Social episode 1 update: Rana Daggubati plays a sensational tech tycoon in this web series
The first episode of Social, directed by Cycle Kick fame Shashi Sudigala, is out on Viu and to everyone's delight, it kicks off with introducing Vikram Sampath (played by Rana Daggubati). The sensational tech tycoon is being interviewed by a news channel where he discusses how his life has changed in the last few months but the story doesn't reveal how.
Taking the viewers a few months back to where it all started, Vikram is seen in his office making a viral video to start an online campaign. He encourages people from around the country to make socially relevant pages and promises to personally mentor some of the most interesting and relevant pages.
The narrative shifts to a family in Hyderabad where Prithvi (Naveen Kasturia) is packing to return to his job in the US. Like typical siblings Prithvi and his sister Veda (Preity Asrani) go on about arguing on silly things even as Veda is seen chatting with people for a trekking plan, she then leaves to meet her friends informing her mother that she will return shortly.
In a different part of the city, Neelesh (Moin), a serial failed entrepreneur and Prithvi's childhood friend is on his way to meet Chaand (Abdul Razzak), a hardware store owner with a dream to live abroad one day. Neeesh is excited to tell him all about this exciting campaign on Social, but Chaand, remembering the countless times Neelesh has gotten him into trouble, avoids discussing anything with him.
Back in Prithvi's house his family starts to worry as Veda hasn't returned home and her phone is switched off with no one aware of her whereabouts. When they approach the police, the cops are more interested in launching their website rather than helping the family in distress. When back home, a restless Prithvi decides to take extreme steps to get the attention of the police.
Is Veda a victim of a prank or something sinister online?