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RGV makes OTT debut with Dhahanam

The web series is set in rural India and revolves around a son avenging his father’s death. Ram Gopal Verma says that it is not a crime thriller but is about thrilling crimes that can create an adrenaline rush.

Looks like streaming platforms has caught frenzy among everyone in the film industry and the latest one to foray in this medium is Ram Gopal Verma. The producer has announced his first web series, ‘Dhahanam’ on MX Player.

The story revolves around a son avenging his father’s death. Set against the backdrop of revenge, bloodshed and oppression, the seven-part series stars Isha Koppikar, Abhishek Duhan, Naina Ganguly, Ashwatkanth Sharma, Parvathy Arun, Sayaji Shinde, Abhilash Chaudhary and Pradeep Rawat in pivotal roles.

Talking about the show, producer Ram Gopal Varma said, “Dhahanam tells not a story of just revenge, but the story of a circle of revenge. It is not a crime thriller but about thrilling crimes that are designed to create an adrenaline pumping exhilaration. With this show, we have not gone one extra mile, but went many miles with intense method actors living in their roles to do justice to the story’s violent demands. Our entire team eagerly waiting to see the audiences’ reaction.”

Set in rural India, the show features the murder of Sri Ramulu, a communist worker. His son, Hari, is a rebel operating from the forest in a guerrilla war with the landlords and is enraged by the news of his father’s death. He takes it upon himself to hunt down the culprit behind the murder of his father, which leads to an intense conflict-ridden war between the most influential people in the village.

Originally made in Telugu, it is also dubbed in Hindi and Tamil. Dhahanam will start streaming from April 14.

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