ZEE5's commitment to offering range and a wide variety of content in various formats in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarathi, Bengali and other languages is unparalleled. The streaming giant has made a name for itself nationwide, thanks to its excellent track record. On the feature film front, it has streamed the likes of 'Roudram Ranam Rudhiram' to a blockbuster response. Several other Telugu hits have also been streamed successfully. On the web series front, ZEE5 has been spectacular. After presenting the comedy-drama 'Oka Chinna Family Story' from Pink Elephant Pictures, 'Loser 2' from Annapurna Studios stable, 'Gaalivaana' from BBC Studios and NorthStar Entertainment, 'Recce', 'Maa Neella Tank', 'Paper Rocket', and 'Hello World' in recent times, it is all set to bring out a new Telugu-language web series titled 'ATM'.
The teaser, released last week, already did the function of effectively introducing the world of this promising Dil Raju production. On Tuesday, presenter Shirish as well as producers Harshith Reddy and Hanshitha in association with ZEE5 brought out the show's rive compelling trailer. The show's story has been written by Harish Shankar. As its showrunner, he nurtures 'ATM' to feel like a full-on commercial film!
VJ Sunny's character Jagan starts saying that there are two ways to prosperity - the first one is the righteous path, while the second half is the wrong path. He and his three partners in crime believe in stealing money from others and getting rich real quick. We then see visuals of cops getting anxious about the heist of Rs 25 crore. Then there is a politician who has to make Rs 25 crore ready at the earliest so that he gets a ticket from a political party.
What began as a heist became a game of survival, the trailer says. Subbaraju's character is heard drawing the analogy of migratory birds to indicate that the protagonist and his gang are on the run. The trailer ends on an impactful note with VJ Sunny's character saying that he will do whatever it takes if his life is at stake.
Director C Chandra Mohan has definitely delivered the goods by implementing the showrunner's vision. The Trailer is one of the best for a web series in recent times.
The series will stream on ZEE5 on January 20.
The heist drama series comes with dexterous screenplay, dramatic scenes and sensibilities in telling the story of four youngsters from the slums of Hyderabad. They are petty thieves who do thievery for subsistence. One day, they find themselves trapped in a huge robbery case and become the most-wanted accused. Their journey toward survival and redemption is what the series is about.
Sunny as Jagan
Krishna as Karthik
Raviraj as Abhay
Roiel Shree as Harsha
Subbaraju as Hegde
Prudhvi as Gajendra
Divya Vani as CI Umadevi
Divi as Ramya Nayak
Harshini as Niloufer
Ramakrishna as Seth
Shafi as Mentor
Dayanandh Reddy as Yesu Babu
Rohini Naidu as Gulabi
Story writer, Creator, Showrunner: Harish Shankar
Screenplay, Direction: C Chandra Mohan
Additional Screenplay: Phani
Dialogue: Vijay Muthyam, CP Emmanuel
Cinematography: Monic Kumar G
Music: Prashanth R Vihari
Editing: Ashwin S
Art: Srinivas Punna
Co-Direction: Krishna Shankar Chinta
Executive Producer: Akul N
Casting: Puhpa Bhaskar
Production: Harshith Reddy, Hanshitha on Dil Raju Productions
CEO: Meher Kilaru