‘OK Computer’ Trailer: Here’s India’s First Sci-Fi Comedy Starring Vijay Varma, Radhika Apte & Jackie Shroff

‘OK Computer’ Trailer: Here’s India’s First Sci-Fi Comedy Starring Vijay Varma, Radhika Apte & Jackie Shroff

Shubanka Sridhar

When we have stone-age emotions, industrial age institutions & space-age technology – how do we embrace a future that’s arrived faster than we thought it would? Disney+ Hotstar VIP‘s latest series, OK Computer, is one that begs this question. Helmed by Anand Gandhi, Pooja Shetty and Neil Pagedar, the 6-episode series presents a near future where, for the first time, the Homo-Sapiens meet the Robo-Sapiens

The trailer starts with introducing us to the year 2031 when one night, a self-driving taxi crashes into a human pedestrian, killing him instantaneously. A vexing question presents itself to the authorities then – who is to blame? Is it the CEO of the taxi company? Or the supervising programmer on the night shift? Or could it be the car itself? Vijay Varma plays the cyber cell agent Hari Kundu who steps in only to ascertain that this is a planned murder and not an accident.

This is only to be counter questioned by the feisty Laksmi (played by the very talented Radhika Apte) who leads a private organisation for the ethical treatment of robots called PETER and she firmly believes that AI is not capable of harming humans. Enter Jackie Shroff who is the probable suspect in the case, a man who believes technology and AI, which was created by man is more a bane to him than a boon.

Check out the trailer here:

Speaking about the series, Producer & Co-writer Anand Gandhi said:

Here’s a thought worth chewing on: We are closer to 2030 than we are to 2010. OK Computer is an attempt to imagine a world of our near-future together, and laugh out loud while we are at it. The show asks one of the biggest questions of this century – if AI commits a crime, who should be culpable? It asks this question with madcap humour, zany characters and a rollercoaster epic story. It’s been my privilege to offer unprecedented stories to Indian audiences – OK Computer, like my previous work, is a small step in a completely new direction. I hope it opens up the floodgates for science fiction entertainment in India.

Starring a lovely ensemble cast including Vijay Varma, Radhika Apte, Jackie Shroff and Rasika Dugal, OK Computer releases this 26th March exclusively for subscribers of Disney+ Hotstar VIP and Disney+ Hotstar Premium. I sure can’t wait to catch this! What about you guys?