Aha (streaming service)

Aha (stylized as aha) is an Indian over-the-top streaming service owned by Arha Media & Broadcasting Private Limited, a joint venture by Geetha Arts and My Home Group which offers Telugu-language content.[3][4] Launched officially on March 25, 2020 which was soft launched on January 25, 2020.[5][6]

aha
Aha OTT Logo.jpeg
Logo of Aha (Stylized as aha)
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Aha website screenshot
Type of businessStreaming media
Type of site
Video on demand
Streaming media
Available in1 languages
List of languages
FoundedFebruary 8, 2020; 12 months ago (2020-02-08)[1]
HeadquartersHyderabad, Telangana,
Country of originIndia
Area servedWorldwide
OwnerGeetha Arts
My Home Group
Founder(s)Allu Aravind
PresidentAllu Aravind
CEOAjit Thakur
IndustryStreaming
Entertainment
Products
ServicesOn-demand video streaming
ParentArha Media & Broadcasting Private Limited
URLwww.aha.video
CommercialYes
RegistrationRequired
Users1 million monthly[2]
LaunchedMarch 25, 2020; 11 months ago (2020-03-25).
Current statusActive

HistoryEdit

Allu Aravind revealed that he was enamoured into the digital environment and developed a habit of binge - watching. Soon he came up with the idea of starting a streaming platform for hosting Telugu content solely. He then discussed the idea with his family,who encouraged and which lead to talks with Rameswar Rao Jupally who joined as a partner in the venture. Ajit Thakur heads the platform.[7]

LaunchEdit

The platform is launched officially on 25 March 2020 coinciding with Telugu New Year (Ugadi).[7]

Original contentEdit

The service is loaded with films from pre-over the top era from various production houses. Arjun Suravaram, Kaithi Telugu dubbed version and Choosi Choodangaane are the first set of the feature films acquired by the service as official streaming partner.[7]

Original Shows/SeriesEdit

The original scripted content debuted on the service during the soft launch was Kotthaporadu, Shithappens and Geetha Subhramanyam 2020.[8] Masti's created by Krish was debuted on February 8, 2020. For the first year the scripted original content includes 25 original shows.[9][10] Talk show Sam Jam with Samantha Akkineni as its host premiered on Aha on 13 November 2020.[11] Aha is planning to offer over 50 original shows for the year 2021.[12]

Title Director(s) Genre Premiere Length Status
Geetha Subhramanyam 2020[13] Siva Sai Romantic Drama 25 January 2020 1 Season, 8 Episodes Ended
Kotha Poradu[13] Anvesh Michael Romantic Drama 1 Season, 10 Episodes[14] Ended
Shit Happens[13] Prasanth Kumar Dimmala Adult Comedy 1 Season, 5 Episodes Ended
Masti's[13][15] Krish Jagarlamudi Drama 8 February 2020 1 Season, 8 Episodes Ended
SIN[16] Naveen Medaram Adult Drama 30 March 2020 1 Season, 7 Episodes Ended
Locked[17] Pradeep Deva Kumar Crime Thriller 1 Season, 7 Episodes Ended
Metro Kathalu[18][19] Karuna Kumar Anthology series Drama 14 August 2020 1 Season, 4 Episodes Ended
All Is Well[20] Sanjeev Talk show 15 August 2020 1 Season, 8 Episodes Ended
Addham[21] Siva Ananth, Barath Neelakantan and Sarjun Anthology series 16 October 2020 1 Season, 3 Episodes Ended
Tamasha with Harsha[22][23] Sarath Chandra Talk show 6 November 2020 1 Season, 4 Episodes Ended
CommitMental[24] Sadineni Pavan Romantic Comedy 13 November 2020 1 Season, 5 Episodes Ended
Sam Jam[25][26] B. V. Nandini Reddy Talk show 13 November 2020 1 Season, 4 Episodes Ended
Honeymoon[27][28] Sakkath Studio Romantic Comedy 27 November 2020 1 Season, 6 Episodes Ended
Awaiting release
11th Hour[29][30] Praveen Sattaru Thriller TBA 1 Season TBA

Original FilmsEdit

The original films debuted on the service during the COVID-19 pandemic, theatres have been shut due to curfew imposed by government and most films which scheduled theatrical release have been shifted to online release. Aha have acquired many films to be presented as Aha original films.

Title Director(s) Genre Premiere Length
Run[13] Lakshmikanth Chenna Psychological thriller 29 May 2020 86 minutes[31]
Bhanumathi & Ramakrishna[13] Srikanth Romantic Drama 3 July 2020 92 minutes[32]
Krishna and His Leela[33] Ravikanth Perepu Romantic comedy 4 July 2020 125 minutes
Johaar[34] Teja Marni Anthology film 14 August 2020 122 minutes[35]
Bucchinaidu Kandriga Thurpu Veedhi[36] Krishna Poluru Periodical Romantic Drama 21 August 2020 122 minutes[37]
Orey Bujjiga[38] Vijay Kumar Konda Romantic Drama 2 October 2020 164 minutes
Colour Photo[39] Sandeep Raj Periodical Romantic Drama 23 October 2020 141 minutes[40]
Maa Vintha Gaadha Vinuma[41] Mandala Aditya Romantic comedy 13 November 2020 101 minutes
Anaganaga O Athidhi[42] Dayal Padmanabhan Thriller 20 November 2020 93 minutes
Mail[43] Uday Gurrala Comedy 12 January 2021 116 minutes[44]
Super Over [45] Praveen Varma Crime thriller 22 January 2021 83 minutes[46]
Awaiting release

MarketingEdit

After opting for a soft launch on 8 February 2020 an event named aha Preview was conducted where all the film makers who worked on ''aha Originals'' attended and presented their work.[47]

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