Online video watching website Amazon has announced its first Tamil-language series for Prime Video called Vella Raja, along with its terrific trailer and the release date. The series will hit the screens on December 7 which is the coming Friday. The series is a crime-drama that revolved around the drug-world and what happens when a drug-mafia makes hostages in a lodge to escape from Police. Vella Raja stars Bobby Simha (Jigarthanda) and Parvatii Nair (Yennai Arindhaal). It has been directed by Guhan Senniappan (Sawaari) and produced by Dream Warrior Pictures, founded by brothers S.R. Prabhu and S.R. Prakashbabu. Vella Raja is a ‘Prime Exclusive' series and not a ‘Prime Original', which defines whether Amazon acquires or produces a show, respectively.
The official synopsis for Vella Raja from Amazon Prime Video India reads, “Set in the heart of North Chennai in the iconic Bawa Lodge, Vella Raja revolves around the lives of characters who find themselves embroiled in a hostage situation while staying at the lodge. Notorious drug lord Deva, who has used the lodge as a hideout after a cocaine heist, must now escape with his loot while avoiding traps set by the police and his rivals.”
Talking about the first ever Tamil web series, makers Prahbu said in a statement, “We are very excited and curious to come forward and present a bold story in Tamil, at a grand scale. It has always been our effort to provide quality entertainment through all our works. Like always, we have delved deeper into each character, establishing their back-stories and building a complex, grim, dark drug world with undertones of humour in this Prime Exclusive series. With a thrilling story line, credible directors, producers, and with a strong cast, we believe, this venture will be liked by Prime Video audiences.”
He further added, “We have seen great response from consumers on Tamil content with our line-up of blockbuster films,” Prime Video's India content head Vijay Subramaniam added. “We are now excited to collaborate with Dream Warrior Pictures to showcase Vella Raja, our first Tamil Prime Exclusive Series. This reaffirms Amazon Prime Video's commitment of telling great stories across languages. We will continue to work hard to bring best-in-class content across international, regional and local titles to our customers in India and globally.”
Vella Raja also features Kaali Venkat (Mersal), K. Yuthan Balaji (Nagarvalam), Gayathrie Shankar (Rummy), and Sharath Ravi (Madras Mansion). Vishal Chandrashekar (Jil Jung Juk) has composed the background score for Amazon's first Tamil series. Vella Raja has also been dubbed in Hindi and Telugu, in addition to the standard subtitling options. The seres will be out worldwide on December 7.
Have a look at the trailer here-
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