Hotstar’s second original show ‘Criminal Justice’ to debut on 5 April

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MUMBAI: After debut of its Hotstar Specials show ‘Roar of the Lion’, video on demand (VoD) Hotstar has launched its second Special ‘Criminal Justice’, a scintillating drama marking the debut of director Tigmanshu Dhulia along with Vishal Furia. Hotstar Specials presents ‘Criminal Justice’ will be streaming from 5th April and will be available in seven languages.

The show features a powerhouse of talent from Pankaj Tripathi, Vikrant Massey to Mita Vashisht and Anupriya Goenka. The surprise package in the newly launched trailer is Jackie Shroff who makes his digital debut with the show.

A BBC Studios India production presented by Applause Entertainment, the show is the Indian adaption of the hit BBC series Criminal Justice, which was also later adapted into the Emmy Award winning HBO show ‘The Night of’.

Commenting on the second big release of Hotstar specials, Hotstar EVP and chief product officer Varun Narang said, “With Hotstar Specials collaborating with Applause Entertainment, we aim to bring some of the best stories to the Indian audiences which will be showcased on Hotstar. One such story is Criminal Justice which is an Indian adaptation of the original BBC series. The crime thriller and mind-blowing storyline will keep the audiences wanting for more. We are glad to associate with great talent like Tigmanshu Dhulia, Pankaj Tripathi and Vikrant Massey. Not to miss out on Jackie Shroff’s digital debut.”

Speaking about the association with Hotstar Specials, Applause Entertainment CEO Sameer Nair said, “As a Content Studio, we at Applause have stayed focused on creating premium Indian drama series that will engage and resonate with audiences. Our endeavour to build a world-class digital content ecosystem through compelling storytelling will be catalysed through Hotstar Specials’ rich programming slate. On this project – with BBC Studios India as our production partner, with multi- faceted actors and excellent directors on board, Criminal Justice is the perfect show to commence this journey with India’s biggest streaming platform Hotstar.”

‘Criminal Justice’ captures Aditya Sharma’s (Vikrant Massey) journey, as one incident completely turns around his life. 24-year-old Aditya Sharma, lives with his middle-class family in Mumbai. He is ambitious but is aware of his middle-class roots, a decent boy who drives his father’s cab to add to the family income. But life turns upside down for him when his last trip for the night ends with him being accused of the brutal murder of his female passenger. As skeletons tumble out of his closet, one begins to wonder whether Aditya Sharma is innocent or actually guilty of a gruesome crime?

Hotstar Specials, the new label launched by India’s biggest OTT player – Hotstar- brings big, bold, authentic stories created by some of the biggest storytellers, the first of which was ‘Roar of the Lion’, a story on Chennai Super Kings amazing comeback under the leadership of MS Dhoni.

Hotstar Specials will be available exclusively as part of the recently launched Hostar VIP service. Featuring some of the most unconventional stories, every show on Hotstar Specials will be available to crores of consumers across India in 7 languages i.e. Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.


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