Yes, you have read it correctly! A new crime thriller called ‘Hostages’ will be released on Hotstar on the 31st of May. The buzz for this series is real not only because of the caste but also because it is an adaptation of the amazing Israeli TV series. In recent times platforms like Hotstar have provided great opportunity for Indian TV shows. The reach and attention gathered by such shows is really commendable. The story revolves around the life of a renowned surgeon who is at the crossroads of choosing between family and ethics.
The entire team of Hostages is packed with great talent and artists that we have loved in movies and TV shows. The leads for this series are Tisca Chopra and Ronit Roy. Parvin Dabas, Aashim Gulati, Mohan Kapoor, Malhaar Rathod, Sharad Joshi, Surya Sharma and Anangsha Biswas are playing some of the most interesting characters in the series.
Why it’s worth it?
The title of the series is a great metaphor for the audience. The series questions our consciousness with regard to the choices that we make at times when we are being controlled. The choice of free will and correct judgement are blind folded when family is the price that one has to pay. Hostages is hitting hard on these lines and therefore it’s highly recommended for the audience. The character development of the leads makes the watch worth it.
The Team Speaks
The trailer of the series was released on the 20th of this month on YouTube. The director and the two leads had a word with the media recently. Director Sudhir Mishra said, “The opportunity to adapt this for India and to direct this powerful ensemble is what directors’ dreams are made of.” He also thanked Applause Entertainment, Banijay Asia and Hotstar for such opportunity. Tisca Chopra spoke about how this show is closely knit to the lives of working women in India. She said that her character can be related to women who have had to struggle with jobs at hand while being a role model mother. She is extremely delighted to be a part of the show. Ronit Roy on the other hand claims that the story is so gripping that you will find yourself going through the entire series to find out what will happen next.
There is no doubt in saying that Indian TV series have been a magnet to attract audiences from all age. A series like ‘Hostages’ that fits as a perfect thriller must be on top of your binge-watching list. Mark the date and get ready for some grueling action on the 31st May on Hotstar.
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