With the web series trend taking strong hold in the country, we had recently reported that actor Sunainaa, who was last seen in Kaali, will soon join the fray. Now, we hear, that her upcoming web series is about vampires. Starring Mankatha-fame Ashwin Kakumanu in the lead, the series is titled Nila Nila Odi Vaa.
Speaking about it, Ashwin says, “It’s a mix of rom-com as well as a vampire thriller. Director Nandhini (of Thiru Thiru Thuru Thuru fame) has conceptualised a sub-culture in which vampires live in Chennai. There are vampires who want to take over the city and be the majority, and there are also people who hunt these vampires.”
In this series, Ashwin plays Om, a tattoo artist. “Om runs into his college crush 10 years after seeing her for the last time, only to find that she’s become a vampire. My character serves as the audience surrogate as he’s also new to this sub-culture; everything is communicated through him. It’s a unique show even for the web series space. We’ve tried to be ambitious with the content despite a budget that’s not on par with films.”
Nila Nila Odi Vaa, which streams on Viu from next Tuesday, has 13 episodes. The series ends with a cliffhanger, thereby leaving open the option of more seasons. The series also stars Sun TV VJs Aswath and Bavithra.
Nila Nila Odi Vaa (transl. Oh moon, run to me) is a 2018 Indian Tamil-language horror romantic comedy web television series hosted on Viu, a video on demand digital distribution platform. It is directed by Nandhini JS and produced by Viu and Make Believe Productions. This is Nandhini's first web series as a director, who made her debut directorial venture with Thiru Thiru Thuru Thuru (2009). The web series was released on 24 July 2018 and concluded up on 5 October 2018 with 13 episodes; the first season ended on a cliffhanger, leaving the chance for more sequential seasons open. It stars Sunaina in her web series debut and Ashwin Kakumanu of Mankatha fame, with Anupama Kumar, Aswath Chandrasekhar, Srikrishna Dayal, Hariish, Praveen Kumar and Abhishek Vinod in supporting role
Om. a tattoo artist in order to expand his career purchases a studio on the outskirts of Chennai. He meets up with his college crush Nila, a vampire who tries attack him and stops after she recognises him.love blossoms between the both and Nila reveals how she was turned into a vampire by Alex who wants to turns the human dominant civilisation into a vampire dominant one. A group of people called slayers are trying to demolish these vampires since they are considered as blood sucking animals.
Oneday Nila introduces Om to her best friend Meera (125 year old vampire) who rejects her relationship with Om since he is a human, on the same night Alex catches Nila red handed with Om they both are assaulted by Alex and the rest of the group until they are rescued by slayers who burns Alex and his group by a new weapon. Om takes a promise from Nila not to turn him into a vampire in turn he promises her to turn her back to human. After many trials he arrives at the doorstep of Devi(sorceress), whose blood can turn vampires back to human and she herself becomes vampire and turns back normal after reading certain scriptures.
Devi refuses to accept Om's pleas since she feels herself losing her control after her last encounter with a vampire in which she loses control and kills her own disciples. A completely shattered Om is blackmailed by a goon who tries to kidnap his assistant Poonkodi suddenly Nila emerges from no where and kills the goon. Om loses his temper and asks Nila to not be like a monster and get lost from his life. Next day inspector Jamal, a slayer investigates the case and finds out Nila to be a vampire. Nila hides in Meera's home and stops drinking blood because of Om's accusations. Om becomes more concerned about Nila and goes to rescue her when Meera was caught by the slayers. He confesses to Nila that he was afraid to lose her and is deeply in love with her, suddenly the slayers attack them and Nila hypnotised one of the slayers to sleep while the other was hurt by Om.
Nila becomes very weak because of her blood strike Om offers his blood but she refuses it because of her promise. Om takes Nila to Devi. Devi changes her mind and decides to help Nila while preparing for the arrangements. Inspector Jamal attacks them from outside the home. Devi asks Nila if she had hypnotised Om into loving her Nila reveals that none of the vampires are able to hypnotise Om. Jamal shoots an arrow which strikes Om. Devi informs to almost dying Om that he is just like her and his blood can turn Nila back human upon hearing this he asks Nila to suck his blood and she obeys. Jamal breaks into Devi's house and is shocked to see Nila who is now a human. The series ends by revealing that Om has become an ferocious vampire