Kota Manufacturing Facility – Wikipedia

Official release posterGenre

  • Drama
  • Comedy

Created by way of

  • Saurabh Khanna
  • Arunabh Kumar

Directed byRaghav SubbuStarring

  • Mayur More
  • Ranjan Raj
  • Alam Khan
  • Jitendra Kumar
  • Revathi Pillai
  • Urvi Singh
  • Ahsaas Channa

Composers

  • Karthik Rao
  • Simran Hora

Country of originIndiaOriginal languageHindiNo. of seasons2No. of episodes10 (listing of episodes)Executive producerSameer SaxenaCinematographyJerin PaulEditorGourav Gopal JhaRunning time30 – 45 minutesProduction companyThe Viral FeverOriginal community

  • TVFPlay

    YouTube

    (Season 1)
  • Netflix

    (Season 2)

Original release16 April 2019 –

present

Kota Factory is an Indian Hindi-language internet collection created through Saurabh Khanna, directed through Raghav Subbu & produced through Arunabh Kumar for The Viral Fever. The tale is set in Kota, Rajasthan, an academic hub famous for its education centres. The show follows the lifestyles of 16-year-old Vaibhav (Mayur More) who actions to Kota from Itarsi. It shows the life of college students inside the metropolis, and Vaibhav’s efforts to get into an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) with the aid of cracking the Joint Entrance Examination. It also stars Jitendra Kumar, Ahsaas Channa, Alam Khan, Ranjan Raj, Revathi Pillai and Urvi Singh in prominent roles.[1]

Saurabh Khanna, the writer of the display, stated that he targets to trade the famous narrative surrounding Kota and preparation for IIT-JEE & NEET in Indian popular culture to a extra effective one through the display.[2] The series premiered simultaneously on TVFPlay and YouTube from sixteen Aprilto 14 May 2019. The collection acquired a normally advantageous reaction from critics, praising its monochrome setting, realism, and the foremost technical aspects of the series.[3]

On 30 August 2021, Netflix introduced that the collection could be renewed for a 2nd season, which changed into launched on 24 September 2021.[4] On 26 September 2021, Raghav Subbu showed that the third season was within the works.[five]Cast[edit]Main[edit]

  • Mayur More as Vaibhav Pandey
  • Ranjan Raj as Balmukund Meena
  • Alam Khan as Uday Gupta
  • Jitendra Kumar as Jeetu Bhaiya
  • Ahsaas Channa as Shivangi Ranawat
  • Revathi Pillai as Vartika Ratawal
  • Urvi Singh as Meenal Parekh

Recurring cast[edit]

  • Vipul Singh as Mahesh (interviewed)
  • Rohit Sukhwani as Rohit
  • Arun Kumar as Deepak
  • Harish Peddinti as Bablu
  • Sanyam Bafna as Aayush
  • Loveleen Mishra as PG Aunty
  • Jasmeet Singh Bhatia as Parminder sir
  • Shivankit Singh Parihar as Awasthi sir
  • Gaurav Mishra as Batla sir
  • Visshesh Tiwari as Piyush
  • Jyoti Gauba as Vaibhav’s mom
  • Amitabh Krishna Ghanekar as Vaibhav’s father
  • Saurabh Khanna as Vice Principal Mehta
  • Deepak Kumar Mishra as Autowala
  • Sameer Saxena as Maheshwari sir
  • Vaibhav Thakkar as Shushrut Patel
  • Naveen Kasturia as Dhruv
  • Abhaya Sharma as Vernali
  • Rajesh Kuma as Gagan Rastogi

Episodes[edit]Series assessment[edit]Season 1[edit]Season 2[edit]Production[edit]Development[edit]

The screenwriter Saurabh Khanna who worked on The Viral Fever’s Yeh Meri Family, started out the scriptwriting method of his every other challenge for TVF, after the discharge of Yeh Meri Family in July 2018.[eleven] It changed into said that the collection is primarily based on a teenager who joins a education institute that prepares students for the Indian Institute of Technology front exam(JEE Advanced), and offers with intense academic stress and a colorful hostel revel in. While Khanna in comparison the script of the series to Biswa Kalyan Rath’s Laakhon Mein Ek, a similar internet display launched in overdue 2017, and a documentary An Engineered Dream, by way of Hemant Gaba, Khanna said that the script is distinctively special from both the works as this show is set in India’s education hub of Kota in Rajasthan.[2]

“The famous narrative surrounding Kota and IIT instruction in Indian popular culture is that parents torment their kids by way of pushing them via the technique and it’s a one-sided representation. It’s not like every person is in Kota with a ardour aside from clearing the examination. There are also studious kids, but folks who study aren’t celebrated in the usa. We make films on mavericks, but in no way some thing like A Beautiful Mind. We have advanced this tendency to portray folks who take a look at and get 9-to-five jobs as these drones whose passions have been sucked away. It’s like there’s now not a tale of their existence unless they cease their jobs and climb the Himalayas.”

