Good things are happening at least one for industry, OTT, when it comes to the world of entertainment. With theaters not quite opening up and audiences starved of all the entertainment, it’s the OTT platform which has come as a huge respite. What is making this further special is the fact that just like their Western counterparts, even Indian series are coming up with the newer seasons of the hit web series and are only upping the scale further when it comes to the production values and of course the content.
This is what makes the second season of Hostages truly special as Ronit Roy is now on an even deadlier mission, what with him keeping none other than the Chief Minister of Haryana, Handa (played by Dalip Tahil) as a hostage. In comparison to this, the first season (where he had the family of a doctor, played by Tisca Chopra, kept as a hostage) seem far easier.
With the original source material (Israeli series Hostages) at his disposal, series show runner Sudhir Mishra is promising that the second season won’t just be far more thrilling but would also have immense emotional appeal. That is expected too as a life is at stake and the game has only turned bigger with newer characters (played by Divya Dutta and Dino Morea) coming to the fold. If the smashing promo of the second season is any indication, these actors would be bringing in further weight to the proceedings that are abound with several twists and turns.
It is also quite apparent that the production has scaled up in a big way as well, something which was expected as well considering the OTT market that has grown quite well in India. Moreover, Applause Entertainment has anyways gained quite some reputation by being the best in the business when it comes to creating content for this medium. No wonder, that has already been demonstrated very recently with their other hit offerings Avrodh, Undekhi and Your Honour, which are continuing to win audiences.
As per cinematographer turned director Sachin Kumar Krishnan, who would be helming the second season with Sudhir Mishra continuing to be the show runner, the second season would pretty much begin from where the first season ended, which means there won’t be any break in the thrills. If the first season concluded with a thrilling climax, the very prologue in the second season would be thrilling, hence unraveling further chapters in the tale that announces loud and clear – ‘Handa Zinda Hai’.
Also starring Shibani Dandekar and Shweta Basu in key roles along with Aashim Gulati and Mohan Kapur returning from the first season, Hostages Season 2 is set to stream from 9th September.