P.O.W. Bandi Yuddh Ke is equal to 22 films, says Nikkhil Advani

Nikkhil Advani says his upcoming family drama show P.O.W. Bandi Yuddh Ke! is equal to 22 films in the industry.

By: IANS | Mumbai | Published:October 3, 2016 3:01 pm
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Nikkhil Advani says his upcoming family drama show P.O.W. Bandi Yuddh Ke! is equal to 22 films in the industry. “‘P.O.W.’ is my dream project on television. Everybody from scriptwriter to my assistants and the actors has really worked hard on the show,” Advani, who has helmed movies like Kal Ho Naa Ho and D-Day, said in a statement.

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An Indian adaptation of Israeli TV drama Hatufim, the show reveals the story of two missing-in-action soldiers who return home after 17 years. Why did he choose television to bring out this story? He said: “We see how television industry is putting a lot of efforts in producing shows like ‘Quantico’ and ‘Game of Thrones’. It’s like six-hour film put together.”

“Just like my show ‘P.O.W.’, which is finite series of 126 episodes, is equal to 22 films in the industry. Indian audiences have shown they are reactive to good content, and me and my team thought of bringing out this vast story on small screen.”

The show stars actors like Purab Kohli, Sandhya Mridul, Amrita Puri and Rasika Dugal.

Bollywood celebrities like Karan Johar, Riteish Deshmukh, Nimrat Kaur and Sonam Kapoor have given a thumbs up to the trailer of Nikkhil Advani’s upcoming TV show P.O.W. Bandi Yuddh Ke by saying that the director is raising the bar of the medium through his project. An Indian adaptation of Israel TV shows Hatufim, P.O.W. Bandi Yuddh Ke tells the story of two missing in action soldiers who return home after 17 years.

The show, which will be aired on Star Plus from October onwards, features Purab Kohli, Sandhya Mridul, Amrita Puri, Satyadeep Misra and Manish Chaudhari. The trailer of the show was launched on Friday. Various celebrities took to Twitter to praise Advani’s work.

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