1. Family-Gangster Saga
While the West has been thriving in the digital space, every new entrant from our home-country makes us proud. When we believe our product to be good, it’s even better. For the first time, we have a product from the Telugu industry that will truly change the game. Yes, it is none other than ZEE5 Original’s G.O.D aka Gods of Dharmapuri. Here’s why you need to watch this gritty 10-episode series.
As the director, Anish Kuruvilla quotes – “Gods of Dharmapuri is a family-gangster saga”. It starts off with a simple family of four who move to the mining town of Dharmapuri for a better life. But fate has some other plans for them.
2. Politics and crime
The story of G.O.D is deeply rooted in politics and explores the criminal underbelly of this town. As the director says, there are many “god-like figures” in the town who have a certain sense of entitlement over people. But one day, the power will shift to some other. What happens then forms the crux of the story.
3. Old-World Drama
This show is set in the fictional town of Dharmapuri, which lies on the border of Karnataka and Rayalaseema, during the ’60s and ’70s. From their hairstyles and clothes to their accents, the team has made sure to fine-tune each detail to perfection. No wonder, the critics and audiences’ curiosity was piqued and they were raving even before the show premiered.
4. Noted South-Indian films actors & technicians
G.O.D boasts of many noted actors, not only from the TFI but also from Malyalam and Kannada film industries. It has Satydev Kancharana, who gave massive hits like Brochevaru Evaru Ra and Bluffmaster, Karthik Rathnam’s whose debut film C/O Kancharapalem made it to the New York Film Festival, Angamaly Diaries‘ actor Sruthi Jayan, Raj Deepak Shetty, budding Telugu actor Chandini Chowdary, Tamil star Samyukhta and more.
5. New standards
The aesthetics, the background score, the DI, the performance and everything in between, is no less than a big-budget Tollywood film. But this is a first for the Telugu OTT space. And clearly, it is here to set new standards for everyone.
Don’t miss out on this gem. Watch the 10-episode series on ZEE5 now.