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Gaalivaana in Telugu coming to ZEE5 Global

March 31, 2022

ZEE5 Global, the platform for South-Asian content, is bringing viewers a foreign adaptation in Telugu – Gaalivaana, an Indian rendition of a modern European thriller, One Of Us. BBC Studios and NorthStar Entertainment jointly produced the drama, marking the former’s foray into the premium regional scripted market. This comes after the recent successful releases of Telugu comedy-drama Oka Chinna Family Story, Loser 2 and Sankellu (a Telugu-dubbed version of the Tamil series Vilangu). Home to the country’s best entertainment content across languages, ZEE5 Global has consistently been entertaining viewers with premium and diverse content offerings.

Gaalivaana is an intensive family-based revenge drama headlined by Tollywood stalwarts Radhika Sarathkumar and Sai Kumar, along with a sterling cast formed by Chandini Chowdary, Nandini Rai, Chaitanya Krishna, Thagubothu Ramesh, Jyothi Pradeep and Ashritha Vemuganti. Helmed by ace director Sharan Kopisetty, the ZEE5 Global original is slated to stream from April 14 on the platform.

Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global, said, “ZEE5 Global takes pride in being the platform of choice for viewers with a vast library of shows and films across borders and genres. We are delighted to now bring Gaalivaana, an intense, thrilling drama series for our Telugu audiences across the globe. Gaalivaana features some of the best artists in the Telugu industry and will surely take our viewers on an edgy ride with its chilling storyline.”

Sameer Gogate, General Manager – BBC Studios, said, “We’re delighted to begin our journey in the regional market with ZEE5 to produce this gripping BBC Studios format. Our British scripted formats have found a great connection with the Indian audiences through arresting storylines and complex yet well-defined characters that resonate with the audience.  As we make the leap into producing local language content for the regional Telugu market, we are excited to see the audiences’ reception towards Gaalivaana and look forward to producing more high-quality content for the local market.”

Sharrath Marar, Founder and CEO- NorthStar Entertainment, said, “We are ecstatic to be part of BBC Studios’ debut into the regional scripted market and honoured to partner them and ZEE5 Global to produce Gaalivaana for the Telugu audience. The series is loaded with suspense as the characters navigate through layers of secrets and blurred lines. I hope the audience will enjoy the series as much as we enjoyed putting it together.”

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