Official Chukyagiri, Returns with Season 2 As Official CEOgiri

It is presented by Digene in association with Dabur Red Gel and

exchange4media Staff 06-February-2018

Arré’s web series, Official Chukyagiri returns with Season 2. This time, however, the tables have turned, and the plot revolves around the elusive CEO of the office, essayed by India’s leading digital star, Sumeet Vyas.

The dramedy, set in the corporate world, first launched in September 2016 to universal acclaim. It brought to life a typical office environment, populated by a motley crew of identifiable characters: the wide-eyed intern, the bullying boss, the cocky IT head, the witty yet endearing Janitor Chacha, and the crazy, complex CEO, who, in the first season, existed only as a tough-talking drone.

This world was presented through the perspective of Spandan Chukya, a hopeful intern from a small town, who has come to Mumbai like lakhs of similar aspirants hoping to make it in the city of dreams... only to realise that “Yahaan Jagah Milti Nahin, Banani Padti Hai”. Season 2, however, pivots to another perspective; that of the CEO, a.k.a, D, a.k.a, the drone and his worldview of corporate life.

Sumeet Vyas, India’s leading digital star, who was revealed as the CEO in the drone, will take centre stage as the star of Season 2. Joining him will be the original hit cast of Season 1 - Aahana Kumra, Gopal Dutt, Sunny Kaushal, and Anand Tiwari - who will have pivotal roles to play, alongside new characters played by Eisha Chopra and Pranay Manchanda.

This season is presented by Digene, an over-the-counter antacid, in association with Dabur Red Gel Toothpaste and, the first neutral online marketplace for instant customised rate quotes on loans and credit cards. Digene, known for its cooling action and presence in various unique Indian and International flavors and multiple formats (gel, tablet, powder and pudina pearls) is a natural fit to a show centered around the lives of corporate professionals. As a dependable solution to acidity, gas, indigestion and other modern ailments that stem from our lifestyles, eating habits, late working hours, it is integral to the lives of hardworking professionals. The central promise of the brand is organically woven with the setting and script of the series.

Season 1 was conferred an Official Honoree at the 21st Annual Webby Awards and is one of the most watched and loved web series in the country. Viewers have engaged with it on Arré and Arré’s multiple channels on YouTube, Facebook, JioTV, Yupp TV, Jio Cinema, SonyLIV, Ola Play, Vodafone Play etc. This new season will also be available across all these platforms, in line with Arré’s unique platform-agnostic model for original content.

Jaideep Singh, Director, Arré, said, “This is a franchise that we plan to spin into multiple seasons, and you will soon see iterations in regional languages as well. For Season 2 of this well-loved series, we’re delighted to partner with Digene, an iconic brand. It is a perfect fit, considering the show is set in a corporate environment, and forms part and parcel of the characters’ lifestyles. With support from our sponsors, ensemble cast, and creative collaborators, we are confident that this season will break new ground and help expand the fast-growing audience base of Arré.”

The show is produced for Arré by Amritpal Singh Bindra and Anand Tiwari of Still and Still Moving Pictures who also produced Season 1. Amritpal Singh Bindra said, “After the roaring success of Season 1, we are very excited to continue our working relationship with Arré and take the show a notch higher. This time, the focus has been to create a plot-driven story with the addition of dynamic characters. With double the drama and double the fun, we hope that the audience too will show us double the love.”

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