Amazon Prime Video launched an all-new Amazon Original Breathe: Into The Shadows in a grand manner on 10th July 2020. The show opened to an impressive IMDB rating of over 8.5/10, based on customer reviews on the day of launch.
Offering a visual treat to its audience, the 12-episode series unfolds a riveting crime thriller drama. Created and produced by Abundantia Entertainment, the all-new psychological crime thriller sees Bollywood superstar Abhishek Bachchan make his digital on-screen debut, playing a doting father in search of his missing daughter.
The Amazon Original Series also sees the return of acclaimed actor Amit Sadh in his award-winning role as senior inspector Kabir Sawant. This show also features one of South India’s leading actors, Nithya Menen, who makes her digital debut. Actor Saiyami Kher also joins the cast in a prominent role. Prime members in India and over 200 countries and territories can now watch all episodes of Breathe: Into The Shadows, in multiple Indian languages such as Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
Additionally, the stellar cast of the show includes Ivana Kaur, Hrishikesh Joshi, Shrikant Verma, Resham Shrivardhan, Plabita Borthakur, Shradha Kaul, Nizhalgal Ravi, Varin Roopani, Vibhawari Deshpande, Pawan Singh, Shruti Bapna, Kuljeet Singh, Vijay Kumar Rajoria, Madhavi Juvekar, Vijaylaxmi Singh, Jaspal Sharma, Dwij Vala, Ravish Dumra, Gunit Cour, Samit Gambhir, Shataf Figar, Aruna Soni, Akashdeep Sabir, Nishant Singh, Akriti Singh, Pratap Phad, Pavitra Sarkar, Arvinder Singh Gill among others.
Breathe: Into The Shadows, that tells the story of a missing girl Siya whose parents will cross all boundaries when it comes to protecting their daughter, has kept the audience hooked to their screens. The appreciation from all corners of the world started pouring in within a few hours of the launch. From the stellar performances by the cast to the gripping storyline and the major plot twists, Netizens couldn’t hold their excitement as they took to their social media to laud the show.
“We are thrilled with the amazing response and the love we have got from the fans for Breathe: Into The Shadows. We are so glad to have this gem in our content selection. Abhishek Bachchan, Amit Sadh, Nithya Menen among other casts of the show have delivered a stellar performance in this gripping crime thriller. It is truly overwhelming to continue our winning streak with Indian Originals as we aim to elevate our benchmark a notch higher in times ahead” said Aparna Purohit, Head of India Originals, Amazon Prime Video.
Vikram Malhotra, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Abundantia Entertainment, and Executive Producer of the Series shares, “After a series of successful collaborations, I am delighted that our latest collaboration with Amazon Prime Video for an all-new Amazon Original Breathe: Into The Shadows, has also impactfully found its way into the hearts of the audience. It is overwhelming to see the kind of response the show is receiving for its gripping narrative and fresh elevated storyline. This love and appreciation from all quarters is a testimony to all the hard work and passion put behind the series by the entire team led by Mayank. Fans have welcomed Abhishek and Nithya with open arms to the digital medium and Amit has been hailed in his return to the Series. We are confident that the show will continue to resonate strongly with fans all over the world.”
Speaking about the success of the series, Director Mayank Sharma said, “Within few hours of the launch of our Amazon Original Breathe: Into The Shadows, applause and appreciation started pouring in and it was overwhelming! We wanted to bring to our viewers a roller-coaster ride of drama, suspense and thrill and we are extremely humbled and touched with the love we have received. I could not have asked for a better team of artists and crew who went above and beyond to bring this series to life. It will always have a special place in my life and heart.”
Appreciation received from fans, influencers and media personalities. An excerpt of a few of the many comments received in the social media space.
Rating- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟 ( 4.5)
EXTRAORDINARY. One of the finest thriller web show i have seen. Extremely well written & directed by Mayank sharma.The main twist & suspense will BLOW audience mind. @juniorbachchan finest work after Guru. Strongly recommended.
— Sumit kadel (@SumitkadeI) July 10, 2020
#ExclusiveReview – #BreatheIntotheShadows – An excellent psychological thriller, this is India's own #Mindhunters @juniorbachchan @TheAmitSadh @MenenNithya @SaiyamiKher @mayankvsharma @vikramix @Abundantia_Ent @PrimeVideoIN
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 https://t.co/CYG1g3Woah
— Joginder Tuteja (@Tutejajoginder) July 11, 2020
#BreatheIntoTheShadows beautifully written with an Amazing,Thrilling plot. Spectacular acting by all the actors. @juniorbachchan OTT debut and he has done complete justice to his interesting yet complicated character. pic.twitter.com/z1wo7We2h9
— Sreedhar Pillai (@sri50) July 11, 2020
#BreatheIntoTheShadows is one show I would totally recommend. A psychological thriller that doesn’t disengage with emotions- infact thrives on them, be it the loss and longing, the silences, what’s left unsaid, the compassion.. Plus the performances do justice to the writing.
— Griha Atul (@GrihaAtul) July 12, 2020
A total new dimension to 'good vs bad' (not spoiling characters names)
Mind games need a champion script. @mayankvsharma you've carried another season with conviction. Kudos for holding together so many characters, plots & timelines. Awaiting S03🤘
— Mimansa Shekhar (@mimansashekhar) July 11, 2020
#BreatheIntoTheShadows One of the best series I have ever seen. You can not afford to miis even a single scene of this…. Just outstanding screenplay, Direction and Performances by all. @juniorbachchan @TheAmitSadh @MenenNithya @mayankvsharma You all did wonder👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Raajeev Chopra (@Raajeev_romi) July 10, 2020
Breathe .. have always maintained @juniorbachchan needs to be watched more .. gripping series
— pallavi ghosh (@_pallavighosh) July 10, 2020
Tweets from fans
@BreatheAmazon #BreatheIntoTheShadows #Breathe2 Awesome, Mindblowing. @juniorbachchan nailed it with his best. @TheAmitSadh Awesome, @SaiyamiKher @mayankvsharma superb direction. #5star @PrimeVideoIN .@SrBachchan must be thrilled with his son performance. – @Vbhardwaj08
Still watching @BreatheAmazon it’s 3:30 am Israel time. @juniorbachchan Abhishek Bachchan is a gem. Super performance … wow !👏🔥 – @MosesSapir
#BreatheIntoTheShadows OneWord : Dark & ThrillingFlushed face
Perfect Execution & Beautiful Detailing Nithya Menon, Plabita & Amit Sadh are Too Good And Abhishek Bachchan truly an Underrated Actor His performance got me Awestruck right from the Start.. & Impressive Cinematography & Editing – @ArmanSahariar
#BreatheIntoTheShadows Dark & amusing throughout its 12 EPs. Looks fresh amongst trashy Indian web series being produced lately . @juniorbachchan @TheAmitSadh @MenenNithya’s superb performances are highlight. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – @avi_Ak007