Amid the craziness of people trying to reach the heights on social media with menace into their own hands, the upcoming web series titled “Escaype Live” dives into the virtual world to unveil its dark realities.
It’s a nine-episode series starring Jaaved Jaaferi, Shweta Tripathi Sharma, Ritvik Sahore, Plabita Borthakur, Swastika Mukherjee, Waluscha D’Souza, Sumedh Mudgalkar, Geetika Vidya Ohlyan, Rohit Chandel, Jagjeet Sandhu and Aadyaa Sharma. Written by Siddharth Kumar Tewary and Jaya Mishra, the tale presents a scenario of characters involved adopting different risky methods prioritising their popularity and money worth Rs 3 crore through a contest.
In the show, a much talked about application in the country called “Escaype Live” declares a competition where numerous content creators, who are on different journeys, work for one aim: to make viral content succeed.
One life studios, a video-distribution company (born from Swastik Productions), has produced the series with the assistance of team members like Managing Director Rahul Kumar Tewary, Senior Director Anmol Surve, Producer Saket Saawhney, Chief Content Head Gayatri Gill, DoP Aseem Mishra, Screenwriter Ranveer Pratap Singh, Commercial Head Sandeep Gulati and others. The Disneyplushotstar platform on Tuesday released the trailer.
“At its core ‘Escaype Live’ gives us an insight into the minds of people living in the world of social media. Are we ready? Or are we already in it,” PTI quoted Tewary as saying.
The official synopsis from the steamer states, “Set in the landscape of contemporary India, the series explores the different journeys of six regular Indians as they struggle to win, fame and fortune on a social media app called Escaype live which promises big money to the winning contestant. Will the lines between the real and virtual begin to blur as they gear up for the contest?”
Various social media influencers like Saloni Gaur and Faisal Sheikh took to their platforms stating Escaype Live. It will include eternal repercussions for their actions considering their urge to win the contest, irrespective of the extent. The trailer has sent excitement to people, making them guess what’s more.
According to Head, Content Disney+ Hotstar and HSM Entertainment Network, Disney Star India, Gaurav Banerjee, the series is the streamer’s first-ever social-thriller that “holds a mirror to our society”. “With Siddharth Kumar Tewary’s creative genius and the talented ensemble cast, we hope audiences enjoy the series’ unique storyline,” Banerjee added.
The show was shot in prominent cities such as Delhi, Bangalore, Benaras, Jaisalmer, Gujarat and Mumbai to showcase the cultural significance and how social media has consequences on people, including remote locations. Moreover, entertainment industry tracker Ramesh Bala had shared that the shooting of the series began on October 29, 2020.
“Wow!!! That’s the thing I want. This web series shows the reality of nowadays social media culture….,” commented @the._.chirag00, an Instagram user. Another user, @_thodifilmy_thodisayani_ wrote, “Damn! The trailer is too eye-catching! Cannot wait.” Netizens seem delighted as Escaype Live becomes inescapable to watch on May 20.