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Prime to Premiere Naga Chaitanya’s Dhootha on Dec 1

Prime Video, India’s most loved entertainment destination, today announced the premiere date of its highly anticipated Telugu Original, Dhootha, a supernatural suspense-thriller.

Directed by Vikram K. Kumar, and produced by Sharrath Marar, under the banner of NorthStar Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., Dhootha marks the streaming debut of Naga Chaitanya Akkineni, playing the role of Sagar, an ambitious and successful journalist who finds himself engulfed by supernatural events that are at the nexus of many mysterious and gruesome deaths, and are now shadowing over his family.

The eight-episode series also features powerful performances by an eclectic ensemble cast including Parvathy Thiruvothu, Priya Bhavani Shankar, and Prachi Desai playing pivotal roles.

The thriller drama will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in India and across more than 240 countries and territories worldwide on December 1.

Dhootha is the latest addition to the Prime membership. Prime members in India enjoy savings, convenience, and entertainment, all in a single membership for just ₹1499/ year. 

“We’re thrilled to broaden our regional portfolio with Dhootha, our first long-format Telugu Original. Helmed by national award-winning director Vikram Kumar, the series unfolds as an atmospheric, supernatural thriller – a mesmerizing tapestry of tension and mystery that holds viewers spellbound until the very end. What adds to the allure is our outstanding cast, led by Naga Chaitanya Akkineni, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Priya Bhavani Shankar, and Prachi Desai. Their performances breathe life into the intricately layered and unpredictable narrative,” said Aparna Purohit, head of Originals, India & Southeast Asia, Prime Video.

“Our commitment is to present our customers with unique, diverse, and compelling stories and Dhootha is an exciting stride towards that pursuit.”

Sharrath Marar, producer, NorthStar Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., said, “Dhootha is one of the most ambitious Telugu series, that is a result of countless hours of preparation, immense dedication, and tireless efforts. From the very beginning, we knew we’d have to go above and beyond to realize the full potential of a concept and story as deep, detailed, and elaborate as Vikram envisioned. And we’re thrilled to have the confidence of Naga Chaitanya Akkineni to make his streaming debut with Dhootha, and three extraordinary female protagonists who play such crucial roles in the series. Thanks to Prime Video for taking the series to a worldwide audience, who will now be able to watch and enjoy the exceptional performances in a series unlike any before, in an unpredictable story that will leave them wanting even more.”

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