Hindi films have taught us that ‘It’s all about loving your parents’, but what happens when that love is just a bit much & over-bearing! A game developer and a national level sportswoman get married and plan to start their ‘happily ever after’ in Mumbai. But as they begin with their new lives, their pesky in-laws land up as their new neighbors and a mayhem ensues. This Christmas, SonyLIV brings to you the much needed 2020’s year-end offering in its upcoming original – Sandwiched Forever. Launching on 25th December, the 15-episodic sitcom dwells on the craziest family in town and the twisted equations that bind them together.
Directed by Rohan Sippy and produced by Studio Next, Sandwiched Forever is a sitcom around the newlyweds Sameer and Naina. Their search for a ‘home’ lands them in a flat adjoining to Naina’s parents while Sameer’s parents also end up becoming their neighbors soon after. From home décor references to food preferences, as the in-laws start dictating the norms of the house, thereon begins a roller coaster ride with Sameer and Naina’s lives turned upside down in a blink. Laden with humour, sarcasm and deluge of close to life moments, this show reflects on the intricate yet endearing relationships that define all modern Indian families.
Starring Aahana Kumra and Kunaal Roy Kapur in the lead, the show is written and run by The Kapil Sharma Show fame Bharat Kukreti. The show stars a stellar cast including Zakir Hussain, Divya Seth Shah, Atul Kulkarni and Lubna Salim amongst others. So, gear up for a laugh riot and watch Sandwiched Forever on and from 25th December only on SonyLIV.
Ashish Golwalkar – Head-Content SET, Digital Business, Sony Pictures Networks India
“We believe there is a strong need for relatable ‘sitcoms’ in the Indian home entertainment space. Sandwiched Forever which rides on a humorous plot with incredible performances, is SonyLIV’s first attempt to cater to this need gap. Studio Next has roped in a great bunch of talent to execute this. We are delighted to have Bharat Kukreti and his team write and creatively supervise the show. As a director, Rohan Sippy has been successful in bringing out an entertaining watch from this ensemble cast.”
Indranil Chakraborty, Head, Studio Next
“Post the stupendous success of our debut venture Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, Studio Next has set a benchmark in the OTT space and we hope to live up to it with Sandwiched Forever. It’s a lighthearted take on modern day relationships that’s sure to resonate with the masses and emerge as an apt festive entertainer”
Rohan Sippy, Director, Sandwiched Forever
“Art imitates life is a truth, and I feel nothing inspires us more than the disarming and relatable tales of Indian households. Sandwiched Forever is one such quirky portrayal of an Indian family struggling to make sense of their newfound relationships. I am delighted to have worked with a group of brilliant, versatile actors who have taken the show to another level with their impeccable comic timing and performances. We are thrilled to collaborate with SonyLIV and Studio Next to bring this comedy to the audience.”
Kunaal Roy Kapur, Actor
“I am drawn to sitcoms as a genre so when I heard the narration for Sandwiched Forever, it didn’t take me long to give a nod. Not only was Sameer an extremely fun and endearing character to portray but the story in itself deals with a situation, most Indian couples find themselves in, which made it relatable to the core. We had a great time shooting the series and I hope the chemistry spills over to the screen. Looking forward to the premiere on SonyLIV.”
Aahana Kumra, Actress
“Sandwiched Forever is the story of the quintessential Indian household that we all can relate to. The show underlines a host of hilarious and awkward instances between two families who are stuck together by a marriage and are now compelled to adjust with each other. I have thoroughly enjoyed playing Naina and it was no less than a riot filming this series with such talented actors. I can’t wait for the audience reactions to this show.”
SonyLIV is the first Indian premium Video on demand (VOD) service by Sony Pictures Networks’ (SPN) providing multi-screen engagement for users on all devices. Launched in January 2013, the digital streaming player is home to 24 years of rich content from the library of Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) with over 40,000 hours of programming. SonyLIV subscribers get exclusive access to key sporting events from across the globe, the latest Hollywood Shows, Originals, 18,000+ hours of TV Shows, LiveTV, News, Lifestyle, Fitness and Kids content.
