Star India’s digital streaming platform, Hotstar, has announced a new original series in Tamil -- As I’m Suffering from Kadhal -- in association with film directors Balaji Mohan. The show will be launched on June 16.
The 10-part series revolves around the lives of three young couples, a young divorced man and his eight-year-old daughter. Through its characters, the show charts the entire arc of optimism one experiences in love, and its transitions from giddy excitement to utter frustration, with large doses of insight and humour.
As I’m Suffering from Kadhal launches on Hotstar on June 16, with all 10 episodes releasing simultaneously. Apart from Tamil, the series will be available in Telugu, with English subtitles for both languages.
“Throughout our conversations with our viewers from the state, especially the younger users, one thing that comes out is that there is huge appetite for stories that are authentic and contemporary. This show is an effort to address that appetite. We believe that we have a unique proposition for our audiences in Tamil Nadu, with shows like these, with a large roster of Tamil movies, with TV shows and with sports coverage in Tamil, we now have a very distinctive offering for our millions of loyal users in the state,” said Ajit Mohan, CEO, Hotstar.
This is a familiar theme for Balaji Mohan, whose past work also explores different facets of love. His last project, Maari, featuring Dhanush and Kaajal Aggarwal, was one of the biggest hits of 2015, with fans eagerly awaiting its sequel, Maari 2.
“Urban audiences across the country would resonate with a theme like this, and I wanted this show to be able to reach all of them. Hotstar, with its massive reach, is the ideal medium to do so,” shared Balaji Mohan.