SonyLIV and Maddock Outsider’s Chutzpah is a show about Internet culture. Ever since the trailer was released it has been garnering a lot of love and appreciation from the audience. Featuring Gen-Z actors Varun Sharma, Manjot Singh, Gautam Mehra, Tanya Maniktala, Elnaaz Norouzi and Kshitij Chauhan, ‘Chutzpah’ explores realistically the digital transformation of human identity. The show is Produced by Dinesh Vijan and created and written by Amit Babbar and Mrighdeep Singh Lamba. ‘Chutzpah’ is directed by Simarpreet Singh.
In the virtual press release of the show which we at Cine Talkers attended today, Varun Sharma said, “Mrighdeep sir is my lucky mascot and he has had a huge influence on me. He has always been a huge support whenever I have tried to explore a new genre. It felt like a homecoming of sorts.”
Mrighdeep Singh Lamba also opened up how it was working with both the stars of Fukrey again. He said, “The humongous success of the ‘Fukrey’ franchise made Varun and Manjot a household name. I am glad to have worked again with both the immensely talented actors in ‘Chutzpah’, which is a cracker of a script that will take the viewers on a roller coaster ride.”
Director of the show Simarpreet reveals that most of the things are done through a digital network of communication as the entire shooting had to be done during a lockdown. “We started discussing and prepping for the show with cast, costume and set designers on video calls. We did script reading sessions with the actors on video calls wherein we faced internet issues too. Mrighdeep sir (co-writer) and I realised that we have to be every character for them,” Simarpreet Singh shares.
The show explores the dark side of social media, and the challenges of heavy digital dependence. “Since the show talks about Internet and social media, the bottom line is that we are connected yet a bit disconnected with each other. We don’t want to comment on internet being good or bad. The audience will be able to resonate with the interesting characters because it actually comes from us only. The show features actors talking to their computer screens rather than talking to a person sitting next to them,” Mrighdeep Singh Lamba says.
The show is all set to premiere on SonyLIV App from July 23, 2021.
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