Bollywood Blind Item – May 2019 – 10
This online streaming platform has been around for a while now. It has launched a gazillion of shows by now. The only one we watched was a good one, which had this artsy actress as the lead.
But then, it’s a bit confusing because most of the shows released after that looked cheap. Not cheap in content, we don’t know that, but appeared cheap on the surface.
They have a show called Gandi Baat! It looks like something Ram Gopal Varma would want to do. And, they just released a second season!
Like the blind item says, it seems this production house doesn’t care much about content, they are more interested in churning out shows and shows.
Are they doing that to compete with the other online platforms? This makes us wonder if they have a secure audience that enjoys watching their shows? Also, how are they getting the money to produce this many shows?
Do you watch any of their shows?
Check out the blind item from Mumbai Mirror.
IN the era of booming web content, one OTT platform has swiftly acquired notoriety among producers. While it is launching a new show almost every other week and placing expensive hoardings to promote them, its quality is a serious concern. Producers say there is no creative understanding within the team and timelines are unreal.
Also, some parts of one of its recent shows, even after being launched, were re-shot and replacements made to the uploaded files. So the episode six of a show you watched in December would be very different if you watched it today.
However, the platform doesn’t seem to care as the apparent mandate is to build valuation and volume so that an attractive sell-out price can be achieved in the times to come.