance or apparent death, the country now only remembers him as the man whose death opens a pandora’s box of conspiracy theories. Was he even in that plane that crashed in Formosa in 1945? Or did he miraculously escape? These are the questions that form the premise of ALTBalaji’s web series, Bose: Dead/Alive. It reveals the untold story that was kept under the wraps up to date.
- Home – A heart tugging and hard-hitting story of a middle-class family, whose world comes crashing down when they receive a house eviction notice! What follows next is the struggle of a family to protect their home from demolition and how they stand by each other as a pillar of strength and support. The series is a family’s emotional journey, which will strike a chord with anyone who understands the importance of shelter in life.