The very first Seoul Webfest held on the 16th -18th August of this year, saw the showcasing of over 200 web series from across the world and the Malayalam web series Utsaha Ithihasam produced by Studio Mojo has won big at the Fest. Seoul Webfest is the first such web series festival in South Korea and North East Asia.
Currently running on Zee 5, Utsaha Ithihasam, bagged the award for the ‘Best Dramedy (comedy drama), at the fest. Directed by the award-winning filmmaker Krishand, the series won many more nominations in the best actor, best actress, best art director, and supporting actor and actress categories.
Based on a brief period in the life of two youngsters, the series was a crowd favourite amongst the international audience, present at the fest. The concept of the series revolves around existential nihilism, political incorrectness & relationship dynamics.
An elated director Krishand of Utsaha Ithihasam shares his feelings, “The recognition of Utsaha Ithihasam amidst all the web series from across the globe as the best comedy drama is in fact a great honour for us. It would have been impossible without Studio Mojo to make these episodes possible at this scale. “
The cast line up saw some upcoming names such as Rahul Rajagopal (lead male) and Pooja Eaju (lead female). Some other fresh faces who won some nominations include, Shyamin Giressh (supporting male) and Shweta Netam Khare (supporting female).
The series was produced by the leading regional video entertainment network, Studio Mojo, founded by the former CEO of iStream.com. “We are delighted that Utsaha Ithihasam, our first web series in Malayalam has won it big at the Seoul Webfest. We are planning to do couple of new projects with Krishand including a full length bi-lingual feature film in Tamil and Malayalam,” says Radhakrishnan Ramachandran, Founder & CEO of Studio Mojo.
With a winning round of applause and a promise to return with newer ventures, Utsaha Ithihasam, has been etched into the memories of the attendees of the first Seoul Webfest.