Chicago-Based medical specialist Dr Munish Raizada has come up with his debut political documentary series titled “Transparency: Pardarshita”.
It is a Hindi language documentary series spanning six episodes. The series deals with the India Against Corruption Movement (Anna Andolan) of 2010, led by social activist Anna Hazare, and it also traces how movement subsequently led to political developments that gave birth to the Aam Aadmi Party.
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The series, directed and produced by Raizada offers an in-depth analysis of the functioning of the party based on reactions from several members of the party, along with political analysts and journalists who followed the developments closely.
‘The Inspector Ghote’ series of Indian detective novels by British journalist H.R.F. Keating is set for adaptation into a multi-part returnable drama. ‘The Inspector Ghote’ series made to latest world news with the announcement that it would hit the screens soon.
Henry Reymond Fitzwalter Keating was born in Sussex in 1926. After a short period working as a sub-editor at ‘The Times’, he went on in 1963 to review crime fiction for them for fifteen years. He published his first novel in 1959, and the first of ‘The Inspector Ghote’ series in 1964.
Endemol Shine India has optioned the much-loved, classic series of novels for the screen adaptation.
‘The Perfect Murder’ (1964) introduced Inspector Ganesh V. Ghote, an officer in the Bombay CID, and went on to won the British Crime Writer’s Association Gold Dagger award. Intended as a one-off, success in America and the UK led Keating to write 25 titles featuring Ghote, published over a 45-year period before his death in 2011.
Abhishek Rege, CEO Endemol Shine India said: “We at Endemol Shine India look forward to bringing alive the inimitable world of Inspector Ghote first created by H.R.F. Keating in the 1960s. Our attraction to the series, along with the prestige of reintroducing the legacy of H.R.F. to a new audience, was the wide appeal and popularity of this lovable Indian Inspector. This universe celebrates not just a highly endearing and enduring character but also the nostalgia of a slice of our collective past, history and culture. The joy as producers and creators is to be able to create content that cuts across demographics and geographies because it is unique.
The new book-to-screen deal is timed with Seven House republishing each of ‘Inspector Ghote’ novels and Level Best Books publishing a new biography ‘H.R.F. Keating: A Life of Crime’ by Keating’s wife, actress Sheila Mitchell, on 28th April 2020.
Sheila Mitchell said: “I am absolutely thrilled that Harry is being celebrated in so many ways some nine years after he died and I am quite sure that, with Endemol Shine India’s reputation, they will find a way not only to bring the essential Ghote to the screen but also that their adaptation will introduce him to new generations.”
The new biography gives an intimate view into the life and writings of one of the most revered authors of British crime fiction in the second half of the twentieth century. At the age of 94, this is Mitchell’s literary debut and features an introduction from Len Deighton.
Dramatic rights were acquired by Endemol Shine India from broadcast agent James Carroll at Northbank Talent Management on behalf of Peter Buckman at The Ampersand Agency and the H.R.F. Keating Estate. Mumbai-based agency The Story Ink was the advisor on the deal for Endemol Shine India.
Sidharth Jain, Producer & Founder at The Story Ink, said: “‘The Inspector Ghote’ Series is a much coveted and exciting addition to Endemol Shine India & The Story Ink’s joint development & co-production slate. I’m very happy for The Story Ink to be part of this thrilling collaboration.” (IANS)
Apple is expected to launch four new iPhones under the iPhone 12 series and now a new report has claimed that the upcoming lineup will start with 128GB of storage.
This would be twice as much base storage as the 64GB that iPhone maker has offered for the last three years, according to Jon Prosser, a reliable Apple insider.
Apple has increased the base storage capacity of its newest iPhones over the years, going from 16GB to 32GB with the iPhone 7 and from 32GB to 64GB with the iPhone 8 lineup, and iPhone X.
Prosser, who correctly reported the release date of the iPhone SE said that 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch iPhone 12 models will be available with 128GB or 256GB of storage and that 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro models will have 128GB, 256GB and 512GB storage options.
Prosser has claimed that the upcoming 5.4-inch iPhone 12 may start from $649 while 6.1-inch iPhone 12 may come with a price tag of $749.
In reality, documentaries are not merely the projection of a story, it is more a story of a life, it’s a story of survival, it’s a story of a time in which people live, it’s a story of success and failure.
In India, the entertainment industry has lagged in providing realistic content which defines the actual aesthetic of a documentary, exclusively in political thrillers. It is a big deal in itself to inculcate real-life accounts and actual scenarios pertaining to an event that has brought a revolution, and undoubtedly, you can see that in Transparency: Pardarshita.
Transparency Webseries is a waypost in the world of political Thrillers in India which exclusively highlights the off-stage candours associated with the famous India Against Corruption Movement (popularly known as the Anna Andolan) and the evolution of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) whose genesis pertains to the famous movement.
Transparency is not an experiment, rather it is a tale of the experience and anguish of a common man, who is in search of accountability. This 6-episode documentary unravels how the AAP demolished its fundamental principles based on financialtransparency, decentralisationof power and internal vigilance upon which it laid its foundation just for the sake of getting in power.
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After coming to power, AAP not only dismantled its core principles but abandoned its idealism and slaughtered the trust of thousands of people who dreamt of a corruption-free India. AAP also collected public funds to contest elections but gradually when it uprooted~ it removed its donors’ list from the website. Thus, Pardarshita at the same time yearns for clean political funding and the failure of the new system.
It may be easy for you to connect your life with an ordinary film but here it is much easier for you to connect with Transparency as you may better understand the sentiments of a “common man” who inevitably dreams to eradicate corruption from the system.
Transparency doesn’t only take you to this corporeal world of Indian Politics, but it tells you to raise your voice against the corrupt practices along with believing in what exists as the “Truth”.
Documentary films are the only place where people can speak for themselves, and Transparency is one such pedestal.
It urges people to look at themselves, to look at what has been done wrong and through that really count for the future to come.. and precisely, this is what is the vision of the director, Dr. Munish Raizada, who has himself been part of this mass movement and the Aam Aadmi Party.