Directed by Sri Prawin Kumar, the show, written by Priyadarshini Ram, will stream on aha shortly
Journalists are expected to hold a mirror to the world around us, but what if they misuse their authority to doctor the larger truth? Make way for Newsense, a new show from Telugu OTT platform aha, revolving around two political journalists, played by Navdeep, Bindu Madhavi. To what length will they go to hide the ugly side to politics from the public? The show is all set to stream on aha soon.
The second teaser of the much-awaited show was launched on the eve of Ugadi on Tuesday. After a gripping first glimpse, ‘teaser 2.0’ throws more light into the world of its protagonists and the ethical/moral compromises they make, as they go about their job. They’re so manipulative with their work that a cop even asks them, “Are you into journalism or prostitution?”
The teaser is slick and edited smartly to offer a peek into its setup without revealing much about the plot. While Bindu Madhavi remains manipulative in her coverage of a tragic incident, Navdeep takes pride in not publishing a piece of news and making money. Another henchman is keen on hiding a notorious incident from the eyes of the media. Where is the tale headed?
Directed by Sri Prawin and produced by People Media Factory, the makers of Karthikeya 2, Dhamaka and Phalana Abbayi Phalana Ammayi, the show centres on a group of stringers in the Madanapalle press club, Andhra Pradesh, in early 90s to 2000. The series, in the garb of a thriller, tries to shed light on the role of media in the society, sensationalism, journalistic authenticity.
Navdeep said the audiences trust the media to expose the truth and the show is is story about how they take their authority for granted. It is a searing look at the harsh realities of journalism and hopes to spark a debate on media ethics, the director Sri Prawin adds. The release date of Newsense is yet to be revealed.