Amazon Prime Video released the trailer of the much-awaited Hindi film Sherni that will premiere exclusively on the service on June 18, across the globe in 240+ countries. The film will see Vidya Balan in the lead, as an upright Forest officer – Vidya, who powers through the brutal beasts of social barrier set by the patriarchal society and the lackadaisical attitudes within her department. The exciting trailer showcases Vidya’s incredible journey, set in the world full of quirky yet relatable characters, as she navigates through her marriage with her rather unusual job, all this while trying to resolve the man-animal conflict. Produced by T-Series & Abundantia Entertainment, this must-watch drama is helmed by Newton-fame director Amit Masurkar and is laced with his trademark satire. The film also has an eclectic mix of actors like Sharad Saxena, Mukul Chaddha, Vijay Raaz, Ila Arun, Brijendra Kala and Neeraj Kabi in key roles.
Speaking about working on this unconventional entertainer, the prolific director Amit Masurkar shared, “SHERNI is an intricately-layered story, exploring the complex issues of conflict between humankind and animals. Vidya Balan plays a mid-level forest officer who despite obstacles and pressures, works with her team and local allies to preserve a balance in the environment. Working with her, the amazing ensemble cast and the uber-talented crew has been an incredible experience for me. I hope that releasing Sherni on Amazon Prime Video will help this story reach a wide and diverse audience both in India and across the world.”
Sharing her excitement on the trailer launch, the versatile actress Vidya Balan said, “Ever since I first heard the story of Sherni, I found the world fascinating and so far removed from my own. Also the character I play, Vidya is a woman of few words but many dimensions. The film deals with a sensitive topic that touches upon respect, mutual understanding, and co-existence, not just between man-animal, but between humans as well. It gives me immense joy to bring this unique character and story to the global audience through Amazon Prime Video and hope to engage them in unexpected ways.”
Prime members in India and across 240+ countries and territories can stream Sherni exclusively on Amazon Prime Video starting June 18.
Sherni will join the thousands of TV shows and movies from Hollywood and Bollywood in the Prime Video catalogue. These include Indian films Durgamati, Chhalaang, Gulabo Sitabo, Shakuntala Devi, Ponmagal Vandhal, Law, French Biriyani, Sufiyum Sujatayum, V, CU Soon, Nishabhdham, Halal Love Story, Bheemasena Nalamaharaj, Soorarai Pottru, Middle Class Melodies, Mane No. 13, Penguin, Putham Pudhu Kaalai, and Unpaused along with Indian-produced Amazon Original series like Bandish Bandits, Breathe: Into The Shadows, Paatal Lok, Four More Shots Please, Mirzapur 1, 2, The Family Man, Inside Edge, and Made In Heaven, Sons of The Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers and the award-winning and critically acclaimed global Amazon Originals like Borat The Subsequent Moviefilm, Coming 2 America, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Boys, Hunters, Fleabag, and The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel. All this is available at no extra cost for Amazon Prime members. The service includes titles in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, and Bengali.
Prime members will be able to watch Sherni anywhere and anytime on the Prime Video app for smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV, etc. In the Prime Video app, Prime members can download episodes on their mobile devices and tablets and watch anywhere offline at no additional cost.
Prime Video is available in India to Prime members for just ₹999 annually or ₹129 monthly, new customers can find out more at www.amazon.in/prime and subscribe to a free 30-day trial.