HUNGAMA PLAY LAUNCHES ‘METER DOWN’, A MARATHI ORIGINAL SHOW ABOUT JUGAADU RELATIONSHIPS

Hungama Play, a leading video on demand platform owned by Hungama Digital Media, today launched Meter Down, a new Hungama Original in Marathi and Hindi. A comedy drama about relationships that blossomed digitally in the age of social distancing, the show features superstars of the Marathi entertainment industry, Saorabh Choughule, Prarthana Behere, Parth Bhalerao, Rasika Sunil and Gayatri Datar in lead roles, along with Palak Gangele, Madhuri Desai and Suyash Tilak. Produced by Ganraj Associates and Amol Padave Films, the show is written and directed by Amol Padave.


An assistant to a famous Bollywood photographer, Sankarshan aka Sankudi (Saorabh Choughule) thinks he has everything going for him. Good looks, a cool job and a loving girlfriend. Actually, four loving girlfriends! First, there is the interior designer and rich, Neha (Madhuri Desai) who Sankudi loves for her money. Then, there is the gorgeous model and struggling actor, Pranali (Rasika Sunil) who Sankudi thinks he loves, but does he really? Because there is also the doctor, Manasi (Prarthana Behere) who Sankudi thinks he truly and deeply loves. However, if that is true, then why is he also having an affair with Sonia Bhabhi (Palak Gangele), a married woman who is out to fulfil her sinful desires with Sankudi! Social distancing and dependency on digital connections ensured that the paths of his multiple lovers never crossed with each other. But the unthinkable happens and his life turns into a chaotic, yet comedic mess when common friends bring a wild twist in the otherwise smooth life of Sankudi.


Speaking about the show, Siddhartha Roy, COO, Hungama Digital Media, said, “Over the last 3 years, we have witnessed more than 3.5x growth in the consumption of original content on our platform. Marathi was one of the first Indian languages that we started creating original content in and has now become one of the leading languages too. Our latest Marathi original is an interesting take on contemporary relationships and boasts of a popular ensemble cast. We are certain that users will appreciate the show for its humour, authenticity and relatability.”


Elaborating on the storyline of the show, writer and director Amol Padave said, “Meter Down’s simple, yet engaging narrative pivots around the basic understanding of the emotions of today’s youth. It highlights how youngsters react to changes in their lives and surroundings. Filled with comical elements, the show draws inferences from everyday life, and I’m sure it will resonate with the audience.”


Discussing about her character in the show, Prarthana Behere said, “Meter Down is truly a unique story that weaves together the lives of different characters through a series of unfortunate, yet humorous events. I am playing the role of Manasi, a beautiful young girl who gets suspicious of her partner’s online and offline behaviour. This is something that youngsters experience regularly which is why I can’t wait to see what viewers have to say about the show.”


Talking about her experience of the show, Rasika Sunil said, “My experience with Meter Down has been delightful. We wanted to showcase characters that our viewers can resonate with and have fun watching at the same time. The story packs in all the elements of comedy and drama making it a perfect weekend watch!”


Discussing about the show Soarabh Choughule said, “Meter Down narrates a tale full of unexpected twists and turns with a heavy dose of humour and characters with impeccable comic timing. Add to that, it’s a show that not only explores relationships but also reflects our day-to-day lives.”


Adding to this Parth Bhalerao said, “I am playing the role of Aditya who is Sankarshan’s (Soarabh Choughule) best friend. Aditya is the guardian of his best friend’s secrets. Every viewer either is such a type of friend or has one in their life. It’s these very elements of the show that I’m sure will bring a smile to their faces.”


Gayatri Datar said, “I am elated to be a part of this show. It has truly been a wonderful experience working with all the cast and crew member on such a unique story. I hope the audience will enjoy the show as much as we did working in it.”


Talking about the character she is playing in the show, Payal Gangele said, “I am playing the role of Soniya Bhabhi, who is married to a businessman. Due to her husband’s work, there is no chemistry between then which leads her to pursue an affair with Sankarshan when an unexpected twist put her plans on hold.”


Adding to this, Madhuri Desai said, “The character I am playing is that of Sakarshan’s girlfriend who is in love with him. She has had a crush on him for a long time and now that he is her boyfriend, she will go to any lengths to keep him in her life.”


Speaking about his role in Meter Down, Suyash Tilak said, “I am playing the role of Rajveer, a well-settled boy who finds himself tangled in modern-day relationships. Depicting situations from everyday life with a twist, Meter Down is sure to strike the right chord with the viewers.”


Meter Down is now available to stream on Hungama Play. Additionally, it is also available to stream through Hungama Play on MX Player, Vi Movies and TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Tata Sky Binge, Tata Sky Binge+, DishSMRT Stick, D2H Stream, DishSMRT Hub, SITI Playtop, ISPs like Meghbela Broadband, Alliance Broadband, ACT Fibernet and Netplus, and Smart TVs like TCL, OnePlus TV, LG, Sony BRAVIA, CVTE, Toshiba and CloudWalker. It will also be available on Flipkart Video at a later date. Additionally, Hungama’s association with Xiaomi will enable consumers to watch the show via Hungama Play on Mi TV.