The year 2020 has seen quite a few path-breaking & hard-hitting series in the Indian OTT space and their popularity never seems to fade even after months of their release. More than four months since its launch, ALTBalaji’s mystery drama ‘CODE M’ continues to be a highly watched action-based web-series released this year. Amidst the nationwide lockdown, the web-series has entered the homes and hearts of audiences across the country with a resounding 40% surge in views on ALTBalaji. The recent rise in viewership for their show has led to the actors receiving an immense amount of love on their social media handles as fans can’t stop raving about the series and their performances. Having earned a cult following amongst the audience in such a short span of time, it’s safe to say that ‘CODE M’ has successfully managed to keep the audiences glued to their screens.
In addition to the riveting narrative and plot, Jennifer Winget makes an impressive debut on the digital platform as an army lawyer who dealt with a high-profile case. Essaying the character of an Indian Army lawyer Monica Mehra, she proves her mettle by delivering a power-packed performance featuring a host of action stunts and hard-hitting dialogues. Investigating an encounter that left two alleged terrorists and a soldier dead, Monica Mehra finds out that everything is not what it looks like. Also raking in the plaudits talented actors Rajat Kapoor as Colonel Suryaveer Chauhan, and Tanuj Virwani in the role of a civilian lawyer named Angad Sandhu, who plays a vital role in helping Monica solve the mysteries that come in her path. Gripping storyline, fabulous screenplay and power packed performances in this eight episodes series is a must watch! In addition to these two, one also gets to see some brilliant acting by members of the ensemble cast that include Seema Biswas, Keshav Sadhna, Aalekh Kapoor, Madhurima Roy, Gautam Ahuja and Meghana Kaushik. It is worth highlighting that the lockdown has led to the audience re-watching the series and staying strong during this period just like how Monica gains strength in the most difficult times with Angad’s support.
Speaking about the show’s soaring success, Jennifer shares, “When you are part of a show that’s backed by an intriguing plot and a script that brings out the best in your acting abilities, you know somewhere, that it’s going to earn a special place in the hearts of the viewers, and can only hope that it stays for a very long time. With the lock down now, ‘Code M’ has reached its highest views, with everyone watching it, over the last month or so. Now, It definitely feels like I’ve done justice to my character Monica Mehra. Can’t help but sit content to have proved myself a little, I guess.” She further adds, “The success and adulation received have certainly surpassed all our expectations. This has by far been My best decided digital debut. Thank you to all my fans for showering their love on the show and making it such a highly-appreciated series. I also would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone good health, safety and positivity in these unprecedented times. I cannot be more glad to learn that ‘Code M’ is keeping you good company!”
Commenting about the show’s popularity, Tanuj says, “It’s an absolute pleasure working on a series like CODE M. A story with such an interesting plot and well-written, it is not often that you come across such subject matter which along with entertaining audiences and also shedding light on some serious issues which we don’t really talk about. When the director narrated my part, I was extremely excited and it doubled when I came to know that the stalwarts Jennifer Winget, Seema Biswas Mam and Rajat Kapoor will be a part of this show. I feel really lucky and proud at the same time to have been a part of such a web series that has become so popular. It’s been four months since the show launched and it’s simply overwhelming to see the appreciation and love that the show has received.”