From 3rd December 2018, to air every Monday to Friday at 11:00 p.m.
Beauty is bewitching. While one is bewildered by beauty and appreciates it as an art, there are a few who hide evil and wrap it with black magic. The former is shared as stories. It is the latter however, that makes for memorable legends and terrifying stories. The latest offering from COLORS – Tantra - is a supernatural drama about a house and the family it houses. Unbeknownst to the family, the house itself is pure evil and hiding in plain sight in the lap of nature.
Tantra tells the story of an affluent family of the Khanna’s who move into their dream house. Their life remains normal and at peace, until they start to have eerie feelings and unexplainable experiences. They are unaware that their house itself is a manifestation of evil and they are under the effects of black magic and evil conjurations. The show explores the concepts of black magic, incantation, mysticism, and supernatural elements in an intriguing way.
Speaking about this thrilling genre said, Nina Elavia Jaipuria – Head, Hindi and Kids TV Network, Viacom18, "At COLORS we have always provided varied and diverse content choices and experiences to our viewers. Our intriguing and captivating sagas continue to engage audiences and create benchmarks in storytelling and scale. With Tantra, we continue to explore another interesting and intriguing genre that is sure to provide viewers with an edge of the seat experience.”
Speaking about the concept of the show, Manisha Sharma, Chief Content Officer, Hindi Mass Entertainment, Viacom18 said, “The Indian audiences have always been fascinated by supernatural stories. These stories take us back to our childhood, a time when it was easy to believe in the fairy-tales and mystical stories. Whether it’s the costumes, the VFX, the props or the sets, the viewers have always devoured the mysterious world of uncanny tales. The antagonist in our show is a House that has a will of its own. Will Niyati be able to save her family from the clutches of the evil forces entrenched in this House? 'Tantra' will explore this and much more for the viewers.”
Mr. Siddharth Kumar Tewary of Swastik Productions, the Writer, Producer and Creator of Tantra, "Tantra, the story of a house that has undergone black magic, is a progressive show that truly shows that doing black magic isn’t good and the consequences can be dire. The intricacies in the relationships which each of the family members share with each other as well as the dynamics of a family also plays a crucial role in the story. Tantra is Swastiks’s first foothold into the supernatural genre in which we are bringing to our viewers a house that shall truly ‘live’, a family that shall fight the darkness which comes with black magic and a story that shall grip the viewers through VFX, sets, props etc which has never been seen before in the world of supernatural on Indian Television.”
Actor Sargun Kaur essays the female protagonist Niyati Khanna, while actor Gautam Vig plays her love interest, Akshat. The show marks the comeback of celebrated television actors Manish Goel and Juhi Parmar who will be seen as Prithvi and Sumati Khanna, respectively.
Sargun Kaur on her character ‘Niyati’ comments, “Niyati’ is a practical young woman who does not believe in superstitions. She must come to terms that her family is inflicted by the evils of tantra and is the only person who can truly save her family from its wrath. I am extremely excited to work with COLORS for the first time and I hope to receive a positive response from audience.”
Gautam Vig talks about his character Akshat, “Akshat plays Niyati’s love interest. He is undyingly devoted to his lady love. While Niyati’s family relies on her to safeguard their lives, it is Akshat who is Niyati’s pillar of strength. It is my first show with COLORS’ and the concept is path breaking, I am sure it will entertain the audience and keep them glued to the television”.
Juhi Parmar, who plays Sumati Khanna, said, “I am happy to be back with COLORS and Swastik Productions once again. It is like coming back home for me. But this role is completely different from my last stint. My character Sumati is a god loving woman and a hands-on mother. I am looking forward to this show because of its unique concept and eagerly awaiting audience feedback on the same”.
Manish Goel, who plays the family patriarch Prithvi Khanna said, “This is my first show with COLORS and I am looking forward to this union. My role as Prithvi Khanna is an atheist but I am a firm believer of god in real life. The show has been conceptualized well and has some beautiful characterisations. I hope the audience appreciates our efforts and make this show a thumping success.”
Tantra or black magic is a dark practice and very few people know how it’s performed. This makes it dangerous and hence, the Khanna’s have to stick together to fight this evil and save themselves. COLORS’ take on a concept as interesting and little-known as black magic is another example of their innovation in content and their conviction to giving its audience fresh and compelling shows to watch. Produced by Swastik Productions, Tantra will air every Monday to Friday at 11:00 p.m.