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Applause Entertainment to produce an Indian adaptation of ‘Fauda’ for Sonyliv

The show will be helmed by national award-winning director Sudhir Mishra.

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Mumbai: Applause Entertainment on Tuesday announced that it is producing the Indian adaptation of the globally acclaimed Israeli drama series Fauda which will stream exclusively on the OTT platform Sonyliv.

Hailed as one of the best Israeli shows, the Indian version of Fauda will be produced by Applause Entertainment in association with Applause Productions and is titled Taanav. The series will be helmed by national award-winning director Sudhir Mishra and co-directed by Sachin Mamta Krishn.

Set against the idyllic backdrop of Kashmir in the year 2017, Tanaav tells the story of a special covert ops unit. It is a socio-political action drama with family at its core.

Shot extensively in real locations in Kashmir over 100 days, the 12-episode series features an ensemble cast including Manav Vij, Sumit Kaul, Rajat Kapoor, Shashank Arora, Arbaaz Khan, Zarina Wahab, Ekta Kaul, Waluscha De Sousa, Danish Hussain, Satyadeep Mishra, Sukhmani Sadana, Sahiba Bali, Amit Gaur, Arslan Goni, Rockey Raina, M.K. Raina, Sheen Dass, Aryaman Seth amongst others in prominent roles.

The actors for the show were cast by Mukesh Chhabra. Fauda is created by Avi Issacharoff and Lior Raz & distributed by Yes Studios and is considered to be one of the best shows made in a foreign language. “The Indian adaptation has been reimagined for a larger Indian and global audience,” said the statement.

“Tanaav reaffirms our commitment towards presenting captivating and entertaining stories of depth and substance. With its compelling storyline, cinematography and stellar cast backed by Applause Entertainment and Sudhir Mishra, Tanaav will find resonance with our viewers,” said Sony Pictures Network India EVP and business head Sonyliv and StudioNext Danish Khan.

“A global sensation, Fauda was always a story waiting to cross borders and be adapted in a new setting,” said Applause Entertainment CEO Sameer Nair. “We at Applause Entertainment find it immensely gratifying to bring an edge-of-the-seat drama of this calibre to Indian audiences, offering a new perspective to the human stories depicting all sides of the conflict. With filmmakers like Sudhir Mishra and Sachin Krishn at the helm, backed by a stellar cast and talented writing, creative and production teams, we are excited to partner with Sonyliv to bring this show to the world. This partnership only strengthens our already strong relationship with Sonyliv after successful collaborations on Scam 1992, Avrodh, Undekhi and Your Honor.”  

“Applause Entertainment discovers some of the best international stories to be reimagined and adapted for Indian audiences,” said Sudhir Mishra. “As a filmmaker, Tanaav allowed me to explore a variety of characters and delve deep into their psyche. It is a true Indian story weaved into a tightly-knit action drama that highlights human emotions and the dilemmas they face. Cannot wait for the audience to binge-watch Tanaav, soon to launch on Sonyliv.”

“We are very happy and proud to hear about Tanaav, the Indian version of Fauda. It's a true honour for us to learn how Fauda succeeded to touch the hearts of so many people from all over the world and especially in India,” said Fauda series co-creator Avi Issacharoff.

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