Ronnie Screwvala is all set to venture into the series space with Rensil D'silva's directorial Panthers. The espionage thriller show will be produced by Screwvala's RSVP production company and co-produced by Blue Monkey. The 45 minute-episodic thriller will follow the exploits of RAW heroes of the bygone era as they follow clues, nab their targets, gather information, and link together the pieces of the puzzle. This multi-season series stays raw and rooted to the Indo - Pak spy games of the late 60's and early 70's.
Interestingly, a major highlight of the series is the conspiracy surrounding Rajiv Gandhi's plane hijack that shook the nation, apart from the other RAW agent missions that ranged from audacious to outlandish. Sharing the news on social media the makers wrote, "An ode to our RAW agents that put India before self …. Presenting to you, RSVP’s latest riveting espionage series - PANTHERS!"
Speaking on the show producer Ronnie Screwvala said, "Panthers is the story of India's burgeoning spy agency against a politically volatile setting. It is as eye-opening as it is gripping and boasts of the right balance of realism and entertainment, making it the perfect project for us at RSVP to get behind. Rensil is the right man at the helm of this one"
Adds director Rensil D'Silva, "The nation is embracing true stories like never before. All the covert operations mentioned in Panthers have taken place in real life. This series is a tribute to the daring feats of the RAW agency before it ascended to legendary status."
Ronnie teams up with Premnath Rajagopalan of Blue Monkey Films for 'Panthers’, a project that will shake the way political and espionage thrillers are viewed in India. After successfully bringing A Thursday and Dhyanchand, RSVP and Blue Monkey Films will be teaming up for the third time for this project.
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