Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming psychological web series, ‘Bestseller’ stars Shruti Haasan, Mithun Chakraborty and Arjan Bajwa in the lead roles. ‘Bestseller’ shows a world where every action has multiple consequences. When the lives of two strangers suddenly collide, their hidden motivations and ambitions surface, and create a domino effect on many lives. To note, the show is a web adaptation of author Ravi Subramanian’s novel ‘The Bestseller She Wrote’
In the two minutes and fifty seven seconds long trailer we are introduced to Tahir Wazir (played by Arjan Bajwa) – One of India’s most famous novelists who calls himself “a wannabe Chetan Bhagat”. He has failed to write anything for a long time since his last book became a bestseller and is in dire need of motivation now.
In the process, he meets Meetu Mathur (played by Shruti Haasan) who’s a sweet and simple small town girl aspiring to be a writer and is also a huge fan of Tahir Wazir. While having a conversation with her, Tahir notices some scars on her hand which form the base of his next story- The sequel to his bestseller which was released 10 years back.
But the way to his dream isn’t easy as a troll decides to ruin his life and snatch away everything he holds dear, as we hear a voiceover in the trailer, “Jis cheez se bhi pyaar karta hai na, sab cheen lunga. Pachtayega Tahir Wazir!”
As the trailer moves ahead we see Mithun Chakraborty’s entry as the assistant commissioner of police Lokesh Pramanik who’s in to unveil the mystery. Mithun Da who has ruled Hindi Cinema for decades, now is putting his foot forward in the OTT world with ‘Bestseller’ and he looks really promising in this brand new and different avatar.
The show also marks the reunion of Shruti Haasan and Mithun Da after 12 years. The two have previously worked together in Shruti’s debut film ‘Luck’. Besides that, we also see Gauahar Khan as Tahir Wazir’s love interest, Satyajeet Dubey and Sonalee Kulkarni in the intriguing trailer.
The trailer ends with a dialogue that gives us a hint about the essence of the whole web series, “Sab thik ho jayega, har kahani ka end hamesha acha hi hota hai.” leaving us all wondering whether Tahir will be able to write another bestseller or not.
With a lot of psychological thrillers coming up lately, it’ll be interesting to see how this one stands out! Helmed by Mukul Abhyankar, this eight-episode long series has been written by ‘Bulbul’ fame writer Anvita Dutt along with Althea Kaushal. Produced by Siddharth Malhotra under the banner of Alchemy Production LLP the show is all set to stream on Amazon Prime Video from 18 February, 2022 onwards.
You can watch the trailer here –