Prime Video took center stage at the 54th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) with the exclusive premiere of the highly anticipated Tamil Original series, “The Village.” Directed and created by Milind Rau, the horror series explores uncharted territories in the Indian streaming space.
Produced by B.S. Radhakrishnan’s Studio Shakthi, “The Village” introduces Tamil actor Arya to the streaming world in a spine-chilling narrative. The ensemble cast, featuring Divya Pillai, Aazhiya, Aadukalam Naren, and more, promises an enthralling viewing experience. The grand premiere witnessed key members of the cast and crew, including Arya and Milind Rau.
Red Carpet Affair:
Attended by Aparna Purohit, Prime Video’s Head of Originals – India and Southeast Asia, and Shri Prithul Kumar, Director of IFFI, the red carpet affair celebrated the unique venture into Indian horror. Purohit expressed gratitude to IFFI for providing a platform for Indian storytellers.
Challenges and Insights:
Following a captivating trailer, the series’ team engaged in insightful discussions about the challenges of entering the creature horror genre in the Indian streaming space. Ankita Mishra, IAS, and CEO of Entertainment Society of Goa, acknowledged the groundbreaking work of “The Village.”
Unique Horror Experience:
Aparna Purohit highlighted “The Village’s” transcendence of traditional horror tropes, promising an immersive world, compelling narrative, outstanding soundtrack, and unparalleled performances. The series, set to premiere on Prime Video on November 24, aims to deliver a groundbreaking addition to the streaming platform’s impressive lineup.
Milind Rau’s visionary direction, coupled with Arya’s debut in a long-form Original series, promises a unique horror experience that Prime Video is excited to bring to audiences across 240 countries and territories. The launch on November 24 anticipates a spine-chilling journey into the unknown.