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Netflix and Abhishek Chaubey Create the Perfect Recipe for a Dark-Comedy, Crime Drama with ‘Soup’

Netflix and Abhishek Chaubey Create the Perfect Recipe for a Dark-Comedy, Crime Drama with ‘Soup’

An unconventional drama mixed in with some dark comedy is what audiences can expect from Netflix and celebrated filmmaker, Abhishek Chaubey as they come together once more. Known for his directorial work on Ray and Ankahi Kahaniyan and producing Raat Akeli Hai, Soup is headlined by a truly powerful cast and critically acclaimed actors, Konkona Sensharma and Manoj Bajpayee. The lead actors and showrunner and director, Abhishek Chaubey can be seen cooking up a storm in a first-look, behind-the-scenes video. The dark-comedy crime series is produced by Macguffin Pictures. 

Loosely based on a true-life incident, Soup is the story of Swathi Shetty (Konkona Sensharma), an incompetent cook who dreams of having a restaurant of her own someday and her suspicious husband, Prabhakar (Manoj Bajpayee) who won’t help with her aspirations and has doubts of his own. Soon fate gives her an opportunity and she starts to cook up a master plan. But things don’t go as intended, as whimsical characters and amateur villains ruin the broth. 

Abhishek Chaubey, who returns to Netflix after Raat Akeli Hai and Ray said,Working with Netflix for Soup has been really exciting and I’m thrilled to share our story with audiences all across the world. We’ve had a wonderful experience shooting Manoj, Konkona and the entire cast and crew of Soup, can’t wait to showcase this motley bunch of idiosyncratic characters.”

‘Soup’ to be served, only on Netflix. Stay tuned.


Showrunner & Director: Abhishek Chaubey

Producers: Honey Trehan and Chetana Kowshik

Created By: Abhishek Chaubey, Unaiza Merchant, Anant Tripathi, Harshad Nalawade 

Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Konkona Sensharma, Nasser, Sayaji Shinde and Lal

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