Go back into the 1960s with the Kannada comedy drama Aachar & Co., get some inspiration from the biopic of the Jazz legend Wayne Shorter in the docu-series Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity and discover the transformation of Amritpal Singh Dhillon into the global musical sensation, AP Dhillon in Amazon Original docuseries AP Dhillon: First of a Kind; enjoy from the varied selection of content that Prime Video brings to you this week
A delightful blend of nostalgia, humor, and drama, Aachar & Co. is a coming-of-age story of a not so typical orthodox family during the 1960’s in Bangalore. The members of the Aachar family experience the changes in their patriarchal dynamics, societal outlook, education, and their evolving roles in life, in this comedy drama streaming on Prime Video
Jazz docu-series Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity is an intimate portrayal and cinematic dedication to the life and music of jazz legend Wayne Shorter. Shorter’s life and music are depicted in three segments, each representing a different stage of his life and music. Shorter is widely regarded as one of the best living composers and players of American music. The film will premiere on Prime Video on August 25
AP Dhillon: First Of A Kind is an extensively interwoven mosaic of AP Dhillon’s personal narrative that includes interviews of him along with the members of Run-Up Records, his close-knit family, and dear friends. This unique combination provides a genuine window into Dhillon’s life, his goals, and the journey that brought him to where he is today. The four-part docuseries is available to stream exclusively on Prime Video
MUMBAI, 22nd August 2023: Prime Video brings to the audience a wide variety of content this week. Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity is a three-part documentary that honors the remarkable jazz icon Wayne Shorter. Directed by Dorsay Alavi and with executive production by Brad Pitt and Santana, the film explores various periods of Shorter’s life. It includes conversations with people who worked with him, like Herbie Hancock, Joni Mitchell, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Marcus Miller, and Esperanza Spalding. The film stars Jeff Garlin, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Miles Brown and will premiere on Prime Video on August 25.
Set in 1960s Bangalore, Aachar & Co. centers around civil engineer Madhusudhan Aachar and his wife Savithri’s conventional family, and their lives as they grapple with modernization while upholding their heritage. But when the head of the family, Madhusudhan, unexpectedly passes away, the family is suddenly facing a new reality with shifting dynamics that compel all members to contribute towards household responsibilities. Against the backdrop of evolving gender roles and societal norms, Aachar & Co. portrays the challenges of raising a large family, managing their well-being, and educating children, among other functions in this heartwarming story. Adeptly delving into the themes of women empowerment, self-reliance, and valuing familial bonds, the movie beautifully evokes a sense of nostalgia and appreciation for one’s cultural roots. Written and directed by Sindhu Sreenivasa Murthy, the film has been co-written by comedian Kanan Gill, and stars Murthy herself alongside Anirudh Acharya, Harshil Koushik and Sudha Belawadi in pivotal roles. The Kannada comedy drama is available to stream on Prime Video.
AP Dhillon: First Of A Kind, is produced by PASSION Pictures in association with Wild Sheep Content and Run-Up Records. Helmed by series director Jay Ahmed, this engrossing four-part docuseries explores the life of Amritpal Singh Dhillon, better known internationally as AP Dhillon, the self-made superstar. The documentary sets off on a journey that follows his extraordinary career, starting from the charming village of Gurdaspur in Punjab to the stunning vistas of British Columbia, Canada, with exclusive access. This docuseries based on the global sensation, AP Dhillon is available to stream exclusively on Prime Video.
Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity – August 25
Zero Gravity is an intimate portrait and cinematic ode to Jazz giant Wayne Shorter’s life and music. Depicted in three parts, each representing a different period of Shorter’s life and music. Shorter is considered one of the greatest living modern composers and musicians of American music.
Aachar & Co. – August 22
Set against the backdrop of 1960s Bangalore, follows the journey of a traditional family as they navigate the challenges of embracing modernization while honoring their cultural roots.
AP Dhillon: First Of A Kind – 18 August
Featuring unseen personal footage and unique behind-the-scenes access, AP Dhillon takes us on a journey from his early days in a small village in Punjab and tells us his incredible plan to change the music industry and inspire a nation.