For the first time in the history of Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI), a television show was premiered at the JioMAMI Film Festival that's currently going on in Mumbai.
Directed by filmmaker Nikhil Advani, the show titled P.O.W- Bandi Yuddh Ke will be aired on Star Plus channel. P.O.W- Bandi Yuddh Ke is an Indian adaptation of the critically-acclaimed Israeli series, Hatufim.
"We have been bringing the best from across the world for the larger Indian audience and 'P.O.W-Bandi Yuddh Ke' is the latest in that direction. We believe in experimentation, be it with genres, formats, narratives or the overall viewer experience," Gaurav Banerjee, Star India content studio head, told India Forums.
This is Advani's first directorial venture on television. Talking about the show, he said: "This show brings together two absolutely diverse realities, life in prison and life with family. On the one hand, you have torture or the worst kind and the other family bonding and romantic love; POW Bandi Yuddh Ke covers that and the ground between. I hope the audience connects with this show."
P.O.W.- Bandi Yuddh Ke is a thrilling family drama and narrates the story of two Indian jawans, who were declared Missing in Action after the Kargil war in 1999. They escaped from Pakistani prison to return to their spouses after 17 years. The story will focus on their journey, how they overcame the trauma, and the scars of the torture over a period of time.
Purab Kohli, Sandhya Mridul, Satyadeep Misra, Amrita Puri and Manish Chaudhari play key roles in the show. It is a finite series comprising 126 episodes, and will be telecast on Star Plus at 10.30 pm from Monday to Saturday, starting on November 7 2016.