Two acclaimed marksmen, Abhishek Chaubey and Junglee Pictures join hands together to show their talent in the world of web series by giving their direction to a crime-thriller web series titled as ‘Dus Assi’. Abhishek Chaubey is a celebrated director in the Bollywood for giving spectacular films like Ishkiya, Udta Punjab and Omkara which were pretty much homey and the same is gonna be the pillar for his forthcoming web series ‘Dus Assi’.
Talking about why the format of web series excites him, Abhishek says, “Indian audiences have now developed a taste for streaming platforms and they are enjoying a different kind of entertainment from them. What attracts me as a filmmaker is that it gives me the opportunity to tell stories in the long format. We are restricted by a two or two-and-a-half hour length in cinema, because of which we structure our story in a certain way.
Whereas in this format, I have much more time to explore characters, plots, themes, and all the narratives. It’s very interesting purely from a craft perspective for me.” “This is a story that’s set in western UP. I have been to western UP before. I wrote Omkara, which was set there. But this is a different world from Omkara. Dus Assi is set in the urban areas of western UP, in towns like Meerut, Muzaffarnagar and Moradabad. It is not set in the rural areas, but it’s definitely rooted.”
‘Dus Assi’ is written by Shantanu Srivastava and Akshat Ghildial and portrays the real-life incidents that happened in the Western U.P and messes in crime and criminals. Web Series will keep that pastoral essence of U.P as it is said to be based on the sale of rape videos in the local market at very low-price ranging from Rs. 20- Rs. 200. It supervenes a journey of a software engineer turned into a ‘vigilante’ against the dark intersection of ‘technology and sex-crimes’ in the patriarchal society.