ALTBalajiforays into regional space with the launch of original Tamil thriller – Maya Thirrai!


Chennai, 26 th May:India’s largest online platform for original shows, ALTBalaji announced the release of

its first Tamil show#ALTBalajiOriginalMaya Thirrai.All 16 episodes of the show are now available

exclusively on ALTBalajiplatform.To mark ALTBalaji’s entry into Tamil regional entertainment space, Ekta

Kapoor brought together distinguished team of director Kaushik Narasimhanand

producerKuttyPadmini. Maya Thirrai- a romantic thriller has southern superstars Nandha Durairaj,

Eden Kuraikose and Lakshmi Priya making their debut on the digital platform.

Maya Thirrai, which means illusions is a mysterious tale of a woman named Sandhya, tangled in her own

reality. Despite having everything, she always felt a void and finally after years of waiting, she bumps

into the handsome Prakash, who comes with a promise of all she ever wanted. Little did she know that

her picture-perfect marriage was nothing but just an illusion. The dramatic storylineas well as the

shockingtwists and turns definitely promises to make this digital show a compelling watch!

“With the expansion of internet and smartphones, the way audience consumes entertainment has

changed drastically. ALTBalaji is targeting urban masses in over 60 cities, reaching out to about 75

million people via our app. The online entertainment option available to this section is either to watch

non-Indian English or Hindi shows. There is definitely a gap here and a huge potential which could be

tapped with our exclusive regional shows.ALTBalajiaims to penetrate into deeper pockets of Indian

market through regional shows hence, 25% of our shows will be in non- Hindi languages including Tamil,

Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Gujarati, Punjabi etc. Maya Thirrai is our first step in this direction and we are

confident that the audience will be thoroughly entertained by it”, saidNachiketPantvaidya, CEO,


Producer KuttyPadmini adds, “I am glad to bring Maya Thirrai to the Tamil audience, it is gripping and

has great surprise elements.  Digital shows are future of entertainment, hence the show is very special

and marks an important move for us. Collaborating with Ekta Kapoor has been a great experience, it’s

gratifying to see how our vision has transformed so beautifully on the canvas. I am hopeful that our

audience will love the show.”

On his digital debut and association with Ekta Kapoor, Kaushik Narasimhan said, “Digital is the core

focus of the entertainment industry today and I am glad to be venturing into this space with, who better

than ALTBalaji. As a director, I am always on the lookout for fresh and creative storyline and Maya

Thirrai is such addition. The plot is very exciting and each episode will surely get the audience stunned

and looking for more.”

About ALTBalaji

Balaji Telefilms foray into original shows on digital platforms, ALT Digital Media Entertainment Limited is

a wholly owned subsidiary of Balaji Telefilms Ltd. A multi-device Video On Demand Platform, ALTBalaji

gives audiences the content they want to watch – whenever, wherever and however. ALTBalaji’s

offerings include premium, disruptive content and original series across genres. With originality, courage

and relentlessness at its core, ALTBalaji’s content stands out for being avant-garde, non-conformist,

inclusive and effervescent. ALTBalaji is here to set new standards and benchmarks in giving digitally

connected contemporary audiences.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *