Mumbai: At a time when the majority of the world population is filled with uncertainty and is hitting the pause button on their daily routine, consumers have turned to stories to deal with the new normal. Rainshine Entertainment, a leading entertainment company that creates, nurtures and develops content studios that create fabulous content for Indian and global audiences, has conceptualized and produced some of the most inspiring, heartwarming, and thrilling content that has caught the imagination of Indians currently.
The slate includes Vir Das’ critically acclaimed, dark comedy, Hasmukh, streaming exclusively on Netflix. The show has had a dream run since its launch, picking up the No-1 spot on India Top 10 in just a day from its launch on the platform. Hasmukh, a Weirdass Comedy concept, has been Directed by Nikhil Gonsalves and co-created by Vir Das & Nikkhil Advani.
Joining this power list is the Spotify Original Podcast, Special Mission, Rainshine Entertainment’s heartfelt tribute to the Indian Armed Forces narrated by Gul Panag and created & story curated by Saishree Ashwin. Covering unheard stories around diverse topics like international rescue missions, stories of regimental legends, of love, of honor and even the animals that serve in the forces, the podcast features real-life stories of the Indian Armed Forces that go beyond valor, traversing the extraordinary, behind-the-scene lives of these heroes and their families. With two episodes already out, the show has been lauded for its depth, character, and ability to tug at the heartstrings of all those who listen in. The show has been produced by Rainshine Entertainment and ATS Studio.
Last but not least are three Audible Suno original podcasts – Masters of Business, where some of India’s most prominent corporate leaders and entrepreneurs like Harsh Mariwala, Ronnie Screwvala, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Umang Bedi, Deep Kalra, among others, hold audio masterclasses. It has been produced by CM Studios and co-created by Russell Pinto, Upasna Mann, and Nudrat Khan. Agla Station Investigation, a light-hearted, humorous account of the Indian Petty Crimes Branch (IPCB), an obscure branch within the police dedicated to solving only the silliest of crimes, and Swami Hasyadev Maharaj, the story of a fictional self-styled Godman who believes he was sent to earth to spread laughter, have both been created and produced by Weirdass Comedy.
Speaking on this occasion, Neeraj Bhargava, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Rainshine Entertainment, says, “We are amidst an extraordinary situation that calls for the utmost levels of patience and strength. During these trying times, art, in its diverse forms, is known to be a welcome distraction and comforter for so many people across the world. With everybody at home, content consumption as a whole has increased manifold because all of us are turning to stories to feel better.”
Expanding further, Neeraj Bhargava says, “At Rainshine Entertainment, we are ensuring that we continue to offer high quality, engaging content, across formats and genres. Through these releases, we’ve curated compelling narratives which are resonating with our audiences and we are delighted with the feedback. There’s something for everyone and I hope these stories will help our audiences get through this long phase of social isolation.”
The owned and partner studios of Rainshine Entertainment are behind the creation, conceptualization, and production of these shows.