The Abhishek Chaubey-directed Netflix series' trailer highlights Manoj Bajpayee's double act and Konkona Sensharma's menacing performance.
With the release of the trailer for Killer Soup, directed by Abhishek Chaubey, Netflix sets the stage for 2024, guaranteeing viewers an unprecedented fusion of genres. A news article served as the loose inspiration for the series, which follows the fictitious town of Mainjur and its amateur heroes, villains, and everyone in between through a series of fast-paced events.
A culinary catastrophe unfolds
In the trailer, we see an aspiring chef, Swathi Shetty, who only wants everyone to taste her paya soup. Due to a chain reaction of unfortunate events and hurried denials of responsibility, she and her lover find themselves in a sticky situation. The trailer drops many hints, yet the plot, as it thickens, gets more difficult to figure out. The series seems to be an amalgamation of many cooked-up stories that will be unfolded and devoured like the soup that's mentioned constantly. From hinting at a love story to turning them into murderers and then a cat-and-mouse chase, Killer Soup has all the elements that can be savoured, or too many cooks waiting to just spoil the broth.
Check out the trailer below:
Killer Soup, a film by Chetana Kowshik and Honey Trehan, will premiere on January 11, 2024, and will have prominent performances by Manoj Bajpayee, Konkona Sensharma, Nasser, Sayaji Shinde, Lal, Anbuthasan, Anula Navlekar, and Kani Kusruti.
A recipe for suspense
Talking about the film, Manoj Bajpayee revealed that he will be playing a double role, both starkly different from each other, and this is a first for him in his career. The actor had faith in Abhishek Chaubey's directing chops, Netflix's involvement, and the ensemble cast's ability to give characters depth, all of which came together to produce a bizarre thriller unlike any other, based on an inadvertent crime. Killer Soup is a multi-genre criminal thriller at its core, and it's delectable and accessible to all audiences.
Konkona Sensharma shared that stepping into Swathi Shetty’s shoes was a unique experience for her, as the character has depth and darkness and packs a lot of punch. The actor had a wonderful time working on the series with a fantastic cast of performers, as well as her longtime colleague Abhishek Chaubey and Netflix. Set against the backdrop of a quaint hamlet, the caravan gives an idea of the whimsical universe they have built. Tension gradually builds as the story unfolds, leaving viewers to wonder, "Will the soup boil over?" and "Will she or won't she get caught?" When Killer Soup premieres, she can't wait to see how people respond.
Killer Soup will be available on Netflix on January 11, 2024.