The Village is Amazon Prime Video’s Tamil web- series, which also releases dubbed versions in Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada. It is India’s first-ever show based on the graphic novel of the same name, written by Shamik Dasgupta and published by Asvin Srivatsangam’s Yali Dream Creation, the publishing company, which also published the author’s other Graphic novel Rakshak, is going to be made into a Hindi feature film by Sanjay Gupta, starring John Abraham (reportedly).
In May 2022, the streamer announced the series along with more than 40 other titles of its upcoming projects which include some original series, original movies, and the renewal of its many superhit series like Mirzapur, The Family Man, Paatal Lok, and Panchayat, etc.
Along with The Village, Prime Video also announced the titles of some fresh web shows such as Naga Chaitanya-led Dhootha, Raj & DK’s Farzi and Gulkanda Files, Sonakshi Sinha-led Dahaad, and many more. Dhootha will be released on December 1.
Though the CEO and publisher of Yali Dream House, Asvin Srivatsangam revealed that the novel has been acquired by a major OTT platform for web series adaptation, back in 2020, he didn’t reveal the name of the streamer at that time. Finally, after 2 years, the streamer has announced it in 2022.
The Village Cast & Crew
The series is directed by Milind Rau, who is best known for directing films like Kadhal 2 Kalyanam, Aval, The House Next Door, and Gruham. He has written its screenplay along with Deepthi Govindarajan and Deeraj Vaidy. Also, Rao is executive producing the series under the banner of Studio Shakthi.
The series stars the power star of Tamil Cinema Arya, who is making his OTT debut with this series. The actor was last seen in Anand Shankar’s 2021 action thriller “Enemy”, alongside Vishal, Mirnalini Ravi, and Mamta Mohandas.
Along with Arya, the series also stars Divya Pillai, Aazhiya, Aadukalam Naren, Thalaivasal Vijay, Muthukuar, Kalai Raani, George M., John Kokken, Arjun Chidambaram Rao, Pooja, Jayaprakash and P.N. Sunny.
The Village Release Date
The makers of the series ‘The Village’ unveiled the title of this horror drama show along with its first look on April 28, 2022. The horrific poster shows Arya stuck in a dense forest and trying to come out of the grip of some Zombies-like creatures.
The shooting of the series started in August 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it couldn’t go as planned. Most part of the series was filmed in Tamil Nadu state, now all set to release on 24 November 2023.
About the Series
The Village is a horror web series at its core and depicts a tribal conflict between the so-called upper caste Thevar family and the untouchable Koda tribe under the backdrop of mysterious circumstances.