— Saurabh Khanna in an interview with the Scroll.in approximately the scripting of Kota Factory.[12]

Casting[edit]

Khanna drew the foundation of the collection as he and the innovative team of TVF (Arunabh Kumar, Amit Golani, and Biswapati Sarkar) had been IIT graduates. The series famous person Jitendra Kumar in a principal person as Jeetu Bhaiya, as like all the TVF collection and sketches proposing Kumar. He changed into also an ex-IIT graduate studied in Kota, and his revel in made them simpler for him to paintings inside the series.[13] Khanna said approximately his position, adding that, “Teaching is a very humble, underrated profession, in which those who practice it are not that excessive up on the social ladder. That’s no longer how it’s miles in Kota. Teachers are heavily paid and they may be, therefore, below stress to extract the satisfactory from students. Jeetu is one such instructor, a nicely-to-do guy with a flavor for exceptional matters in existence. He is a motivator, a friend, a guide, college students’ ‘agony aunt’ and does no longer do lip service to make a scholar feel suitable. When Vaibhav requests to be allowed to move as much as the elite college students’ batch, Jeetu snaps at him to no longer beg.”[14] One of the characters Uday, is played Alam Khan who also appeared in Laakhon Mein Ek, having the same storyline and function as of Kota Factory, however Khanna conveyed it as unintentional.[15]Filming[edit]

Kota Factory became shot in coloration and graded into monochrome later all through submit production (black-and-white). The capturing become kickstarted in January 2019 and ended inside 30 days.[sixteen] After the assertion of the collection’ 2d season being renewed, the makers started out their works of writing in July 2019.[17] The crew to begin with deliberate to shoot the series in March 2020, but the shooting changed into delayed indefinitely because of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in India. The makers later started out the taking pictures process in September 2020, and become filmed throughout two to 3 months in and around Madhya Pradesh. The team shot the series below the supervision of a unique crew precise as so as to look at the team individuals abiding the COVID-19 protocol. In January 2021, the makers announced that the shooting of the collection have been wrapped.[quotation wished]Soundtrack[edit]Season 1[edit]

The first season’s soundtrack consists with the aid of Karthik Rao and Simran Hora, and turned into produced through Ankur Tewari. It functions twelve original compositions with songs “The Gentleman” sung and written through Simran Hora and “Main Bola Hey!” sung via Abhishek Yadav, Manish Chandwani and Karthik Rao. The soundtrack album become released on 23 May 2019, thru media streaming structures and in YouTube through the authentic channel of TVF, wherein the songs are independently released with out launching a separate jukebox format.[18][19] In addition to the original soundtrack, Kota Factory also functions songs composed via Ankur Tewari, Karsh Kale and his rock band The Ghalat Family, whereas the songs were written via Ankur Tewari.[20][21] The songs have been released as a part of the additional soundtrack launched on three June 2019.[22][23]Kota Factory: Season 1 (Music from Tvf Original Series)Released23 May 2019Recorded2018–2019GenreSoundtrackLength25:01LanguageHindiLabelContagious Online Media Network Pvt LtdProducerAnkur TewariKota Factory: Season 1 (Music from Tvf Original Series)TitleMusicSinger(s)1.”The Gentleman”Simran HoraSimran Hora02:502.”Main Bola Hey!”Karthik RaoAbhishek Yadav, Manish Chandwani, Karthik Rao02:333.”Nostalgia”Karthik RaoInstrumental03:184.”Jeetu Bhaiya”Karthik RaoInstrumental01:0.5.”Against the Flow”Simran HoraInstrumental01:286.”Hero’s Journey”Karthik RaoInstrumental03:057.”21 Days”Simran HoraInstrumental01:368.”With the Flow”Simran HoraInstrumental00:589.”Practical Love”Karthik RaoInstrumental01:5210.”Hi Gili Gili”Karthik RaoSimran Hora00:5011.”Truth”Simran HoraInstrumental02:1512.”The Dark Side of the Gentleman”Simran HoraInstrumental03:09Total length:25:01Kota Factory (Additional Soundtrack)TitleMusicSinger(s)1.”Yaaron”Ankur TewariAnkur Tewari04:122.”Mohabbat Zindabad”Karsh Kale, The Ghalat FamilyAnkur Tewari03:29Total length:32:42Season 2[edit]

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