Bengali original series ‘Abar Proloy’ starring Saswata Chatterjee, Gaurav Chakrabarty, Paran Bandopadhyay, Ritwick Chakraborty, Koushani Mukherjee and June Maliah in pivotal roles is all set for its premiere on ZEE5 Global from August 11.
Directed and produced by Raj Chakraborty, and produced by Subhashree Ganguly, the action-thriller is Raj’s first-ever web series on the ZEE5 Global platform. Spanning across 10 episodes, this massy Bengali cop drama revives the beloved character of Animesh Dutta [played by Saswata Chatterjee], a special crime branch officer who is sent to Sunderbans to hunt down the deadly mastermind who is invisible for years and is running a wide-spread human trafficking racket. Animesh plunks into a cobweb of crimes to fulfil his mission, starting off by saving a minor Dugga, from the clutches of ‘Hujjas’, a gang of young hooligans ruling the island.
Chakraborty shares: “Any form of content should showcase the raw and real nature of the world, with a hint of entertainment. While making ‘Abar Proloy’, I wanted to cultivate awareness about the criminality of human trafficking that targets innocent, minor girls.
“Saswata Chatterjee’s marvellous embodiment of Animesh Dutta helped me create an essence of fearlessness instilled by a heroic cop with a calm and chill attitude. The entire cast and crew have given it their heart and soul to bring alive individual characters and my vision for my first web-series. I am optimistic of the audience response for my debut in the digital space.”
‘Abar Proloy’, which translates as repeat disaster, is all about Animesh Dutta, ripping out layers of mysterious elements to unveil a forgotten tale of friendship, jealousy, passion, love, and revenge. The quirky cop is faced with opposition from Kanu [played by Gaurav Chakraborty], the devious mastermind, the island’s godman Shambhu Babu [played by Ritwick Chakraborty], and his gorgeous second-in-command Mohini Maa [played by Koushani Mukherjee].
Saswata Chatterjee said: “Animesh Dutta is a character that is very close to me. I have always loved crime and detective dramas, and I am grateful to Raj for believing that I would be a perfect fit for this character. I am very excited to see the audience’s reaction to the revival of Animesh in ‘Abar Proloy’.”
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Gaurav Chakrabarty noted: “I have mostly played the dashing, charming heroes in my career. Essaying the character of ‘Kanu’ in ‘Abar Proloy’ has been a much-needed refresher. I was a little anxious about this change, but the confidence that Raj da, Saswata da, and my other co-stars showed in me, helped me do justice to my character. I am really eager to know how my fans will respond to this new ‘bad-boy’ version of me.”
Koushani Mukherjee stated: “My debut in this industry was with Raj Chakraborty Sir’s direction. It brings me immense joy to be able to be a part of this new journey in the digital space with him. All the hard-work and effort we have put into this web-series will be worth it when viewers enjoy watching our series ‘Abar Proloy’ on ZEE5 Global.”
Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global, added: “We are pleased to team up with Raj Chakraborty for his inaugural web-series, 'Abar Proloy'.
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“This captivating thriller delves into the prevailing issue of human trafficking, offering thought-provoking insights. Boasting exceptional performances and a compelling storyline, the series promises to enthrall our audience while leaving a profound impact.”
*Info: ‘Abar Proloy’