Indian Web Series 'Smoke' To Showcase In Cannes Under Made In India Originals Category

| October 3 , 2018 , 13:06 IST

Eros Now Original produced Indian series "Smoke" will be presented at the global entertainment content market MIPCOM 2018 in Cannes under the 'Made in India Originals' category. The event will be held at Cannes in France on October 15.

A crime drama, "Smoke", set in the underbelly of Goa, will be the only Indian web series to be premiered at the gala this year.

The teaser of the show was launched on Wednesday which has a star cast of Kalki Koechlin, Mandira Bedi, Jim Sarbh, Amit Sial, Gulshan Devaiah, Satyadeep Mishra, Neal Bhoopalam, Prakash Belawadi and the late Tom Alter.

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It is learnt that all eleven episodes of "Smoke", directed by Neel Guha, will be available for streaming from October 26 on Eros Now.

Its first look will be showcased at MIPCOM with the audience combining the global entertainment fraternity including distributors, broadcasters as well as executives from the global entertainment industry.

According to media reports, Ridhima Lulla, Chief Content Officer, Eros Group, said that it's a great honour to get to showcase the series to a global audience before it premieres on their platform.

Speaking to media, Lulla also added "Smoke' couldn't be more different from our first series 'Side Hero', where we launched our originals with a self-deprecatory comedy, a relatively untested genre. 'Smoke' on the other hand is a gritty, dark crime drama portraying the never seen side of Goa. There's no place in India quite like Goa and the show with its unique take on the paradise state makes for a perfect choice out of India to be launched at MIPCOM".

The soundtrack for the series has been composed by well-known musician Karsh Kale, who has redefined the Asian Underground genre of music.