We come across online frauds on a very regular basis. There are high chances that you, or someone you know might have been a victim of online frauds or fishing. This is what Netflix and Viacom18's first Indian original series’ Jamtara is about. A week after announcing the new partnership with Viacom18's digital arm Tipping Point, Netflix has dropped the trailer of their first collab – Jamtara: Sabka Number Aayega. It’s set in the dark underbelly of a village in the state of Jharkhand, which is known as country's phishing capital.
Amit Sial (Inside Edge), Dibyendu Bhattacharya (Dev.D), Aksha Pardasany (Devdas), Sparsh Shrivastav (Shake It Up), Monika Panwar (Super 30), and Anshuman Pushkar (Kapow) are part of Jamtara's ensemble cast.
Directed by National Award-winning director Soumendra Padhi and inspired by true incidents, Jamtara - Sabka Number Ayega looks like an intriguing thriller. The synopsis of Jamtara, as per Netflix, reads:
“Inspired by true incidents, Jamtara: Sabka Number Aayega is the story of young, ambitious, volatile people who have the world before them. Masterminds and cousins, Sunny and Rocky, along with their friends, quietly run a wildly successful phishing scam from the small village of Jamtara. A news report about the scam catapults the village into the limelight, throwing a spanner in the works when, suddenly, everyone wants in on the game.”
The trailer reveals masterminds and cousins, Sunny and Rocky, along with their friends, quietly run a wildly successful phishing scam from the small village of Jamtara. A news report about the scam puts the village into the limelight, throwing them under the bus, when suddenly, everyone including local politicians and goons, seem interested as money is involved. With police and banks high on their tails to arrest the boys, the series seems to be an interesting watch. (Also read: Netflix planning a prequel series to the classic film, Chinatown)
Soumendra Padhi says, “The issue of phishing is so common and yet so underrepresented in the media. I've been to Jamtara and spoken to multiple people about how these scams are pulled off — the stories are so real and yet so unbelievable that I knew I had to share them with the world. Based on true-crime incidents, the series required a great deal of research and detailing to bring to life various characters and motives. I'm so excited to collaborate with Netflix to take this story from a small town in India to audiences around the world.” (Also read: Jacqueline Fernandez to make her web series debut with Mrs. Serial Killer; fans wonder if Netflix broke up with Radhika Apte)
Jamtara: Sabka Number Aayega is scheduled to release on 10 January.
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