Durex and Y-Films have come together to present one of the most unique fictional web-series – Sex Chat with Pappu & Papa. A 5-part fictional series that will deliver information across different themes related to sex/ sexuality, covering topics not openly discussed. From masturbation & periods to condoms, pregnancy and homosexuality. In a clean, honest style – with a lot of humor. And certainly a lot of heart. This is the first time that a series is launching in 15 languages. It’s set to be dubbed in 6 Indian languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Bengali and also subtitled in 10 International languages including English, Chinese, French, Dutch, Spanish, German, Bahasa, Malay and Thai to begin with to get this important message out to as many people as possible.
Starring Anand Tiwari, Kabir Sajid, TV’s favorite Sanjeeda Shaikh, Dum Lagaa Ke Haisha’s Alka Amin and veteran Sachin Pilgaonkar, the series marks the directorial debut of Ashish Patil, Head of Y-Films and has been written by Gopal Datt & Devang Kakkad with story development by Amritpal Bindra & Anand Tiwari. The story revolves around the Watsa family, featuring a curious 7-year-old boy, Pappu – who shoots the most outrageous questions to his Papa, Anand. Who attempts to answer them to the best of his ability – initially with a lot of awkwardness and eventually with a lot of fun, simple anecdotes. All this while his own father – the very traditional, conservative and possibly ‘khadoos’ Pitaji – keeps questioning his actions.
Adds producer-director, Ashish Patil, “At Y-Films we like to push the envelope with the stories we tell. Pappu & Papa is something that’s going to tear up that envelope and eat the shreds 🙂 It’s incredible how still in the 2nd most populous country in the world; sex is such a taboo topic. Most parents clam up when having to talk to kids about the ‘birds & the bees’. Research clearly shows that sex talk with parents is directly linked to safer sexual behavior. We’re here to help get this important chat started – in 15 languages – after all, Love & Sex know no language! Hence we’re also delighted to have partners like Durex on board help us get this message out to as many people as possible globally. So come on, let’s talk about sex, baby!”
On the launch of the series, Durex spokesperson said, “For a country that has the third largest population of HIV cases and a condom penetration lower than 5%, changing consumer behavior towards safer sexual habits is extremely critical. But none of this will be remotely even possible if we continue to treat sex as a taboo. We are proud to partner with Y-Films for a web-series which we believe will eventually help in normalizing the conversation on safe sex.”
The series is presented by Durex Feel Thin. India’s Thinnest Condom. In association with Ching’s Desi Chinese. The content has been heavily researched and ratified by some of the foremost medical experts, top hormonal, gynecological doctors of the country. We hope it creates some genuine social impact, not just locally but globally.