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Exclusive! Jamtara 2 director Soumendra Padhi: It's disturbing how youngsters took phishing as means of their income

The director of Jamtara 2, Soumendra Padhi says through the research work on the show he came across a much more disturbing reality of the place Jamtara

Exclusive! Jamtara 2 director Soumendra Padhi: It's disturbing how youngsters took phishing as means of their income
Soumendra Padhi, Director, Jamtara
  • Arundhuti Banerjee

Last Updated: 02.10 PM, Sep 26, 2022

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As the new season of the much-awaited crime-drama series Jamtara Season 2 has been released, the director of the show shared how for three years, he stayed in the village Jamtara of Jharkhand and observed how a beautiful village where half of the population is that of youth, turned into the hot-bed of cybercrime post-2010.

The first season of the show was released in 2020. According to the director, he never left the village before finishing shooting for the second season of the show.

In conversation with OTTplay, Soumendra said," I started doing my research work post the release of the first season so in a way I did not come out of Jamtara for three years. I was living there. The energy of the place was also growing on me. Jamtara is one of the beautiful villages. As you know that the show is based on many true stories, and it presents a very disturbing reality of the youth of Jamtara. The place has become the hotspot of cybercrime."

He went on, adding, " There are families where from parents to children, everyone is involved in phishing business because that has become their source of income. After 2010, all the unauthorised SIM cards that were coming, gave these people a free hand in getting into cybercrime. The skill of these youngsters could have been used for building a progressive nation. Instead, they became criminals!"

The show revolves around a group of young kids led by two brothers - Sunny and Rockey who started running a phishing business quite successfully. As the business grows, from local politicians, to police everyone gets involved and eventually how the lives of these youngsters go upside down sets the journey of the story.

Jamtara Season 2 is written by Trishant Srivastava, produced by Viacom18 Studios' Tipping Point, is featuring - Amit Sial, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Sparsh Shrivastav, Anshumaan Pushkar, Seema Pahwa, Ravi Chahal, Monika Panwar.

The show is streaming on Netflix.

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