The anthology series is streaming on Amazon Prime Video from January 21, 2022.
Last Updated: 07.56 AM, Jan 15, 2022
Amazon Prime Video has dropped the trailer for Unpaused: Naya Safar, their upcoming anthology. The series builds on the success of the first anthology by bringing together five distinct filmmakers, that is, Nupur Asthana, Ayappa KM, Ruchir Arun, Shikha Makan, and Nagraj Manjule. They tell new stories of hope, love, connections, and second chances that celebrate the resilient human spirit in these trying times.
The five short films include Teen Tigada, a Ruchir Arun-directed film, which stars Saqib Saleem, Ashish Verma, and Sam Mohan. While Shreya Dhanwanthary and Priyanshu Painyuli feature in Nupur Asthana's "The Couple," Shikha Makan's "Gond Ke Laddu" stars Neena Kulkarni, Darshana Rajendran, and Lakshvir Singh Saran, while Geetanjali Kulkarni, Rasika Agashe, Purnanand Wandhekar, and Sharvari Deshpande feature in Ayappa KM's War Room. Lastly, Arjun Karche and Hanumant Bhandari feature in Nagraj Manjule's Vaikunth.
In a statement, Aparna Purohit, the Head of India Originals at Amazon Prime Video, said that Unpaused: Naya Safar is a heartwarming anthology of stories that bring hope, positivity, and inspiration in these tough times. She shared that it is a lovely way to kick off the originals' adventures at Amazon this year.
Purohit concluded by saying that the series also reaffirms their commitment to giving intriguing and independent cinematic voices in the country a platform.
In Unpaused, which was released in 2020, Gulshan Devaiah, Sumeet Vyas, Saiyami Kher, Richa Chadda, Abhishek Banerjee, Ratna Pathak Shah, Ishwak Singh, Geetika Vidya Ohlyan, Rinku Rajguru, and Lillete Dubey featured in five short films directed by Raj and DK, Nitya Mehra, Nikkhil Advani, Tannishtha Chatterjee, and Avinash Arun. Those shorts also revolved around how the COVID-19 pandemic affected people's lives and the impact they created.
Unpaused: Naya Safar, which is set to stream on Amazon Prime Video on January 21, 2022, is also set against the backdrop of the pandemic.