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Sony strengthens weekend line-up with ‘Encounter’

Premiering on April 11 at 9 pm, the show joins Adalat, CID and Crime Patrol that go tri–weekly

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai| April 10, 2014


Sony Entertainment Television spices up the weekend action with the launch of its latest crime entertainer,Encounter; a show depicting dangerous encounters between gangsters and the police, starting from April 11 at 9 pm. The dose of suspense, thrill, action and drama also goes a few more notches higher as three of the top crime shows on Indian Television CID, Crime Patrol and Adaalat go tri–weekly starting from 11 April, every Friday – Sunday.

Produced by Endemol, Encounter is a series of stories tracing the lives of larger than life, fictional gangsters who are brought to an early end in this thrilling series. Down the years many gangsters have risen from the streets to dizzying heights of the underworld, drunk on money, power and brutality. Men who threatened to hold the very existence of the citizens to ransom and change the destiny of a city. History has it that these ruthless beasts were tamed and annihilated in their own backyard by the brave men of law. Acclaimed actorManoj Bajpai will present the series and will narrate each story from a neutral viewpoint, leaving the audiences with key insights pertaining to these stories. The series will feature prominent actors like the leading Marathi actor Rajesh Shringarpore Aditya Redij, Mishal Raheja, Prashant Narayanan, Rohit Khuranna, Megha Gupta, Adaa Khan and Pramod Moutho amongst many other well-known television faces.

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Commenting on the same Gaurav Seth, Senior VP and Marketing Head, Sony Entertainment Television said, “SET’s crime shows have always been well received by audiences and hence we have decided to triple the dose of entertainment, with CID, Crime Patrol and Adalat, which will now come thrice a week. Our latest offering ‘Encounter’ is attuned to deliver a unique and novel television viewing experience which will not only appeal to the existing viewers, but bring in new viewers as well. The stories are brilliantly written and are brought to life with extremely well-etched characters. It will be presented by one of the most gifted actors of today, Manoj Bajpai; whose unique touch of narration will ensure that viewers are engaged and on the edge of their seats. We are confident it will appeal to all our audiences with its unique mix of crime, drama and action.”

Commenting on the show, Manoj Bajpai said, “Viewers will see me getting into the depth of the story to present it from both points of view - the police as well as the gangster. Every week, we will tell the story of a gangster – from his early days to the point that leads to the infamous Encounter. The stories will be narrated in an interesting and gripping manner which will hook audiences of all ages.”

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