Hostages (Indian TV series)

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Hostages
Hostages Hotstar Poster.jpg
Hostages on Disney+ Hotstar
GenreMystery
Crime
Thriller
Based onHostages
Written by
  • Nisarg Mehta
  • Shiva Bajpai
  • Mayukh Ghosh
Directed by (Season 1) (Season 2)
Starring
Theme music composerKarel Antonin
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes22 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Rohit Philip
  • Sameer Rajendran
Producer(s)
Production location(s)India
Running time25-33 Minutes
Production company(s)Applause Entertainment
Banijay Asia
DistributorThe Walt Disney Company India
Release
Original networkDisney+ Hotstar
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Original release31 May 2019 (2019-05-31) –
9 September 2020 (2020-09-09)
External links
[watch here Website]

Hostages is an Indian crime thriller web television series directed by Sudhir Mishra. It is an official adaptation of an Israeli series of the same name. The series is streaming in seven Indian languages on Hotstar and stars Tisca Chopra, Ronit Roy, Parvin Dabas, Aashim Gulati and Mohan Kapoor. The series has been renewed for a second season which premiered on 9 September 2020 and directed by Sachin Krishn.[1] The series was also broadcast on Star Plus in April 2020.[2]

Premise[edit]

Season 1

Surgeon Dr. Mira Anand (Tisca Chopra) is scheduled to perform a routine operation on the chief minister, but the night before the procedure, her family is taken hostage and she is ordered to assassinate her unwitting patient in order to save her family, forcing her to make a decision.

Season 2

The story starts a week after season 1. Handa is still under captivity and the whole crew is about to move to Nepal to perform the bonemarrow operation. When Handa tries to escape, an unexpected change of plan leads the team to take refuge in a dilapidated old mansion where shooting results in a hostage situation. When new players and motives behind the original plan is revealed more complex situation rises which Prithvi now has to overcome including saving his daughter's life.

Cast[edit]

Recurring[edit]

  • Manish Uppal as Naveen Khatana
  • Parag Gupta as Bunty
  • Kashish Arora as Girl Hostage
  • Danish Kalra as Dr. Shastri
  • Harish Khatri as Dr. Hingoorani
  • Dalip Gulati as Doctor 1
  • Shahnawaz Pradhan as Shukla
  • Yusuf Hussain as Dr. Ali
  • Pratik Parihar as Sniper Commando
  • Richa Goswami as Avantika (CM’S Secretary)
  • Saajan Malhotra as Rakesh (CM Security Guard 1)
  • Dayaram Yadav as CM Security Guard 2
  • Sumit Yadav as Arms Dealer
  • Bhavesh Babani as Sameer Kapoor
  • Palak Sindhwani as Min (Shovan’S Crush)
  • Ritu as Mishra Lata (Maid)
  • Manu Malik as Mahesh (Neighbour)
  • Akanksha Khatri

Promotion[edit]

It was announced as part of the Hotstar Specials in March. On May 18 the trailer[3] was released by Hotstar on various social media platforms, revealing the show would be streamed on 31 May 2019.[4] The second season was released on 9th September 2020.

Episodes[edit]

Season 1

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Threat"Nisarg Mehta31 May 2019 (2019-05-31)
A night before the operation of the Chief Minister of Haryana, Dr. Mira Anand, his surgeon, is held hostage along with her family by three masked men.
2"Sabotage"
  • Sudhir Mishra
Nisarg Mehta31 May 2019 (2019-05-31)
It's not a usual day at the hospital. While the clock is ticking, she desperately searches for a way to buy time. It is revealed that the kidnappers have a fourth team member.
3"Complications"
  • Sudhir Mishra
Nisarg Mehta31 May 2019 (2019-05-31)
At work, Mira has to deal with her old mentor's suspicion. Meanwhile, an angry neighbour shows up at the house.
4"Gatecrasher"
  • Sudhir Mishra
Nisarg Mehta31 May 2019 (2019-05-31)
A new challenge presents itself and Prithvi must tie up the loose ends. As Mira and Sanjay debate over her kids' safety, an unannounced visitor arrives.
5"Falling Apart"
  • Sudhir Mishra
Nisarg Mehta31 May 2019 (2019-05-31)
As Mira struggles to help a wounded Sanjay, Prithvi takes a gamble to save the day. Meanwhile, suspicion creeps into the kidnappers' team.
6"Pieces of the Puzzle"
  • Sudhir Mishra
Nisarg Mehta31 May 2019 (2019-05-31)
A sudden order to be present at the station leaves Prithvi concerned. On her way to the hospital, Mira begins to penetrate Prithvi's identity.
7"Betrayal"
  • Sudhir Mishra
Nisarg Mehta31 May 2019 (2019-05-31)
Mira doesn't know whom to trust, especially after she discovers the truth about Sanjay. Meanwhile, Aditya (Shaina's boyfriend) hatches a plan to escape with Shovan and Shaina, with help from Mira.
8"Escape"
  • Sudhir Mishra
Nisarg Mehta31 May 2019 (2019-05-31)
Prince and Aman chase Aditya and the kids into the jungle. Aditya meets with an accident and the kids are separated. Shaina calls the number provided by Mira earlier, and reaches Subramaniam, the CM's Chief of Security. At home, Sanjay does the unthinkable.
9"Endgame"
  • Sudhir Mishra
Nisarg Mehta31 May 2019 (2019-05-31)
Piecing together the clues, Mira is now following a new person. Elsewhere, Sanjay and Shovan take a risk to escape while Prithvi and Subramaniam end up in a clash after it is revealed that Subramaniam had recruited Prithvi.
10"A Matter of Choice"
  • Sudhir Mishra
Nisarg Mehta31 May 2019 (2019-05-31)
Prithvi has to contend with a mutiny from his crew, while Mira manages to turn the game around. Soon, she is faced with another choice, the one which was presented to her at the very beginning of the story.

