Amazon Prime’s ‘Breathe: Into the Shadows’ Trailer Breakdown

Amazon Prime released the trailer to Breathe: Into the Shadows, the second season to its web series which is to be launched on July 10. Created and directed by Mayank Sharma, Breathe has a star cast of Abhishek Bachchan, Amit Sadh, Nithya Menen, Saiyami Kher, Hrishikesh Joshi in the leads. This crime thriller series has set our expectations high with an intriguing trailer that doesn’t give too much away, all the while draws the audience’s attention into the lives of the Sabharwal family.

The plot is immediately shocking: Dr Avinash Sabharwal and his wife Abha Sabharwal, played by Abhishek Bachchan and Nithya Menen respectively, are devastated when their daughter Siya (Ivana Kaur) goes missing. It’s been three months that the Sabharwals have been searching for their daughter, but in vain. And then, one day, they get a bloody package delivered (look at Amazon doing product placement, haha) with a video of Siya included, and a ransom message.

Instead of the usual bags of money, here the kidnapper demands something new: murder. Dr Avinash Sabharwal has to be the kidnapper’s contract killer and murder whoever he’s asked to. In return he will receive more details about his daughter’s whereabouts. To protect his identity, he joins the police force to help them catch the killer.

Breathe: Into the Shadows seems to be an original thriller that raises ethical questions which are of urgency in today’s reality. The trailer is succinct and doesn’t reveal the entire series within 3 minutes, and we got to see everybody’s acting at its best. Nithya Menen is obviously talented and Abhishek Bachchan seems to be fab at performing such a complex, multilayered character. The rhythmic ‘breaths’ in the background amplify the trailer with an intensity that makes your heart beats faster. So, Breathe: Into the Shadows seems to do its job of setting the thriller stage rather well.

Breathe Season 1 starred R Madhavan, Amit Sadh and Hrishikesh Joshi, and was centred around the same premise: how far will a father go to protect his kids?
At the end of the season 2 trailer, there’s a scene between Avinash and Abha Sabharwal. In this, he asks her “when you look at me, what will you see? A father or a murderer?” She replies simply: “A man who did all he could to save his family.”

Breathe: Into the Shadows will available to stream on Amazon Prime from July 10 onwards


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