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|Created by||Arunabh Kumar|
|Developed by||Arunabh Kumar|
|Written by||Biswapati Sarkar|
|Story by||Arunabh Kumar|
|Directed by||Amit Golani|
|Music by||Vaibhav Bundhoo|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||5 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Arun Kumar|
|Producer(s)||The Viral Fever Media Labs|
|Running time||30–50 minutes|
|Production company(s)||The Viral Fever Media Labs |
|Distributor||The Viral Fever (TVF)|
|Original network||TVF Play|
|Original release||June 5– August 30, 2015|
TVF Pitchers is a web series created by The Viral Fever (TVF) and developed by Arunabh Kumar. The first season consists of five episodes and premiered online on The Viral Fever's content portal TVFPlay on 3 June 2015. A week later, on 10 June, it premiered on YouTube. The season finale premiered on TVFPlay on 30 August 2015. It follows four friends, Naveen, Jitu, Yogi and Mandal, who quit their jobs in order to develop their own start-up company.
Four friends, Naveen Bansal (Naveen), Jitendra Maheshwari (Jitu), Yogendra Kumar (Yogi) and Saurabh Mandal (Mandal), enter the business world by launching their own start-up company. Naveen becomes angry for not getting a project from the company in which he works, gets drunk and resigns.He faces a dilemma when he is offered a position in a branch office located in Beijing.He leaves for the airport but upon reaching there he realizes that he is not destined for routine jobs. At the same time, he receives news of his "B-Plan" reaching the final of the NASSCOM start-up conclave. This sets off a chain of events in which the four rediscover what they really want in life, and face challenges in getting their start-up idea off the ground.
After the release of the first trailer, the show's premise was compared to that of the American TV show Silicon Valley. However, when the pilot premiered, viewers realized this was not the case. Arunabh Kumar, founder and CEO of The Viral Fever, told The Huffington Post that if there's an American TV show that did inspire Pitchers – not in content but in spirit – it is the HBO drama Entourage about a young Hollywood star on the rise.
- Naveen Kasturia as Naveen Bansal (5 episodes)
- Jitendra Kumar as Jitendra Maheshwari (Jitu) (5 episodes)
- Arunabh Kumar as Yogendra Kumar Pandey (Yogi) (5 episodes)
- Abhay Mahajan as Saurabh Mandal (5 episodes)
- Aakanksha Thakur as Saumya Maheshwari (5 episodes)
- Maanvi Gagroo as Shreya (4 episodes)
- Jaimini Pathak as Rajat Khanna (2 episodes)
- Rajesh Sharma as Gary Bhujiawala (2 episodes)
- Biswapati Sarkar as Puneet (2 episodes)
- Sunil Sinha as Jitu's Father (2 episode)
- Sameer Saxena as Ankit Bhardwaj (1 episode)
There are only five episodes in one season and no other season has been produced.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Release date||Production|
|1||1||"Tu Beer Hai"||Amit Golani||Biswapati Sarkar||3 June 2015||S01E01|
|Naveen is upset with his company for not letting him lead a project for which he'd worked really hard. His mentor Bhati asks him a very fundamental question: "What are you?" Naveen and his friends discover the answer to the question in different ways.|
|1||2||"And Then There Were Four"||Amit Golani||Biswapati Sarkar||17 June 2015||S01E02|
|While the startup is the idea of the three friends – Naveen, Jitu and Yogi – Naveen's roommate and IIM graduate Saurabh Mandal wants to join, and needs to convince the trio that they need him.|
|1||3||"The Jury Room"||Amit Golani||Biswapati Sarkar||20 July 2015||S01E03|
|With all four members on board, the guys look for investors and are overwhelmed by the plethora of start-ups. Also, Jitu needs to convince his father to allow him to join the start-up.|
|1||4||"Bulb Jalega Boss"||Amit Golani||Biswapati Sarkar||1 August 2015||S01E04|
|Continuing from the previous episode, Naveen, Mandal and Yogi determine to succeed at the event under any circumstances, while Jitu has his own agenda to take care of at home. The events unfold parallel to each other.|
|1||5||"Where Magic Happens"||Amit Golani||Biswapati Sarkar||30 August 2015||S01E05|
|The gang is one step away from their seed fund, but one innocent mistake might take it all away. Naveen's love life is also tested.|
TVF Pitchers has been well received by the internet audience. The first episode has more than 7.7 million views. The series, hosted on TVF's official YouTube channel, has gathered over 1 million views for each episode. TVF Pitchers has 9.2/10 ratings by more than 41,000 users on IMDb, and is currently 53th on the website's Top Rated TV.
- "TVF Pitchers (2015 TV Mini-Series)". IMDB.
- "TVFPlay". TVFPlay. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
- "TVF Pitchers Is The Latest Experiment By The Viral Fever Guys And We Think It's Rather Cool!". MissMalini. Retrieved 2015-08-02.
- "The Viral Fever's New Web Series is About India's Frenzied Start-Up Scene". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2015-06-05.
- "TVF Pitchers S01E01 - 'Tu Beer Hai'". Youtube. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
- "TVF Pitchers On IMDB '".
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