Brown – the Karisma Kapoor starrer Neo-noir drama directed by Abhinay Deo – becomes the only Indian web show to be part of Berlin Market Selects 2023
Zee Studios has announced their new web series Brown starring Karisma Kapoor, Surya Sharma and Soni Razdan in pivotal roles and directed by Abhinay Deo. The Neo-noir drama has been announced as a part of the notable Berlinale Series Market Selects. The Berlinale Series Market (February 20-22, 2023) has returned to Potsdamer Platz for its ninth edition. The third edition of the curated series is under the label Berlinale Series Market Selects that includes a total of 16 titles from five continents, among them Chile, South Africa, Israel, Belgium, Lithuania and India, as well as two German productions.
The series is based on Rita Brown, a suicidal alcoholic and Arjun Sinha, a widower with survivor’s guilt. The protagonists need to deal with an unstoppable serial killer on the loose. The Neo-noir series captures the existential angst of these investigators. The series encapsulates themes of depression, irrelevance, addiction, corruption and false appearances.
Karisma Kapoor says, “I am extremely happy to be a part of ‘Brown’ and working with such a fantastic director Abhinay Deo, and Zee Studios who have backed such fabulous content. Playing the role of Rita Brown has been intriguing and creatively satisfying, to say the least. Super excited that ‘Brown’ has been chosen on an international platform, the Berlinale Series Market Select.”
Brown also stars Helen, KK Raina and Jishu Sen alongside Karisma, Surya Sharma and Soni Razdan and shall be one of the first series to follow a police procedural in an emotionally twistful manner. The Berlinale Series Market is a joint initiative of the European Film Market, the Berlinale Co-Production Market and Berlinale Talents.
Abhinay Deo shares, “Suspense and human vulnerabilities round out Brown’s artillery. To be precise, it also carries a time pressure element and a series of mysterious events that shall keep the audiences hooked on to their seats.”
Ashima Awasthi, Creative Head, Zee Studios, shared, “‘Brown’ is a series with a powerful narrative that is a study in characters. Being selected as one amongst only 16 titles globally at Berlinale Series Market reiterates our focus on creating stories for global audiences.”
Shariq Patel, CBO, Zee Studios, added, “Brown is the studios first attempt at creating a show which is truly world class, and to be part of the eminent Berlinale Series Market Selects for 2023 is a matter of great pride for us. The brilliance of Abhinay Deo behind the camera and Karisma Kapoor in front of it, is surely going to excite audiences world wide.”