The leading OTT platform Amazon Prime Video on April 28, 2022, announced over 40 new exciting titles of its upcoming projects in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu including original series, original movies, and co-productions at its first-ever Prime Video Present India showcase event in Mumbai. The streamer will release these projects over the next two years.
The slate includes the most-awaited new seasons of superhit series like Pankaj Tripathi led Mirazpur, Jitendra Kumar starrer Panchayat, and Manoj Bajpayee led The Family Man and Pankaj Tripathi led Mirzapur among them.
Along with that, the streamer announced the titles of some fresh web series including ace filmmaker dup Raj Nidhimoru and Krishna DK, popularly known as Raj & DK’s upcoming comedy series Gulkanda Tales and Farzi, Naga Chaitanya starrer Dhootha, and Shujaat Saudagar directorial Bambay Meri Jaan.
Shujaat Saudagar’s directorial Bambay Meri Jaan is also among these fresh projects. It is a tale of Bombay city post-independence when streets used to be riddled with crime and focused on an upright cop who risks everything to keep Bombay streets clean and prevent the emergence of organized crime.
Bambai Meri Jaan Star Cast
The Indian film industry’s one of the most talented actors Kay Kay Menon is playing the lead in the series. The actor is not new to OTT world as he has worked in many web-show such as ALT Balaji’s The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family, Hotstar’s Special OPS, Disney+Hotstar’s Special Ops 1.5: The Himmat Story, and Netflix’s Ray.
Actress Kritika Kamra who played a crucial role in Amazon Prime’s political thriller web -show Tandav, will also appear in Bambai Meri Jaan. The actress was last seen in Zee5’s comedy-drama series Kaun Banegi Shikarwati alongside Naseeruddin Shah, Lara Dutta, Soha Ali Khan, and Anya Singh.
The series also stars Avinash Tiwary of “Laila Majnu” and “Bulbbul” fame, and Amyra Dastur of the 2013 romantic drama film “Issaq” fame in important roles.
Bambai Meri Jaan Makers
Bambai Meri Jaan is directed by Shujaat Saudagar, who is best known for directing the 2021 film Dongri to Dubai while its story is written by Hussain Zaidi. Resnil d’Silva, Sammer Arora, and Chaitanya Chopra are serving as showrunners while Dialogues and additional screenplay of the series are written by Hussain Dalal and Abbas Dalal.
It is jointly bankrolled by Ritesh Sidhwani, Kassim Jagmagia, and Bollywood actor-cum-director-cum-producer Farhan Akhtar under the banner of Excel Media and Entertainment.
Bambai Meri Jaan Announcement
Amazon Prime announced the title of Bambai Meri Jaan on April 28, and also dropped the first look of the series. The poster doesn’t reveal a clear picture of the star cast instead, it unveiled a portrait featuring 3 men, each holding gun on the dark rainy night. Clearly, it is giving us a hint that the series is going to be a crime thriller.
Have a look:
#BambaiMeriJaanOnPrime: A sneak into the post-independence Bombay and streets riddled with crime. An honest cop’s journey as he tries to protect his family.#PrimeVideoPresentsIndia #SeeWhereItTakesYou pic.twitter.com/moNxkCQMFM
— prime video IN (@PrimeVideoIN) April 28, 2022