First loves, First jobs – these moments will always stay engraved in our lives because, as cliched as it may sound – ‘Firsts Are Always Special’. The year 2020 marked the beginning of a lot of new experiences, some good, some not so pleasant. However, it did mark the start of a remarkable journey of a now emerging destination for the best of Hindi and English entertainment – Voot Select. On 5th March 2021, Voot Select celebrates its First Birthday, completing a phenomenal one year of providing the highest quality of entertainment to the audience in the country.
In honor of this occasion, Voot Select is celebrating all #PhenomenalFirsts they have created in the past year.
Here is a list that we have curated that will take you back to all those memorable moments that have made this journey truly phenomenal.
Arshad Warsi made his web debut with Voot Select Original – Asur
After a successful and versatile journey in Bollywood, Arshad Warsi made his web debut with Voot Select Original – Asur. His scintillating performance as a forensic expert in the CBI, was not only appreciated by the audience but critics as well and earned him a nomination for the Best Actor at the first ever OTT Filmfare awards.
The Gone Game becomes the first web series to be shot under the lockdown
At a time where even stepping out of home for a simple errand was not the easiest, Voot Select did the unthinkable. It became the first OTT platform to shoot an entire web series remotely, under complete lockdown. The cast and crew of the show coordinated through video chats and managed to pull this 4 episodic, 80-minute marvel. The Gone Game earned rave reviews for its concept and performances, making it one of the most incredible #PhenomenalFirsts on the platform.
Apoorva Lakhia made his web directorial debut with Crackdown
Crackdown was positioned as a larger than life, magnum opus for the web screen. And who better to pull of such a spectacle than the very sleek and stylish Apoorva Lakhia. After entertaining us with some of the best action films like Mission Istanbul, Shoot Out At Lokhandwala and Ek Ajnabee, Apoorva Lakhia made his directorial web debut with Crackdown on Voot Select.
Ashvini Bhave makes a comeback with The Raikar Case
Anyone who spent their 20’s and 30’s in the 90’s will definitely remember the gorgeous Ashvini Bhave. Although her acting stint in Bollywood was not a very long one, she is always remembered and loved for her girl-next-door roles. She made her comeback to Indian entertainment in 2020 after a long sabbatical with The Raikar Case on Voot Select. Her performance and the ease with which she stood strong alongside talented actors like Atul Kulkarni, just reminded everyone what a fantastic actor she is.