The trailer for OK Computer, India’s first-ever sci-fi comedy series starring Radhika Apte, Jackie Shroff, and Vijay Varma, is now available on Disney+ Hotstar VIP. The 6-episode series, directed by Anand Gandhi, Pooja Shetty, and Neil Pagedar, depicts a near future in which Homo-Sapiens encounter Robo-Sapiens for the first time.
It is the year 2031. When a self-driving taxi crashes into a human pedestrian on a calm, smoggy night in a quaint coastal town in North Goa, killing him instantly, a vexing question arises for the authorities: who is to blame? Is it the taxi company’s CEO? Or the night shift’s supervising programmer? Is it possible that it’s the vehicle itself?
While the law tries to figure out who is to blame, cyber cell agent Hari Kundu (played by Vijay Varma in fine form) learns that this was no accident, but rather a premeditated murder, only to be challenged by the feisty Laksmi (played by Radhika Apte), who leads a private organisation for the ethical treatment of robots called PETER and is convinced that AI cannot hurt humans.
Hotstar Specials OK Computer is an unconventional series that focuses on the fight between ideologies – for and against technology, and raises the larger question of ‘Has AI, which was developed by humans and on which humans have come to depend, now stopped being a boon and has instead begun to be irritating, overpowering, or harmful?’ Helmed by the creators of the cult films Ship of Theseus and Tumbbad, OK Computer is an unconventional series.
OK Computer, starring Radhika Apte, Vijay Varma, Jackie Shroff, and Rasika Duggal, will be released on March 26th exclusively for Disney+ Hotstar VIP and Disney+ Hotstar Premium subscribers.
Producer and co-writer Anand Gandhi said of the series, “Here’s a thought worth chewing on: We’re closer to 2030 than we are to 2010.” OK Computer is an attempt to envision an environment in our near-future together while simultaneously laughing out loud. The show tackles one of the century’s most pressing issues: who should be held accountable if AI commits a crime? With madcap humour, zany characters, and a rollercoaster epic plot, it asks this question. It’s been an honour to tell untold stories to Indian audiences, and OK Computer, like my previous work, is a small step in a new direction. I’m hoping it will usher in a new era of science fiction entertainment in India.”