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Amazon Prime Video gears up for Diwali

MUMBAI: This Diwali, Amazon Prime Video brings aroster filled with a variety of new releases across genres and languages. The festive week begins with the much awaited Amazon Exclusive ‘Laakhon Mein Ek’, a slice of life series created by stand up celebrity Biswa Kalyan Rath. Additionally, Amazon Prime Video brings to its viewers the Telugu movie ‘Arjun Reddy’, immediately after its theatrical release. Children can enjoy their Diwali break by celebrating friendship with an all new animated series, ‘Selfie With Bajrangi’.

Thriller fans can catch the season premiere of ‘Supernatural’ Season 13, as well as the digital release of Anna Gunn and James Purefoy starrer ‘Equity’. Adding on to the international titles are Amazon Original comedy series Red Oaks and Original documentary ‘City of Ghosts’.

HIGHLIGHTS

‘Laakhon Mein Ek’ is about 15-year-old Aakash, who wants to only make mimicry videos and post them online. Instead, he finds himself in an IIT coaching institute called Genius Infinity, where he is a misfit, unable to cope with the syllabus, and placed in the notorious section D. Now, along with roommates Bakri and Chudail, Aakash will learn to answer life’s multiple-choice questions.

‘Lore’ featuring Robert Patrick, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Adam Goldberg, Holland Roden, Colm Feore and Campbell Scott combines documentary footage, narration, historical mixed media and cinematic scenes to bring to life terrifying, but true stories. Celebrating the origins of the horror genre, Lore explores the real-life tales behind pop culture’s most legendary horror myths, such as vampires, changelings, werewolves, séances and possessed dolls.

‘Arjun Reddy’ meanwhile is the story of a brilliant medical student, who starts creating a self-destructive path after his girlfriend, first year medical student Preethi Sharma, is forced by her father to marry another man. Starring Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini as the lead, the blockbuster has been directed by debutant Director, Sandeep Vanga and produced under the banner, Bhadrakali Pictures.

‘Daddy’ is about gangster Arun Gawli, a man who scripted his own destiny, eventually going on to become one of India’s most feared gangsters. Today he remains an enigmatic figure; at once a volatile, power-hungry criminal for some and the respected “Daddy” or a modern day Robin Hood for the working-class neighborhood he belongs to. Daddy follows the intertwined fates of the world-weary Gawli as he attempts to enter politics and a frustrated Police inspector with a secret history of his own. An unfolding jigsaw puzzle, told from different points-of-view and spanning over four decades, Daddy is an unforgettable excursion into the Mumbai underworld.

In ‘Supernatural’ two brothers, Sam and Dean, follow their father’s footsteps as “hunters” fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth. In the premiere of Season 13, Sam and Dean are left to pick up the pieces following the loss of their mother, Crowley’s demise and Castiel’s death.

In the movie ‘Equity’ senior investment banker Naomi Bishop is threatened by a financial scandal and must untangle a web of corruption. Naomi Bishop is an investment banker determined to overcome a previous stain to her professional reputation, which is a challenge in the male dominated financial sector she works in. As Naomi in that spirit makes her move managing a burgeoning new tech IPO, she has to endure not only the condescension of her colleagues, but also her imperious client even as troubling new developments cloud the venture’s future. Against that, the probing of a college friend turned Federal investment law prosecutor and the conniving of her double-dealing boyfriend seem to be manageable complications, until a betrayal by a trusted colleague threatens to ruin everything.

‘City of Ghosts’ is a documentary that follows the efforts of “Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently,” a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face the realities of life undercover, on the run, and in exile, risking their lives to stand up against one of the greatest evils in the world today.

‘Red Oaks’ is in its third season . This is a coming-of-age comedy set in the “go-go” 80s about a college student enjoying a last hurrah before summer comes to an end–and the future begins.

‘Selfie with Bajrangi is set in the contemporary times in a small town in northern India. Bajrangi is an action-comedy animation TV series of friendship, fun and togetherness. The story is centered around the life of a young 9 year old boy called Ankush, who is rather meek and lives with his parents. One fine day, a mysterious nine-year old boy named Bajrangi enters their lives and changes their lives forever. Visible only to Ankush, Bajrangi is fun and adorable. A glutton when it comes to food, Bajrangi also knows how to share and how to care. To top it all he also has some magical, mythical powers to fly and to increase or decrease his size at will that gets blended well with his hi-tech, bejeweled multipurpose mace (‘Gadaa’) and his long, prehensile tail that can do anything and everything when needed.