This is the era of OTTs, and the Telugu industry is just now stepping into this arena. It is a promising new field, full of space for innovation. The new Zee5 original series Loser, which premieres on 15 May 2020, seems to be one such fresh addition. The trailer was released on Youtube recently and looks extremely promising.
From the get-go, we can see that it is sports-centric, and evokes memories of movies like Jersey and Chak De! India. However, it is also fresh and different from them because it brings together three different characters, each of them struggling to make it big in their sport, with matters like poverty, religion, gender coming in their way. Set across three decades, the series will map the stories of three struggling sportspeople, their love lives, their families, and their passion. One is Suri, a poor young man who is excellent at rifle shooting but is barred from the nationals for financial reasons. Another is Wilson, who was a promising bowler back in the 80s. The third is Ruby, an aspiring badminton player who is stopped by her father, who insists that if she must play, she can only play for Pakistan. According to the trailer, their three paths will intersect. It is intriguing to see how that could happen, and what it will mean for each of the characters.
The trailer is gripping, and right away we can see that the cinematography is top-notch. The background score also builds the suspense, and familiar faces pop up. Priyadarshi
stands out, and we are sure this will be another sparkling performance. Shayari Shinde’s veteran presence only elevates our expectations, as the actor never fails to deliver. The series is also starring Annie, Shashank, and Kalpika
in other prominent roles. From what we can see, all these aspects should deliver an interesting and complex watch, and we can’t wait to find out on May 15th! It will premiere on Zee5, an OTT with a website and app! Stay tuned to Xappie to stay updated, and watch this space for a review of the series once it is out!