When Balaji Mohan's As I'm Suffering From Kadhal dropped on Hotstar three years ago, it beat all other OTT players to the finish line. It was a new format back then and the series worked well with the millennial audience. But, within a short period, Amazon Prime Video and ZEE5 started making original South Indian shows. Most fell below the mark, though.
Now that Hotstar has found a new lease of life as Disney+Hotstar, it's dipping into original Tamil shows again. The trailer for Triples, starring Jai, Vani Bhojan, Vivek Prasanna and Rajkumar, and directed by Charukesh Sekar, gives us a glimpse into its fun world. But we'll have to wait and see if the quality of humour is kept alive throughout the eight-episode series.
The show will stream from December 11 on Disney+ Hotstar VIP.
All the cast members have had the experience of previously starring in successful comedies. Vani Bhojan starred in 2019's Telugu comedy Meeku Maathrame Cheptha, and Jai's collaborations with Venkat Prabhu are well-known to regular consumers of Tamil films. However, these permutations alone cannot strengthen the show. The wedding misadventures need to be really awesome to strike a chord with viewers.
Triples has been created by Hotstar Specials in collaboration with Karthik Subbaraj's Stone Bench Films. The series is about three friends and business partners who find themselves in Goa after being chased by a loan shark after a wedding misadventure. The eight-episode romantic-comedy series throws the spotlight on the lives of Ram, Maadhu and Cheenu (a hat-tip to the inimitable Crazy Mohan by writer Balaji Jayaraman). The show also stars Vivek Prasanna, Rajkumar and Madhuri MJ.
In a statement, Karthik Subbaraj said, "Triples is a full-on entertainer, and our beloved Tamil audience will see some familiar and relatable characters, and the quirky dialogues will keep everyone laughing till the end."
Along with this, there are a few more shows that Disney+ Hotstar is planning to release. It'll be an interesting month for all of us who have been cooped up in our homes for a large part of the year.