With 100 million+ app downloads so far, SonyLIV is the first amongst its competition to provide original and exclusive premium content to Indian viewers. SonyLIV is the first OTT platform to launch an Original web series – #Lovebytes, followed by India’s first Marathi Original – YOLO. Currently, the platform has over 150+ original shows spread across Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati and Bengali. The Tamil and Telugu library itself boasts of 2000+ hours of Movies and Originals. SonyLIV recently added new originals to its line-up – Avrodh, Your Honor, Undekhi and Scam 1992 being some of them.
Apart from being the official Indian streaming partner for Global Sporting events, SonyLIV keeps its viewers entertained throughout the year with Live action Cricket, Football, Tennis, Basketball, eSports, Racing and Fighting Sports. The platform offers its subscribers a host of premium International tournaments like the UEFA Champions League, Australian Open, Serie A, W.W.E., N.B.A., UFC, F.A. Cup, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Euro 2020, Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Mzansi Super League, Big Bash, T10, ATP Tours, Impact Wrestling and The Ashes to name a few. SonyLIV also has rights to tournaments of Cricket Boards inclusive Cricket Australia, England and Wales Cricket Board & Cricket Ireland. In 2019, the service launched in the Middle East and has plans to expand its complete bouquet of services in several Southeast Asian countries.
SonyLIV has partnerships with key International studios – SPE Films, Lionsgate and iTV, which allows its subscribers exclusive access to award-winning shows like, Seinfeld, Power, The Good Doctor and Mr. Mercedes. The platform recently added a host of celebrated Hollywood shows to its library like LA’s Finest S2, On Becoming a God in Central Florida, Alex Rider, For Life, Lincoln Rhyme, War of the Worlds, Commons and Indebted amongst others. SonyLIV also has exclusive local partnerships with the likes of TVF, which adds popular Indian Originals like Gullak and Tripling S2 to their vast content library.
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About Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN):
Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation, Japan.
SPN has several channels including Sony Entertainment Television (SET and SET HD), one of India’s leading Hindi general entertainment television channels; MAX, India’s premium Hindi movies and special events channel; MAX 2, another Hindi movie channel showcasing great India Cinema; MAX HD, a high definition Hindi movie channel airing premium quality films; WAH, the FTA channel for Hindi movies; SAB and SAB HD the family-oriented Hindi comedy entertainment channels; PAL, a genre leader in rural Hindi speaking markets (HSM) showcasing the best of Hindi general entertainment and Hindi movies from SPN’s content library; PIX and PIX HD, Sony BBC Earth and Sony BBC Earth HD, the premium factual entertainment channels, Sony AATH, the Bangla entertainment channel; YAY!, the kids entertainment channel; sports entertainment channels – SONY SIX, SONY SIX HD, SONY TEN 1, SONY TEN 1 HD, SONY TEN 2, SONY TEN 2 HD, SONY TEN 3, SONY TEN 3 HD; Sony मराठी, the Marathi general entertainment channel; SonyLIV – the digital entertainment VOD platform; SPN Productions, the networks’ film production arm and Studio NEXT the independent production venture for original content and IPs for TV and digital media. SPN reaches out to over 700 million viewers in India and is available in 167 countries.
The network is recognized as an employer of choice within and outside the media industry. SPN is a recipient of several awards, including India’s Best Companies to Work For 2020 by the Great Place to Work® Institute, India, ‘Aon Best Employers India’ awards in recognition of SPN’s unique workplace culture and exceptional people practices, consistently ranking amongst India’s Top 10 Companies with Best Health & Wellness Practices by SHRM & CGP Partners and listed by Working Mother & AVTAR as one of the 100 Best Companies for Women in India.
Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited is in its 25th year of operations in India. It has a subsidiary, MSM-Worldwide Factual Media Private Limited and an affiliate, Bangla Entertainment Private Limited in India.
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