Star Plus has unveiled the first promo of its new hard-hitting series ‘P.O.W – Bandi Yuddh Ke’.
The show is an Indian adaption of hit US show ‘Homeland’. In an earlier interview on BizAsiaLive.com, Gary Pudney, Head of Asia of Keshet International said, “A large part of the audience know of Prisoners of War via its American counterpart (Homeland) so there is already an excitement in the market as it waits for its own reincarnation of the concept. This will of course be fortified by Star�۪s marketing department and the super strong cast they have lined up. I am sure Prisoners of War will take the audience by storm and garner much critical acclaim because the local take on the subject matter is very, very appealing.”
Asked how the show would differ to cater for Indian audiences, Pudney said, “The Indian audience is becoming more and more sophisticated and with digital access it is already able to see what�۪s being produced in the West. Prisoners of War has been commissioned partially in response to this and by the need to push the boundaries of the genre�۪s and bring India something new. Of course the back-story of the series will be changed and nuances fine-tuned for local social and political culture, but the intention is (as with the original) for the relationships between these torn families, following their loved ones�۪ years of captivity, to be central theme of the series.”
‘P.O.W – Bandi Yuddh Ke’ starts on Star Plus in October. It stars Satyadeep Mishra, Sandhya Mridul, Purab Kohli and Amrita Puri. It is produced by filmmaker, Nikkhil Advani.
In Video: First promo of Star Plus’ ‘P.O.W’