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Trace the story behind the Statue of Unity on History TV18 on May 29

The documentary ‘Modern Marvel: Statue of Unity’ focuses on how the Statue of Unity came to be. It’s a story of unprecedented collaboration between a construction giant, an artist, experts and other contributors across India and overseas

History TV18 will premiere a documentary, ‘Modern Marvel: Statue of Unity’, which will show interesting facts about the mega statue of Sardar Patel towering over the state of Gujarat.

Premiering on May 29, at 9pm, the documentary will show the story behind the making of the Statue of Unity, which is almost twice the height of the Statue of Liberty in the US. It took just 42 months to make the implausible idea come to life. The statue stands on the island of Sadhu Bet on the river Narmada in Gujarat. 

It honours Sardar Vallabh bhai Patel, a prominent figure in the history of modern India often referred to as India’s Iron Man, who was instrumental in unifying the country as the imperial British rule prepared to relinquish control.

The exclusive documentary focuses on how the Statue of Unity came to be. It’s a story of unprecedented collaboration between a construction giant, an artist, experts and other contributors across India and even overseas.

For the renowned artist and Padma Bhushan awardee, Ram Vanji Sutar, known for his statues of Indian leaders, the Statue of Unity was a challenge like no other. The project needed the coming together of many disciplines – art, architecture and engineering. The documentary highlights the challenges at crucial points of the project and how these were overcome, to create a 21st century wonder, in record time. 

Viewers will see the Statue of Unity come to life ground up and piece-by-piece. Exclusive footage of the site and the build, interspersed with expert interviews of the construction team and others, give an in-depth account about what it took to build the world’s tallest statue.

Avinash Kaul

Avinash Kaul, Managing Director, A+E Networks | TV18 and Chief Executive Officer, Network18, said, "At History TV18, we've always pushed the envelope on content that’s contemporary, interesting and also relevant for our viewers. ‘Modern Marvel: Statue of Unity’ best exemplifies this mix. It’s a one-of-a-kind documentary which truly does justice to the iconic structure and this monumental project.”

The documentary also showcases some staggering statistics about the cost, size and tonnage as well as the complexities of casting and cladding an enormous structure in bronze. It is also a tribute to the gargantuan efforts of thousands of people, who worked day and night to get the statue standing. 

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