Prime Video announced Thursday that Unpaused: Naya Safar, their sequel to the . from last year Not interrupted anthology, will premiere on January 21.
The new Amazon Original anthology is directed by noted filmmaker Nagraj Manjule, Nupur Asthana, of Bewakoofiyaan fame, Shikha Makan, who has written dialogues for hit TV show Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin, Little Things director Ruchir Arun and Ayappa KM, who made the short film The Guest.
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Unpaused: Naya Safar, will present five unique stories that provide a window into how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed humanity.
Aparna Purohit, head of India Originals, Amazon Prime Video, said the streamer is delighted to bring this exciting anthology to viewers.
“It’s so exciting to start this year’s journey of our originals with ‘Unpaused: Naya Safar’, a heartwarming anthology of stories that offer hope, positivity and inspiration in these challenging times. This series is also a reaffirmation of our commitment to provide a platform for immersive and independent cinematic voices of our country,” Purohit said in a statement.
The short films in the anthology include Vaikunth directed by Manjule, starring Arjun Karche and Hanumant Bhandari. The Couple by Asthana stars Shreya Dhanwanthary and Priyanshu Painyuli.
Actors Geetanjali Kulkarni, Rasika Agashe, Purnanand Wandhekar and Sharvari Deshpande are featured in Ayappa KM’s War Room.
Teen Tigada, directed by Arun, will feature Saqib Saleem, Ashish Verma and Sam Mohan and Makan’s short Gond Ke Laddu stars Neena Kulkarni, Darshana Rajendran and Lakshvir Singh Saran.
The anthology of 2020 Not interrupted — revolving around the themes of hope, second chances and new beginnings — was assisted by filmmakers such as the directorial duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, Nikkhil Advani, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Avinash Arun and Nitya Mehra.