With everything coming to a standstill, it is very important to look out for a ray of entertainment that will maintain positivity. Zee5 has been continuously working towards this motto. Zee5 is ready to launch its upcoming web series Phone-a-Friend. It falls under the sci-fi genre as it deals with a rom-com between a boy, a girl and a cellphone. The series is directed by Yash Dave and Allyson Patel, produced by Utopia films and co-produced by Anish N Surana, Ashish and Surabhi Mittal. The series stars Akhlaque Khan, Swati Kapoor and Manta in pivotal roles. ZEE5 recently released the official trailer of the same and the series is all set to premiere on 7th April 2020.
Phone-a-Friend web series Trailer
The series revolves around a boy who all of us sudden realizes that his phone is able to talk back to him. With time his phone becomes his closes companion and even helps him impress a girl he dotes on. The concept of the series is novel and never been explored before. Unlike the usual sci-fi shows, Phone-a-Friend fuses its sci-fi elements with humor which will make it a more pleasant watch. The romance is an added take from the series. From the trailer itself, the viewer’s attention is grabbed through the concept and plot. It also leaves behind a lingering mystery. Questions that arise include how the love story will blossom and whether the cell phone proves to be boon or bane in the life of the boy. Both the actors are seen in a convincing role as seen in the trailer. The story line and dialogues keep the viewer engaged throughout the trailer. Since the concept is different it will surely be fun to watch how it has been dealt with.
Phone-a-Friend revolves around a college professor named Varun ( Akhlaque Khan ). His life takes a different path when he realizes that his phone reciprocates to him. The phone turns into cupid for Varun and aids him to get the girl of his dreams, Jiya ( Swati Kapoor) to fall in love with him. The whole concept of a sci-fi show is unique and the trailer has surely uplifted peoples spirits.
Every show runs depending on how the actors fuse their characteristics with the characteristics of the character. Every character should be able to play the role with such conviction that the audience falls in love with a character. This show is different considering its concept. It features Akhlaque Khan, Mantra and Swati Kapoor in pivotal roles, the original series is about the friendship and romance between a girl, a guy and a smartphone.
Type: Web Series
Online Video Platform: Zee5
Director: Yash Dave and Allyson Patel
Cast: Akhlaque Khan, Mantra and Swati Kapoor
How to watch Phone-a-Friend?
Phone-a-Friend is a Zee5 original series. Owing to which it will only be available for viewing on Zee5 platform. The show will be available for streaming from 7th April 2020. To watch Phone-a-Friend, follow the next few simple steps:
- Download Zee5 from App store or Play store
- Subscribe to Zee5
- Login to your account
- Search for Phone-a-Friend which will be available for streaming from 7th April 2020 onwards
Phone a Friend Episodes leaked online by Tamil rockers?
Every show falls prey to piracy. Bad news fell into the laps of the makers of Phone-a-Friend as Tamilrockers, the nations leading torrent site for series, movies and shows leaked the full web series prior to its release. Tamilrokers allows free download and streaming of shows.
Modern day web series and online streaming platforms depend a lot on opening week traffic as a significant source of return on investment. With the onset of Tamilrockers and other online web series streaming sites, makers and digital streaming partners face a haunting task of dealing with this situation in their hands. Also taking into consideration the current economic status of the country, it is only through web series that the industry will be able to make money.
However, what Phone-a-Friend has going in its favor is that it has a unique concept. The show fuses the genres of sci-fi and rom-com which makes for an interesting watch. This will definitely attract a lot of people to the Zee5 app to watch the full web series online. Another aspect that should be taken into consideration is that in such times many people have opted for subscription of OTT platforms for the sake of entertainment purposes. They will prefer to make use of the money spent rather than searching for a pirated mere 480P or 720P print version of the show.
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