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ATM: Dil Raju, Harish Shankar’s Web Series is a Heist Thriller Set in Hyderabad

Telugu film producer Dil Raju and filmmaker Harish Shankar‘s upcoming Telugu web series titled ATM will be a heist thriller set in Hyderabad, C Chandra Mohan, the director of the web series told Silverscreen India.


Besides backing the series, Harish has also written the story while Chandra Mohan has written the screenplay. The show, which marks Raju’s foray into the OTT space, will premiere on Zee5 Telugu.

Speaking to Silverscreen India about the series, Chandra Mohan said, “It is a crime thriller, about a heist that takes place in Hyderabad city in the present. Nowadays, when one talks about heists, everyone immediately thinks of Money Heist. But there are different types of heists and this is all I can say at this point of time.”

Chandra Mohan, who previously directed Radha (2017), will also be making his debut in the streaming space with ATM.

Speaking about working in the space, Chandra Mohan said “This space is more comfortable to show the natural or rather grey shades of each characters, and explore things deeply.”

He added, “Initially, Harish garu and I planned a project and it is still going on. In the meantime, during the lockdown in 2021, we got talking about this series. Raju also liked the script and later, the collaboration with Zee5 happened.”


The director said that the cast will be a mix of known and new faces. The makers had put out a casting call on social media, for various characters. “The series will have four main characters who will be protagonists. Since it is a web series and many will likely watch it, we are looking for artists from across industries,” Chandra Mohan said.

ATM will go on floors from March and will be shot completely in Hyderabad. The series will have seven episodes in its first season, with a runtime of about 35-40 minutes per episode. Subsequent seasons are also being planned, he added.