Hotstar to release Nagesh Kukunoor’s political thriller ‘City of Dreams’ on 3 May

MUMBAI: Video streaming platform Hotstar has revealed that its third Hotstar Specials series ‘City of Dreams’ will be released on 3rd May for its premium subscribers.

The platform has also launched the trailer of the political thriller directed by Nagesh Kukunoor. The show features a powerhouse cast comprising Priya Bapat, Siddharth Chandekar, Eijaz Khan, Atul Kulkarni, and Sachin Pilgaonkar.

‘City of Dreams’ is produced by Applause Entertainment and marks their second partnership with Hotstar after Criminal Justice. The third Hotstar Special, City of Dreams will be available in 7 different languages; Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam.

Set in Mumbai against the backdrop of Indian politics and elections, the show traces the journey of two siblings – Poornima and Ashish Gaikwad – and their thirst for power. The brother-sister duo will stop at nothing in their all-out battle to become the one true heir to their father’s legacy.

Will it be the son who many believe is the rightful successor and has always been with his father through thick and thin, or will it be the daughter who is a smart and manipulative woman wanting to prove herself in a male-dominated society? Or will their ambitions be thwarted by a host of other characters each with their own hidden agenda and motives?

Commenting on the release, Hotstar Chief Product Officer Varun Narang said, “We are aiming to create big bold and path-breaking content for Hotstar Specials. City of Dreams is an exciting political thriller, perfectly timed with the election fever in the country. We are delighted with the response to Roar of the Lion and Criminal Justice and hope that our viewers will enjoy City of Dreams equally.”

Applause Entertainment CEO Sameer Nair said, “The real-life nexus between politics, crime and industry makes for fertile ground to tell a compelling multi-season drama series. With the ‘City of Dreams’, we wanted to explore this genre. Triggered by an assassination attempt of a powerful political leader, a chain of events unfold threatening to engulf the entire city in a firestorm of ambition, deceit, and revenge. Nagesh has an innate understanding of the craft and has sculpted this high-end political drama with several layers. Headlined by a stellar ensemble cast, we’re excited to present this offering to our audiences.”

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