Entertainment21 November 2021
~Netflix releases the trailer of it’s upcoming thriller series, launching on December 10~
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Mumbai, November 22, 2021: A misty town, a forgotten myth and series of murders! Combine all this with a stellar cast and a gripping storyline, you are set up to unravel the intrigue. This December 10, Aranyak (referring to a forest or a forest dweller) will transport you to the fictitious town of Sironah, nestled in the hills to give you all the thrills! Mysteries are waiting to be solved in Netflix’s upcoming popcorn thriller starring the celebrated actress Raveena Tandon making her Netflix debut alongside an ensemble cast that includes Ashutosh Rana, Parambrata Chatterjee, Zakir Hussain, Meghna Malik and Indraneil Sengupta in pivotal roles. The series is produced by Roy Kapur Films and Ramesh Sippy Entertainment, Showrun by Rohan Sippy, Directed by Vinay Waikul and Written by Charudutt Acharya.
The trailer launched today gives us a sneak peek into the world of Aranyak with glimmers of murder, mystery and mayhem lying ahead. A stunning visual spectacle through unique projection mapping on the surrounding forest cover allowed audiences to witness the secrets of Sironah. Spanning over the mountains and foliage all around the venue, this first of its kind trailer launch moment truly breathed life into the entire experience. The trailer unveil was attended by Raveena Tandon, Ashutosh Rana, Zakir Hussain, Meghna Malik, Rohan Sippy, Vinay Waikul, Charudutt Acharya, Tanya Bami, Series Head, Netflix India and Jinesh kapoor, Series Head, Roy Kapur Films.
Talking about his thoughts on Aranyak, producer Siddarth Roy Kapur said, “At Roy Kapur Films we are always on the search for unique and diverse stories, and Aranyak is definitely one of those. We are happy to be deepening our relationship with Netflix after Yeh Ballet, and intend to continue to build a strong creative partnership going forward.” He further adds, “Rohan, Vinay and the team have given life to multi-dimensional characters from the intriguing world of Aranyak, which was beautifully conceptualized and written by Charu. We hope the audience will connect with the story and feel the thrill and chills, while being thoroughly engaged and entertained.”
Adding to this, Showrunner Rohan Sippy narrated his experience of working on Aranyak, “Aranyak is a dream turned reality for a lot of us. I remember when Charu told me about his experience while on holiday up in Himachal, where he encountered this intriguing, fascinating lady cop and that sparked the idea for Kasturi’s character. The story from there has just been fascinating to build. It was great to work with Sid again after 15 years and with Vinay who brought this excitement and energy to the project. And to top it all, getting to work with Raveena almost 30 years after we began our association made it all the more special.”
Talking about his experience while making Aranyak, Director Vinay Waikul said, “Making a series is a joyous experience but also a bit of a challenge, especially when you have to create a whole new world for the audiences to be invested in. The genre is something that attracts me as well as a wide set of audiences and with Aranyak we had a lot to explore with the actors as well as the overall treatment of the show. You have characters you can relate to, unforeseen plot twists and a shroud of mystery that leaves you thrilled and wanting to know more. Working with a talented set of crew members and actors that came together as a unit made the experience much more enjoyable.”
Sharing further details, Tanya Bami, Series Head, Netflix India, said, “We are thrilled to bring Aranyak, a layered crime series set in a small hilly town with mysterious inhabitants hiding secrets as dark as the forests that surround them. We are excited to have Raveena Tandon make her streaming debut with us as the very nuanced, complex and gritty local cop, Kasturi. Aranyak tees off a wholesome series slate that we are really excited to bring to our audience across 2022. We have a mix of everything our members love. Exciting dramas and thrillers, returning fan favourite seasons, headlining talent and a mix of the most exciting and eclectic creators.”
Get ready to have a chilling experience with Aranyak as it brings to you a tale filled with murder, mystery and mayhem on December 10, only on Netflix!
Producer: Roy Kapur Films, Ramesh Sippy Entertainment
Showrunner: Rohan Sippy
Director: Vinay Waikul
Writer: Charudutt Acharya
Cast: Raveena Tandon, Parambrata Chatterjee, Ashutosh Rana, Zakir Hussain, Megna Malik
About Roy Kapur films:
Roy Kapur Films is a film and digital media production house founded by Siddharth Roy Kapur. Siddharth is an eminent film producer, the President of the Producers Guild of India, and the former Managing Director of the Walt Disney Company India. He is also Co-Chair of the CII National Media and Entertainment Committee. Siddharth has consecutively featured in Variety’s Top 500 list of influential people in entertainment globally, and in the Hollywood Reporter Next Generation Asia Inaugural Class of Young Leaders, amongst numerous other accolades for his leadership and achievements. Siddharth’s filmography as a producer includes some of the biggest blockbusters as well as some of the most acclaimed and path-breaking films of Indian cinema. Roy Kapur Films, founded in 2017, produces movies and digital video content across scales and genres. RKF’s first production, The Sky Is Pink, starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim, was the only Asian film to be selected for the Gala Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in 2019, followed by BFI London Film Festival and Busan Film Festival. More recently, RKF’s musical drama for Netflix, Yeh Ballet, released worldwide to great acclaim. RKF's diverse slate of upcoming projects includes the Netflix Original thriller series Aranyak, the Sony Liv historical series Rocket Boys, and a series adaptation of William Dalrymple's magnum opus The Anarchy, as well as the war epic film Pippa and the comedy films Woh Ladki Hai Kahaan? and Gobar!
About Rohan Sippy:
Rohan Sippy has directed four Hindi feature films; Kuch Naa Kaho, Bluffmaster, Dum Maaro Dum, and Nautanki Saala. As a producer, his feature credits include Taxi 9211, Chandni Chowk to China, The President Is Coming, and Sonali Cable. He has directed Side Hero (Eros Now), Wakaalat From Home (Amazon Prime Video), and Sandwiched Forever (Sony Liv) along with directing episodes of the Indian adaptation of The Office (Hotstar) and Criminal Justice Season 2 (Hotstar). He is a director on the board of the Ramesh Sippy Academy of Cinema & Entertainment, a film school offering undergraduate degrees from Mumbai University. He also serves on the board of MAMI, Mumbai’s international film festival, as well as on the Core Committee of the Producers Guild of India.