Trailer Launch of Hey Prabhu, MX Original series in Delhi
Series to throw light on the lives of millennials in an era of online boom jazzed up with filters and emojis Vs the emotional dilemma they face in the real world.
‘Hey Prabhu’ to stream for free on MX Player from 20th February.
Life and Times have changed and our society has metamorphosed into a digital village, if we take the life of a millenial we see that they spend an unprecedented amount of time talking on their smartphones. There have been incidents wherein it has been found that a certain individiual is extremely popular and practically a social media celebrity who has no takers in real life, against this backdrop a web series is slated to be streamed from February 20th, ellaborating on the delemas of a mellenials life.
Show is called ‘Hey Prabhu’, which takes a light hearted view of the contemporary lifestyle of a milennial. The series projects with a tinge of humour. contradictions of the milleniels exist everyday wherein an individual is engrossed in the cyber world having scant regard for the realities of his day to day life. Studies have shown that nearly 4 in 10 millennials (39%) interact more with with smartphones than they do with their significant others, parents, friends, children or co-workers. Tarun Prabhu , the main character’s life depicts the same in the show. Online, he is a social media hero and gets millions of likes and views on his every post. On the other hand in professional life, his boss doesn’t like him, his love life is not doing good and his parents dont understand him.
MX Player, the world’s largest local video player and a leading streaming platform is all set to present the viewers a new age story with Hey Prabhu – an MX Original Series. Series is being directed by Shashanka Ghosh, director of Veere Di Wedding movie, the show com toes this fun and a slice of life dramedy and stars Rajat Barmecha, Achint Kaur, Sheeba Chaddha, Ritu Raj Singh, Parul Gulati and Prynca Talukdar in pivotal roles. The show streams for free starting 20th February only on MX Player.
Speaking to HIGH ON PERSONA during the release of trailer Shashanka Ghosh said, “Hey Prabhu is a lighthearted take on the psyche of the millennials and what keeps them ticking on a daily basis. In a world that’s largely virtual, the series talks about real-life problems that this breed of youngsters battle – be it on the home front or at work. With comedy as a backdrop – the show highlights the complexity of both, the little as well as the big problems.”
Elaborating about his role and charector in forthcoming show , Rajat Barmecha informed , “Tarun is the anti thesis of the quintessential Sharma ji ka ladka. On the work front, he excels with the understanding of social media and delivers above expectation but on the personal front, he doesn’t seem able to deal with the mess his life is in. He is a millennial who has issues that many may deem unnecessary but are very real to him. I hope the audiences enjoy the series as much as we enjoyed making it.”
Show portrays the brutal fact of how the mellenials get far moved from reality while getting enmeshed in the intricacies of the digital world. it shows the pratogonist as a successful professional and social media celebrity who is a miserable failure on the personal front where he can’t relate either to his parents or siblings or peers which ultimately makes his life an uphill task.
Every character of the show plays an integral part to the plot, speaking about the show further Parul Gulati added , “Every character in the show fits in to add an element that is integral to the story. This is the story of every millennial and I am certain it’s going to resonate with one and all in a very unexpected way. It was fun to shoot with such a talented bunch for Hey Prabhu. I can’t wait for the show to go live on the 20th Feb”.
There are no secrets of the protagonist , he does not hide anything from others. He has a devil may care attitude but at the same time, he craves for attention. Tarun is the quintessential millennial. He likes women but doesn’t want to make a commitment. On the surface, Tarun Prabhu represents all things cool with a fun fashion sense, a sexy man bun.