High Priestess (TV series)

High Priestess is an Indian Telugu-language thriller web series by Pushpa Ignatius that premiered on ZEE5 on 25 April 2019.[1] It is directed by Ignatius and stars Amala Akkineni and Kishore Kumar.[1]

High Priestess
Official poster
GenreMystery
Thriller
Created byPushpa Ignatius
Written by
  • Pushpa Ignatius(Screenplay)
  • Shashank Srivastav(Dialogues)
Directed byPushpa Ignatius
Starring
ComposerGopal Rao Paranandi
Country of originIndia
Original languageTelugu
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer
  • Ram Ganesan
Producers
Production locationIndia
CinematographySoundararajan
EditorRichard Kevin. A
Production companyTribal Horse Entertainment
Original release
NetworkZee5
Release25 April 2019 (2019-04-25)

Promotion edit

The series was announced with six other Telugu ZEE5 Originals in November 2018[2] which also marks debut of Amala Akkineni into web series. On 5 April 2019, the first look of Amala was released on Social media.[3] Following the first look, trailer was released the following week and garnered good response.[4][5]

Plot edit

The series around Swathi Reddy, a renowned Tarot reader who experiences the pasts of her clients. There are total of seven stories which are spread across eight episodes.[6] During these stories the past of Swathi is revealed.

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Recurring edit

Guests edit

Episodes edit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [6]
1"Maya"Pushpa IgnatiusPushpa (Screenplay) and Shashank (Dialogues)April 25, 2019 (2019-04-25)
Swathi founds herself in midst of a missing person's case. Her capabilities are revealed.
2"Ruby"Pushpa IgnatiusPushpa (Screenplay) and Shashank (Dialogues)April 25, 2019 (2019-04-25)
Swathi surprises after seeing her old college friend, Vikram and starts narrating the story of Ruby an air hostess who lost her beauty charm after marriage.
3"Vanity"Pushpa IgnatiusPushpa (Screenplay) and Shashank (Dialogues)April 25, 2019 (2019-04-25)
Ruby unleashes an ancient demon in the search of eternal beauty. She comes to Swathi Reddy begging for help which may lead to exorcism.
4"12:15"Pushpa IgnatiusPushpa (Screenplay) and Shashank (Dialogues)April 25, 2019 (2019-04-25)
Swathi and Vikram goes through their old memories. She starts talking about her first case in which Siddharth was haunted by numbers and how she solved it.
5"Vengeance"Pushpa IgnatiusPushpa (Screenplay) and Shashank (Dialogues)April 25, 2019 (2019-04-25)
Swathi and Vikram talk about their short-lived relationship. As Swathi reached for something a coconut falls out. Vikram was curious to know about it. Swathi starts narrating a lawyer's story which seems funny at the start but takes an interesting twist.
6"Innocence"Pushpa IgnatiusPushpa (Screenplay) and Shashank (Dialogues)April 25, 2019 (2019-04-25)
This a tale of a suburban couple Ram, Vaishnavi and their kid Abhinav moves into a house that has a tinge of paranormal history and the events drags Swathi into this ordeal.
7"Friends"Pushpa IgnatiusPushpa (Screenplay) and Shashank (Dialogues)April 25, 2019 (2019-04-25)
Swathi and Vikram grow closer when Krishna arrives at their doorstep. A new tale about Radhika, Varun and Krishna and their friendship start.
8"Into the light"Pushpa IgnatiusPushpa (Screenplay) and Shashank (Dialogues)April 25, 2019 (2019-04-25)
Radhika's spirit continues to appear for Krishna. Swathi helps Krishna and get Vikram to speak about their relationship openly.

References edit

  1. ^ a b Devi Dundoo, Sangeetha (18 April 2019). "Meet the 'High Priestess'". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 10 February 2023. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Zee5 Launches Latest Telugu Originals". Telugu Bullet. 20 November 2018. Archived from the original on 26 April 2019. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  3. ^ Murali, Aarthi (8 April 2019). "First-Look Of Amala Akkineni's 'The High Priestess' Releases". Silverscreen India. Archived from the original on 12 April 2019. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Amala's High Priestess Trailer Impresses!". 11 April 2019. Archived from the original on 13 April 2019. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  5. ^ "'High Priestess' review: A paranormal web series that rides on Amala". The News Minute. 30 April 2019. Archived from the original on 1 May 2019. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  6. ^ a b Ramachandran, Mythily (24 April 2019). "Telugu web series 'High Priestess' explores psychic world". Gulf News. Archived from the original on 7 April 2022. Retrieved 16 May 2019.

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