ALTBalaji launches its first Bengali series 'Dhimaner Dinkaal'

MUMBAI: Balaji Telefilm’s OTT platform ALTBalaji has launched its first original Bengali series ‘Dhimaner Dinkaal’ on 12 December.

Directed by Saugata Nandi, ‘Dhimaner Dinkaal’ features celebrated Bengali talents including Saswata Chatterjee, Sreelekha Mitra, Khoraj Mukherjee and Sudipta Banerjee.

‘Dhimaner Dinkaal’ is the story of an ordinary man who lives a life of simplicity away from the madness of technology and internet. The show will explore how his life takes an unexpected turn when he is forced into embracing the new world of technology.

This is the second regional web series from AltBalaji. Earlier, the OTT platform had launched a Tamil web series ‘Maya Thirrai’, apart from the regional stand-up comedy and content for kids. The platform is also offering its original Hindi shows with subtitles in three regional languages like Malayalam, Telugu, and Tamil.

The OTT platform is planning to launch 32 to 40 shows across genres such as comedy, drama, thriller, horror, and biography by next year. The channel is planning to launch shows like [XXXXX]’, ‘Selfiewali PM’, ‘Judaai’, ‘Punchbeat’, ‘Kehne Ko Humsafar Hai’, ‘Broken’, ‘Kapoors’, ‘Four Play’, ‘Girlgiri’, ‘Bandhan’, ‘Home’, ‘Vanity Fair’, ‘Mehrunisa’, ‘Cover Girl’, ‘EK Bhoot’, ‘The Mirza Girls’, ‘Dysfunctional’, ‘Mafia’, ‘Mangalyaan’ and ‘Kali’.

ALTBalaji is working on the comedy show ‘Four Play’ which will be launched by the end of December 2017. Dubbed as a ‘comedy of errors’, the show will explore the aspects of the lives of married couples.

The story revolves around two couples – Pooja & Raj who have been married for the past 10 years, and their best buddies Brinda and Bobby who are married for around 9 years. Like an ordinary couple, they are dealing with their daily lives till they are caught in the deep web of misunderstandings, which turns their mundane lives upside down.

The show is directed by Vandana Sajnani Khattar and stars popular artistes Rajesh Khattar, Gaurav Chopra, Kashmera Shah, Kubra Sait, Nikhil Dewan, Nitin Mirani, Vishakha Dugar and Aarti Khetarpal.

Since its launch on 16 April, ALTBalaji has registered two million downloads and paying subscribers from 75+ countries in less than two weeks of its launch. The countries include the US, Canada, UK, Australia, the Far East and UAE.

ALT Balaji’s current line-up includes ‘Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat’, ‘DevDD’, ‘Boygiri’, ‘Bewafaa Sii Wafaa’, ‘Romil and Jugal’, ‘Class of 2017,’ Ragni MMS 2.2, Test Case and ‘Cyber Squad’. The platform is also airing international shows such as ‘Endeavour’, ‘Murdoch Mysteries’, ‘Love/Hate’, ‘The Doctor Blake Mysteries Season 1’, ‘Cheu Yong’, ‘Gab Donc: The Serial Killer’, ‘Who Are You’ and ‘Signal’.