Season 2

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"From frying pan to the fire"Nisarg Mehta9 September 2020 (2020-09-09)
After kidnapping Handa, Prithvi and his team are off to Nepal. However plans go awry when Handa escapes, Saba's health worsens and Subramaniam finds them.
2"No Visual"
  • Sachin Krishn
Nisarg Mehta9 September 2020 (2020-09-09)
With cops and reporters swarming the abondoned mansion, Prithvi scrambles for time. Ayesha Khan, brought in as hostage negotiator, establishes a communication line.
3"The trade off"
  • Sachin Krishn
Nisarg Mehta9 September 2020 (2020-09-09)
Prithvi is forced to make a tough decision and demands the release of a Tihar Jail inmate, Ashgar Nabi, who's a former surgeon. But Ayeasha has a card up her sleeve.
4"Caught off guard"
  • Sachin Krishn
Nisarg Mehta9 September 2020 (2020-09-09)
While Prithvi helps Ashgar setup for the bone marrow transplant, Desai gets an unwelcome guest. Elsewhere Shikha smells a rat in a so-called open-and-shut case.
5"Plan B"
  • Sachin Krishn
Nisarg Mehta9 September 2020 (2020-09-09)
With Ashgar completing his task, Prithvi plans an exit strategy. On the other side, Shikha pays the price for going against orders. Later Handa and Saba form a bond.
6"Cat and Mouse"
  • Sachin Krishn
Nisarg Mehta9 September 2020 (2020-09-09)
When Sarah helps Prithvi, she catches unwanted attention. Meanwhile Kanika meets an unexpected informant and Shikha comes across some crucial evidence.
7"Sneak in, Sneak out"
  • Sachin Krishn
Nisarg Mehta9 September 2020 (2020-09-09)
As Peter begins to crack under the hostage crisis, an intruder breaks into Sarah's house. On the other end, Shikha and Rohan decide to spy on Isha Andrews.
8"Beginning of the end"
  • Sachin Krishn
Nisarg Mehta9 September 2020 (2020-09-09)
The situation worsens when Prithvi receives a heart-stopping phone call about his daughter. Meanwhile, Handa tries to manipulate Peter into helping him.
9"Connecting the Dots"
  • Sachin Krishn
Nisarg Mehta9 September 2020 (2020-09-09)
A mysterious journalist, Arjun Bhasin, arrives to cover CM Handa's funeral. Back at the mansion, Handa sheds light on his questionable deals and Ayesha keeps a close eye on Dutt.
10"Old Friends reveal themselves"
  • Sachin Krishn
Nisarg Mehta9 September 2020 (2020-09-09)
As Prithvi reconnects with his old comrade, he plans to outwit Ranbir. On the other end, Arjun has an interesting encounter with a political extremist.
11"Inching Closer"
  • Sachin Krishn
Nisarg Mehta9 September 2020 (2020-09-09)
When Aman and Saba struggle to escape, Prithvi joins Dutt to clear out the mansion. Rohan finds a critical lead as the conspiracy unravrls more.
12"Against the clock"
  • Sachin Krishn
Nisarg Mehta9 September 2020 (2020-09-09)
It's a race against time for Prithvi to save his daughter. Ayesha finds something amiss and goes with her gut feeling, and Shikha finally puts it all together.

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2019 iReel Awards[5] Best Actor, Male (Drama) Ronit Roy Nominated
Gold Awards Best Actor (OTT) Ronit Roy Won
Best Actress (OTT) Tisca Chopra Won
Best Drama Series (OTT) Hostages Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ MumbaiApril 14, Press Trust of India; April 14, 2020UPDATED:; Ist, 2020 09:47. "Sudhir Mishra on Hostages 2: Lockdown has slowed down work, but series will be out by May". India Today.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link) CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ ""Coronavirus lockdown: TV channels introduce re-runs of shows, web content"". Business Standard.
  3. ^ Hotstar. "Hotstar Trailer".
  4. ^ Hollywood Reporter Team (4 March 2019). "Hotstar to remake The Night Of". The Hollywood Reporter. Mumbai. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  5. ^ "nominations". News18. Retrieved 11 September 2019.

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