Mumbai: Hotstar Special has teamed up with R.A.T. Films to launch HUNDRED – a story that chronicles the many misadventures of two contrasting women, set in the backdrop of Mumbai, its chawls and crime gangs. A masala entertainer, HUNDRED marks the digital debut of Bollywood’s Lara Dutta and Marathi cinema’s Rinku Rajguru as they come together to form the most dysfunctional duo of 2020.
A terminally ill girl looking for thrills is hired to be an undercover agent by an ambitious female cop looking for a promotion. As they both unite to accomplish their own goal in 100 days, chaos ensues. Based on the by-lanes of Mumbai, the show has been shot across real locations of the city adding a certain level of realism to the narrative. Directors Ruchi Narain, Ashutosh Shah, and Taher Shabbir have maintained a crisp balance between action, drama, and humor that make HUNDRED a fun family entertainer. The cast includes powerhouse talent in prominent roles including Karan Wahi, Sudhanshu Pandey, Parmeet Sethi, Rohini Hattangidi, Arun Nalawde, and Makarand Deshpande. The 8-episode series will launch on 25th April 2020 only on Disney+ Hotstar VIP.
Actor Lara Dutta who portrays the character of ACP Saumya Shukla said, “Hotstar Specials presents HUNDRED is a fun and entertaining story of a dysfunctional Jodi and the chaos that ensues in their lives. The makers have carefully scripted the show to bring alive action and humor in a very entertaining way. One of the many reasons I chose to do the show is because I have never played a cop on screen and my character is trying hard to survive in a man’s world. She has very interesting dynamics with the people in her life and the more complex a situation, the more she thrives. She is nothing like me in real life!”
Rinku Rajguru who marks her digital debut said, “It’s been a roller-coaster ride making my digital debut with Hotstar Specials presents HUNDRED – a show that has equal measures of comedy and crime. I portray the character of Netra Patil – a bindaas Marathi mulgi who is trying to live her life to the fullest. What drew me towards the show is the way this character has been molded – people will see a different side of her in each episode.”
Actor Karan Wahi added, “Hotstar Specials presents HUNDRED is a fantastic story that perfectly combines chaos, crime, and comedy; making it a fun watch. It will hopefully give people a hundred reasons to smile and uplift their mood in these unprecedented times – it’s just what the doctor ordered!”
Director Ruchi Narain added, “Hotstar Specials has created some groundbreaking content and we are super thrilled to team up with them for a show of this caliber! HUNDRED has all the elements of a family entertainer – action, drama, comedy, thrill and more! It’s a story where desperation leads two unlikely women – one bindass and the other badass – to team up as they chase their own personal goals.”
Directors Ashutosh Shah and Taher Shabbir concluded, “HUNDRED is fantastical crime and comedy fully based on whacky city of Bombay. It’s a story of a bindaas girl who meets a badass cop who together embark on a twisty yet fun-filled road. It’s a full-on family entertainer and what better platform for it to be on than Disney+ Hotstar VIP. Let the fun begin!”
What if your bucket list is to risk your life as many times as possible? Netra Patil realized it quite early after she learned that she had only 100 days to live. The life around – a thankless family, a good for nothing boyfriend, and an underwhelming job – was as good as being dead, so she starts doing things which a simple Maharashtrian girl can never ever dream of. On the other hand, ACP Saumya Shukla was always undermined by her boss and never given real cases and she knew she had only a few days more after which she would be shifted to a desk job from where there will be no coming back. In Netra she found the perfect pawn to play and further her career little did she know how unpredictable Netra can be!
Watch all episodes of HUNDRED starting 25th April 2020 only on Disney+ Hotstar VIP.