Prime Video Announces its Original True-Crime Docuseries Wedding.con Which Puts a Spotlight on the Dark Side of Online Matchmaking; Premieres on December 29. Produced under the banner of BBC Studios India Production and directed by Tanuja Chandra, the docuseries delves into the real experiences of five women whose search for love and companionship leaves them entangled in a web of deceit and loss Wedding.con is set to premiere on Prime Video in India and across 240 countries and territories worldwide on December 29
Prime Video, India’s most loved entertainment destination, today announced Wedding.con, a true-crime Original docuseries, accompanied by a captivating and thought-provoking trailer. A BBC Studios India Production and directed by Tanuja Chandra, Wedding.con is a detailed, eye-opening, and a compelling narrative chronicling the experiences of five women in their pursuit of love and companionship. Their quest takes an unexpected turn, plunging them into an unimaginable web of deception and betrayal. Wedding.con is set to premiere exclusively on Prime Video in India and across more than 240 countries and territories worldwide on December 29 in Hindi with subtitles in English. The docuseries is the latest addition to the Prime membership. Prime members in India enjoy savings, convenience, and entertainment, all in a single membership for just ₹1499/ year.
This true-crime documentary series intimately follows the stories of five women as they embark on the journey to fulfil their dream of a happy marriage. However, their search for the perfect life partner, takes a distressing turn as they fall victim to financial and emotional exploitation by conmen. These imposters, assuming fake identities and posing as suitable grooms on online platforms, leave the women betrayed. Emphasising the need to raise awareness and take action against such scams, the five-part docuseries sheds light on the vulnerability of women who, in their pursuit of companionship, become easy, unsuspecting targets of deceitful schemes.
“Time and again, Prime Video stands firm in its commitment to champion and authentically represent women, both on screen and off screen. Whether through storytelling from a woman’s perspective, narratives focused on women’s experiences, or the portrayal of strong and impactful female characters, our content reflects a dedicated effort to empower and celebrate the diverse voices of women,” said Aparna Purohit, head of Originals, India and Southeast Asia, Prime Video. “Wedding.con stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment. Through its poignant documentation of real-life experiences, the series not only serves as a cautionary tale but also aims to inform and educate viewers about online matrimonial fraud, which turns out to be one of the most under-reported crimes. The issue remains shrouded in shame and stigma, making it crucial to shed light on. We are delighted to have partnered with BBC Studios India Production and Tanuja Chandra whose vision resonated strongly with ours, and we are certain that viewers will find this docuseries engrossing and at the same time, eye-opening.”
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"In India and other South Asian cultures, it's widely believed that marriage is the most significant milestone in a woman's life, and the pressure to 'settle down' keeps mounting as she grows older," said director Tanuja Chandra. "In fact, by the time she's 35, she's told the ship has long sailed. Wedding.con is the tale of five women who were victims of matrimonial fraud, but are now survivors and have shown tremendous courage in recounting their experience, to expose these scams. When BBC Studios brought this project to me, it was an eye-opener and I am grateful to these incredible women and Prime Video for passionately supporting my vision to bring this docuseries to life. It makes me very hopeful that this series reaching out to a wide audience when it streams on Prime Video in India and across the world, will help in saving women from being duped in the future.”
"In Prime Video, we have a collaborator who shares our vision of producing impactful content that can resonate with a diverse audience. Wedding.con isn't merely a collection of intriguing stories, it's a thought-provoking narrative designed to foster awareness”, said Neha Khurana, Head of Factual Entertainment and Documentaries, BBC Studios India Production. "BBC is committed to creating enriching content that not only entertains but makes one pause and think. This docuseries is a compelling narration addressing one of the most pressing issues prevalent today—the dark side of online matchmaking. The desire to get married combined with the pressure society puts on women makes for a perfect playground for conmen waiting to exploit women. With Prime Video, we are confident that this docuseries will resonate with audiences both in and beyond India."
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