Of late, Bollywood has come under fire for alleged use of narcotics. This intense scrutiny has had a trickle-down effect as everyone on social media seems to be obsessed around the conversation regarding drugs. While the debate about drug use and its potential social consequences is still hot and ongoing, MX Player has come up with a web series titled ‘High’ that takes a closer look at the life of a person on his road to recovery, fighting drug addiction, and what goes down when a drug that can supposedly get people off every other drug, surfaces in the market. But what we're interested in finding out is does the show bring out the realities of this side of the world? Does it unleash the harsh realities that we are only hearing about in the news today?
High traces the life of Shiv Mathur (Akshay Oberoi), an addict struggling to get a grip on life, who eventually finds himself in a rehab facility. The rehab is run by Doctor Roy (Prakash Belawadi) and two other junior doctors Shweta (Shweta Basu Prasad) and Nakul (Nakul Bhalla) who are working on a mysterious compound. The existence and sampling of this pill create the biggest disruption in the illegal drugs market and manages to grab the attention of professional assassin – Lakda (Ranvir Shorey), amongst many others. But will Shiv and the gang be able to achieve their dream? Or will they be eliminated?
The trailer of the fast-paced web series released recently. You can check it out below: The 9 episodic series is directed by acclaimed ad filmmaker Nikhil Rao and also stars powerful performers like Mrinmayee Godbole, Kunal Naik, Mantra and Madhur Mittal in key roles. High releases on 7th October 2020.
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