"I have always sought complex roles"
Prime Video on January 13, 2023, launched the trailer of their upcoming Indian original series, Farzi.
The event was held in Mumbai and was attended by Vijay Sethupathi, Shahid Kapoor, Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, among others.
The crime drama marks the digital debut of Shahid Kapoor and Kollywood star Vijay Sethupathi.
Along with Shahid and Vijay, the series also features Raashii Khanna, Kay Kay Menon, Bhuvan Arora, Regina Cassandra, and Amol Palekar, among others, in key roles.
The trailer gives a glimpse into the life of a small-time con artist Sunny (Shahid Kapoor), who finds himself drawn into the dark while creating a perfect con.
However, a fiery and unconventional task force officer (Vijay Sethupathi) has made it his mission to rid the nation of the threat he poses.
Spanning over eight episodes, Farzi is a fast-paced, edgy, one-of-a-kind crime thriller, with the director duo’s trademark humour, stitched around a clever underdog street artist’s pursuit to con the system that favours the rich.
Speaking about the series, Shahid Kapoor said: “Farzi will always have a special place in my heart as it is my digital debut.
“Working with the brilliant duo Raj & DK and great actors like Vijay Sethupathi, Amol Palekar and Kay Kay Menon has been an enriching experience.
“I challenged myself as an actor by accepting this layered character while my directors Raj & DK made the entire process a fun and smooth ride.”
He added: “With such eminent creators who developed The Family Man at the helm, you can be assured that Farzi will be a gripping crime drama that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.”
Vijay Sethupathi said: “I have always sought complex roles that challenge my capabilities as an actor.
“That is why the role I play in Farzi really appealed to me.”
“It has been an absolute pleasure working with the dynamic duo Raj and DK and alongside Shahid Kapoor, who is both a talented actor and a wonderful person.”
Vijay added: “It was incredible to work with such a brilliant team and create something as mind-blowing as Farzi.
“I can’t think of a better digital debut, and I’m excited about the series’ global release.”
Produced by D2R Films, and directed by Raj & DK, Farzi will premiere exclusively on Prime Video on February 10, 2023.