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. Launched officially on March 25, 2020 which was soft launched on January 25, 2020.
Logo of Aha (Stylized as aha)
|Type of business||Streaming media|
Type of site
|Video on demand|
|Available in||1 languages|
|Founded||February 8, 2020|
|Country of origin||India|
|Owner||Geetha Arts |
My Home Group
|Services||On-demand video streaming|
|Parent||Arha Media & Broadcasting Private Limited|
|Users||1 million monthly|
|Launched||March 25, 2020.|
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.
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.
The original scripted content debuted on the service during the soft launch was Kotthaporadu, Shithappens and Geetha Subhramanyam 2020. Masti's created by Krish was debuted on February 8, 2020. For the first year the scripted original content includes 25 original shows. Talk show Sam Jam with Samantha Akkineni as its host premiered on Aha on 13 November 2020. Aha is planning to offer over 50 original shows for the year 2021.
|Geetha Subhramanyam 2020||Siva Sai||Romantic Drama||25 January 2020||1 Season, 8 Episodes||Ended|
|Kotha Poradu||Anvesh Michael||Romantic Drama||1 Season, 10 Episodes||Ended|
|Shit Happens||Prasanth Kumar Dimmala||Adult Comedy||1 Season, 5 Episodes||Ended|
|Masti's||Krish Jagarlamudi||Drama||8 February 2020||1 Season, 8 Episodes||Ended|
|SIN||Naveen Medaram||Adult Drama||30 March 2020||1 Season, 7 Episodes||Ended|
|Locked||Pradeep Deva Kumar||Crime Thriller||1 Season, 7 Episodes||Ended|
|Metro Kathalu||Karuna Kumar||Anthology series Drama||14 August 2020||1 Season, 4 Episodes||Ended|
|All Is Well||Sanjeev||Talk show||15 August 2020||1 Season, 8 Episodes||Ended|
|Addham||Siva Ananth, Barath Neelakantan and Sarjun||Anthology series||16 October 2020||1 Season, 3 Episodes||Ended|
|Tamasha with Harsha||Sarath Chandra||Talk show||6 November 2020||1 Season, 4 Episodes||Ended|
|CommitMental||Sadineni Pavan||Romantic Comedy||13 November 2020||1 Season, 5 Episodes||Ended|
|Sam Jam||B. V. Nandini Reddy||Talk show||13 November 2020||1 Season, 4 Episodes||Ended|
|Honeymoon||Sakkath Studio||Romantic Comedy||27 November 2020||1 Season, 6 Episodes||Ended|
|11th Hour||Praveen Sattaru||Thriller||TBA||1 Season||TBA|
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.
|Run||Lakshmikanth Chenna||Psychological thriller||29 May 2020||86 minutes|
|Bhanumathi & Ramakrishna||Srikanth||Romantic Drama||3 July 2020||92 minutes|
|Krishna and His Leela||Ravikanth Perepu||Romantic comedy||4 July 2020||125 minutes|
|Johaar||Teja Marni||Anthology film||14 August 2020||122 minutes|
|Bucchinaidu Kandriga Thurpu Veedhi||Krishna Poluru||Periodical Romantic Drama||21 August 2020||122 minutes|
|Orey Bujjiga||Vijay Kumar Konda||Romantic Drama||2 October 2020||164 minutes|
|Colour Photo||Sandeep Raj||Periodical Romantic Drama||23 October 2020||141 minutes|
|Maa Vintha Gaadha Vinuma||Mandala Aditya||Romantic comedy||13 November 2020||101 minutes|
|Anaganaga O Athidhi||Dayal Padmanabhan||Thriller||20 November 2020||93 minutes|
|Mail||Uday Gurrala||Comedy||12 January 2021||116 minutes|
|Super Over ||Praveen Varma||Crime thriller||22 January 2021||83 minutes|
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.
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