The new web series premiered on bindass' facebook page, on 28th April 2016
It's only been five days since bindass’ first ever fiction web series 'Girl in the City' hit the internet, and the show has already created ripples on the web in a short span of time. Opening to a thunderous response in what has been a first for any show of this kind, the premier episode has registered more than a million hits on Facebook alone. Add to it the YouTube views and the count just goes further up. The latest web series, which was launched on bindass' Facebook page on 28th April 2016, is a coming of age story of 21 year old Meera Sehgal from Dehradhun, who comes to the bustling city of Mumbai to pursue her dream in the fashion industry. Digital sensationk Mithila Palar plays Meera, in what promises to be yet another successful venture for her in the online space.
The 13 episode series of about 10 minutes each will unveil on a weekly basis every Thursday, on bindass' Facebook page. Interestingly, the show is also being aired on television the following day, on bindass. The first episode sees the protagonist arrive in the city of dreams to pursue an internship in fashion. Hailing from a small town, we see her get a true-blue tryst of the big bad city, a start of what appears to be a roller coaster journey for her ahead. Going by the audience reaction, viewers seem to have connected with the character right at the outset, and are eagerly awaiting the release of the second episode. Here are some candid remarks from the fans, picked up from bindass' Facebook page: Rashid Khan said that his old memories of being a new person in Mumbai were refreshed. Another fan, Shaurya Mehta, seems to have enjoyed the writing and the editing, two important cogs in the story-telling wheel. Fans also had some light-hearted remarks like Suraj, who left a comment about Meera's bouncy curls, apart from the fact that he found her absolutely charming. The first episode seems to have connected with viewers and fans from all age groups. For example, Nirmal Mazumder left a comment saying that the story was so touching and real, that it reminded her of her daughter's first day in Mumbai.
Girl in the City is directed by Samar Shaikh of Bobby Jasoos Fame, written by Sanyukta Chawla Shaikh (writer of critically acclaimed Neerja) and co-produced by actor cum director Anand Tiwari. The series also stars Udaan actor Rajat Barmecha in a pivotal role.
If you haven't caught it yet, check out the first episode of Girl in the City right here: https://www.facebook.com/bindass/videos/10153403429590764/
Alternatively you can also watch it on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3E8FHEglbs
To be a part of Meera Sehgal' s journey, tune in to bindass' facebook page at 7.30 pm, every Thursday