Advani’s TV war saga is an adaptation of Israel show Hatufim


A scene from  P.O.W. Bandi Yuddh Ke which has 126 episodes.

Nikkhil Advani’s next venture is an Indian adaptation of Israel TV shows Hatufim.

P.O.W. Bandi Yuddh Ke tells the story of two soldiers, missing in action for 17 years, coming home.

Nikkhil Advani says his upcoming family drama show P.O.W. Bandi Yuddh Ke! has a run time of 22 films in the industry.

“The series of 126 episode 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 war saga on small screen,” he adds.

“‘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.

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.”

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 the show.

Bandi Yuddh Ke is raising the bar of the medium through his project,Advani adds.

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. –  CINEWS

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