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ZEE5 ups the ante in the Telugu market, announces 11 new original shows; here’s all you need to know!

The grand announcement event was graced by the who’s who of the Telugu film industry in Hyderabad

  • Srivathsan Nadadhur

Last Updated: 05.51 PM, Jun 14, 2022

ZEE5 ups the ante in the Telugu market, announces 11 new original shows; here’s all you need to know!
ZEE5 announces new 11 Telugu originals

Leading OTT player ZEE5 is going all out to assert its authority in the Telugu digital space. The platform, which has consistently backed quality regional content, is at its aggressive best now and has announced 11 new Telugu originals as part of its content slate today. A grand event was hosted at Novotel HICC, Hyderabad for the massive announcement.

The creme de la creme of the Telugu industry graced the event. The list includes producers Dil Raju, Niharika, Pranathi Reddy, Sushmita Konidela, directors Harish Shankar, Praveen Sattaru, Anand Ranga, writer Kona Venkat, actors Sushanth, Priya Anand, Lavanya Tripathi, Anjali, Aadi Saikumar, Nivetha Pethuraj, Naresh Agastya, Naga Babu, Raj Tharun, Shivani Rajasekhar and composer Anup Rubens.

The 11 originals that ZEE5 had announced were Recce, Hello World, Bahishkarana, Paruvu, The Black Coat, Aha Naa Pellanta, Prema Vimanam, Hunting of the Stars, Maa Neella Tank, ATM and Mission Tashaffi. The first among the list of Telugu originals to stream on ZEE5 will be Recce on June 17. The show stars Sivabalaji, Srikanth, Dhanya Balakrishna, Rajashree Nair, Saranya Pradeep, Ester Noronha and Aadukalam Naren.

Hello World

The story revolves around a gang of techies who have just started their careers and takes viewers through their mis-steps and antics with an adequate dose of laughter. Produced by Niharika Konidela, the show stars Aryan Rajesh, Sadha, Sudharshan and Nitya Shetty in key roles.


What happens when journey that is expected to be full of love takes a turn for the worse, with insult and humiliation? Watch Bahishakarana to know how and where it all started. Stars Anjali, Ananya Nagalla, Shritej, Basha, Ravindra Vijay.


The political assassination drama is set in 1990s in Tadipatri, Andhra Pradesh, where a recce artist is out to murder a local leader with his three henchmen. Will the cops catch up with the group and save lives? Stars Srikanth, Dhanya Balakrishna, Rajashree Nair, Saranya Pradeep, Ester Noronha and Aadukalam Naren.

The Black Coat

The show revolves around a college student who is making his mark as a lawyer. Does he have it in him to make it big and win a case against a reputed and powerful lawyer? The Black Coat features Karthik Rathnam and Hebah Patel in the lead.

Aha Naa Pellanta

Featuring Raj Tarun, Shivani Rajashekar, Getup Srinu, Harshavardhan, Bhadram and Raghu Karumanchi in key roles, the show promises to be a laugh riot about a young man who has waited all his life to get married but gets dumped on his wedding day.


Here was a couple that hoped to live a long, happy live with one another but destiny has something else in store for them. What if their plans go awry and they’re cursed? Is family their biggest curse? Stars Nivetha Pethuraj, Naresh Agastya, Naga Babu. Produced by Sushmita Konidela under Gold Box Entertainment.

Prema Vimanam

Two young village boys want to take their first flight in a big bad world. What happens when they cross paths with an eloping couple leading to a series of hilarious, emotional moments. Created by Abhishek Nama, Santosh Kata and headlined by Swathi Reddy. Anup Rubens scores the music.

Hunting of The Stars

How far can a fiery police officer go to nab a serial killer behind high profile cop murders? The show gets into the depths of the shocking motive behind the series of crimes. Created by Kona Venkat and stars Lavanya Tripathi, Aadi Saikumar.

Maa Neella Tank

A wannabe influencer employs funny tactics to woo a village belle and marry her. The result is a laughter ride with chuckles aplenty. Discover the beauty of their lives and their village with Maa Neella Tank, directed by Lakshmi Sowjanya, starring Sushanth, Priya Anand, Divi Vadthya, Nirosha.


This heist drama with an unusual twist promises to take you on a rollercoaster emotional ride. Also referred to as Any Time Masti, this is a nail biting drama in the offing where a set of youngsters try to pull off a massive task. Will the cop on their trail hunt them? Created by Dil Raju and Harish Shankar. Stars VJ Sunny, Subbaraju, Divi Vadthya.

Mission Tashaffi

The series is centred on an intelligence agent, who’s on a mission to catch hold of a terrorist. Here’s an espionage drama set in India and Afghanistan, where viewers will get to know if the agent succeeds in finding the bombs planted in India. A nerve wracking thriller directed by Praveen Sattaru.