The 2019 Asia OTT Research Report by Brightcove reveals that 25% of Indians are ready to watch ads in return for free online content, says an article on The Economic Times. After TRAI came out with its tariff plans, TV subscription costs have risen, which is why people are becoming more inclined towards online content, rather than the traditional cable TV channels. In adiditon, web series offers diverse and fresh content, very different from the usual saas-bahu histrionics. Moving beyond English, Telegu web series is establishing a good name for themselves in the online world. One such series is Memu, which you can watch online for free.
Funny suspense drama, Memu, is a Telegu comedy web series about four friends who decide to go on a trip to Goa, since one of them is about to get hitched. This trip surprisingly turns out to be very different from what they expected and becomes a good reality check for all of them.
The story begins with a group of close college friends, who are caught up in their daily lives and have no time to plan a meet. However, they keep in touch by sharing their every day routine with each other over calls. One of the friends, Pruthvi, visits India a few days before his wedding and finds out that his friends have planned a surprise for him.
The viewers find Pruthvi in a dilemma – whether to go along with his friends’ plan or stick to the date of the wedding. Ultimately, he takes a decision but will it make things better? Later, in Episode 4, Jahnavi arrives unexpectedly, which upsets Pruthvi. However, she turns out to be a friendly girl and gels well with the group in no time.
Now, as they go on the trip, the four youngsters decide to take up a dare to make the trip exciting and adventurous, only to get caught. In the meantime, Pruthvi decides to share his story with them but gets mocked by his own friends. However, it was in good spirit and Pruthvi realizes that he is not alone, and that his friends relate to his distress.
The story continues as the friends have a great time at Goa. In between all the fun and frolic, Jahnavi excuses herself and leaves the place. Later, the friends find out that she is missing for a while. There is a wave of tension among all of them, and Manoj and Pruthvi decide to go on a search mission to find out where Jahnavi disappeared. Pruthvi is irritated to the core and blames Manoj for planning the trip.
The viewers have to watch the series to find out what happens next. Will they ultimately figure out where Jahnavi is? What will happen to Pruthvi’s marriage? All the questions will be answered by the end of the series.
About the Series
Directed by Karthik Sabareesh, Memu is a Telegu adventure drama web series that is entertaining yet relatable. It beautifully portrays the depth of the character we all develop as we grow up and move into adulthood. The trip becomes an eye opener for the group. Throughout the series, each one discovers little things about their own selves and their friends, and along their journey the audience gets to enjoy some real funny friendship moments.
According to viewer reviews, there are many magical moments that will undoubtedly make you binge watch the entire series. Given the kind of cheerful friendship shown, no one would ever want to miss a Goa trip that is crazy, dramatic and yet fun filled! The series also goes on to highlight the importance of good friends in one’s life.
Memu Cast: Jahnavi Dasetty, Jdv Prasad, Pruthvi Raj Sampara, Manoj Krishna Tanner
Duration of the Episodes: 11-15 minutes each
You can watch Memu online for free on Viu India, one of the premium streaming platforms in the country. The most unique aspect of Viu is that it produces vibrant and rich original content like Memu, which catch the attention of millennials and has already set high benchmarks in terms of web series brilliance.
There has been almost a million downloads of the Viu app, where the content has focused on entertainers, particularly for Gen Z. Viu is already competing with Netflix and Amazon Prime and is no less in offering brilliant content in almost all regional languages. So, if you want to see an original series, check those produced by Viu India.