National, January 04, 2021: After a powerful teaser that left customers intrigued and
impressed, Amazon Prime Video welcomes the New Year by unveiling the highly anticipated
trailer of Amazon Original Series Tandav. Produced by Himanshu Kishan Mehra and Ali Abbas
Zafar, Tandav is created and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar who makes his digital directorial debut with this series. The 9-episode engrossing political drama is written by Gaurav Solanki and features a stellar ensemble cast including Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Sunil Grover, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Dino Morea Kumud Mishra, Gauahar Khan, Amyra Dastur, Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub , Kritika Kamra, Sarah Jane Dias, Sandhya Mridul, Annup Sonii, Hitten Ttejwani, Paresh Pahuja and Shonali Nagrani among others. Alongwith Ali Abbas Zafar, Tandav also marks the digital debut of Dimple Kapadia and Kritika Kamra and presents actors Saif Ali Khan, Zeeshan Ayyub and Sunil Grover in never-before-seen avatars. Prime members in India and in more than 240 countries and territories can stream all episodes of Tandav starting January 15, 2021.
The trailer of the show takes viewers behind the closed, chaotic corridors of power and politics.
Set in the capital of the world's largest democracy, the series is a gripping, fictional drama that showcases the lengths to which people go in the pursuit of power.
Talking about his character in Tandav, Saif Ali Khan said, "The entertainment industry in
India is going through a renaissance and stories like Tandav are at the forefront of this change. As an actor, for me a good piece of dramatic writing and a compelling creation featuring grey characters is always exciting. As I read about the complexities of my character Samar and dived deeper into the world of Tandav, I knew that I had to play this character. I look forward to the show's release on Amazon Prime Video."
"Tandav is a political thriller drama." said actress Dimple Kapadia. "It is a fiction that perhaps gives you a vivid insight into backroom politicking and what goes on in the country's power corridors. Anuradha is the kind of character that I have never played before and I am glad to be making my digital debut into digital streaming with a show that is backed by a credible cast & crew. With multiple layers and so many characters I hope this series intrigues and engages the audience.";
"In Tandav, I will not be seen wearing a saree and making people laugh!" exclaimed Sunil
Grover. Talking about his character, Sunil added, "Gurpal is a multi-layered character and something I have never done. Having worked with Ali earlier, I knew that Tandav will be a
compelling storyline that is edgy yet entertaining. Ali has created a world that is gripping and given my character the depth that an actor longs for. Saying yes to this role was instinctive and working with accomplished Artists such as Saif, Dimple Ji is a bonus. Hope Tandav entertains everyone";
The charismatic leader of a premiere political party, Samar Pratap (Saif Ali Khan), feels he's
ready to inherit the chair of PM after his party wins the (Lok Sabha) elections. Samar's father, the party patriarch and the Prime Minister of the country, Devki Nandan (Tigmanshu Dhulia) is not willing to retire yet. Anuradha, Devki's close associate (Dimple Kapadia), party senior leader Gopal Das (Kumud Mishra) are few of many other leaders considering themselves fit to sit the chair. But the chair never comes easy. A parallel story plays out with the idealistic campus activist Shiva (Zeeshan Ayub) who becomes an overnight youth icon as he shines at a political event. Shiva wants to bring about the change, sway the youth and overthrow the power pillars.
Shiva gets the first taste of power. Shiva and Samar's lives intersect as the national politics meets the campus activism. The dance of politics ensues as a series of events expose the inherent deceit, manipulation, greed, ambition and violence in all the relationships.
Tandav will join thousands of TV shows and movies from Hollywood and Bollywood in the Prime Video catalog. These include Indian-produced Amazon Original series like Mirzapur Season 1 & 2 , Breathe: Into The Shadows, Bandish Bandits, Paatal Lok, The Forgotten Army - Azaadi Ke Liye, Four More Shots Please, The Family Man, Made In Heaven, and Inside Edge, Indian films such as Coolie No. 1, Gulabo Sitabo, Durgamati, Shakuntala Devi, Ponmagal Vandhal, French Biriyani, Law, Sufiyum Sujatayum, V, CU Soon, Soorarai Pottru, Bheema Sena Nala Maharaja, Halal Love Story among others and the award-winning and critically acclaimed global Amazon Originals like Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, The Boys, Hunters, Fleabag, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. All this is available at no extra cost for Amazon Prime members. The service includes titles in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, and Bengali. Prime members can watch Tandav anywhere and anytime on the Prime Video app for smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV, etc. In the Prime Video app, Prime members can download episodes on their mobile devices and tablets and watch anywhere offline at no additional cost.
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