Netflix dropped the first Hindi Original series in 2020, titled Jamtara. The dark and gritty show is based on the Jharkhand Phishing Scams and follows a group of tech-savvy boys with big dreams.
The trailer shows a group of guys tricking people into online transactions by impersonating bank employees. They take details about their debit cards, OTP numbers and scam them for huge sums of money. According to the trailer, eventually, the boys find themselves tangled into a big phishing scam due to political influence, while a female cop on their tail is determined to stop the racket. The show takes place in Jharkhand, known as India's cyber-crime capital.
Even though it has only been a few hours since the show is out, Twitter is already praising the show. Some users from the UK have also been asking when the show will be up on the streaming platform. Take a look:
@Netflixhelps what time will jamtara be streaming in the UK, it is the 10th?— Damon Chandok (@ChandokDemen) January 10, 2020
Saw a couple of Episodes of @NetflixIndia's new show #JAMTARA, produced by Tipping Point Films... and lovely to see such fresh faces and writing that keeps it real all through.— Sudeep (@sudnigga) January 9, 2020
Congrats to the team @Viacom18Studios @AndhareAjit @kanchanmarathe #AsimShaan
To the director, writers and the entire team of #Jamtara on @NetflixIndia ; my hat is off to you!! What an authentic, textured, gripping show you've made. And team Netflix, this is how you catch lightening in a bottle!!— Shantanu Srivastava (@iShantanuS) January 9, 2020
Waiting for jamtara eagarly my uncle too lost 80k to those conman— Reshma bhagat (@srivatswa) January 7, 2020
We wish it must be the biggest hit of Netflix bigger hit than sacred game inside edge and G.O.W
I just watched Jamtara new trailer on the Netflix... tbh my ears are bleeding— Zham (@Zhamormon) January 9, 2020
The Jamtara cybercrimes, that took place went on to trick big businessmen, politicians, their relatives and even megastar Amitabh Bachchan. While many have been waiting to watch the show for mear entertainment others have been itching to know more about the cyber crimes that tricked many people in the country.
The hackers have several charges against them like Section 419, 420 of the IPC (cheating by impersonation and cheating), 120B (criminal conspiracy),468 and 471 (forgery for cheating and using forged document as genuine), and Section 66B, 66C and 66D of the Information Technology Act, according to the police.
Directed by Soumendra Padhi, the show stars Sparsh Shrivastava, Anshumaan Pushkar, Monika Panwar, Aksha Pardasany, and Amit Sial in lead roles. Jamtara is now available to view with a subscription on Netflix.