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SonyLiv partners with Applause Entertainment for ‘Tanaav’; the Indian adaptation of Israeli series ‘Fauda’

Set against the idyllic backdrop of Kashmir in the year 2017, ‘Tanaav’ tells the story of a Special Covert Ops Unit, their bravery and courage

Applause Entertainment, the content studio of the Aditya Birla Group, is all set to retell a story of conflict and struggle with the Indian adaptation of the globally acclaimed Israeli drama series ‘Fauda’. The Indian version of Fauda, titled ‘Taanav’ (Chaos) will stream exclusively on SonyLiv.

The show produced by Applause Entertainment in association with Applause Productions is directed by national award-winner 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, their bravery and courage. Delving into the human drama behind the ideologies, dealing with complex emotions and flawed characters, all of whom share the same feelings of love, loss, betrayal and revenge, the show is a socio-political action drama with family at its core. 

Shot extensively in real locations in Kashmir over 100 days, the fast-paced drama is told over 12 episodes.

The show features 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, MK Raina, Sheen Dass, Arryaman Seth, amongst others in prominent roles.  

Created by Avi Issacharoff and Lior Raz, and distributed by yes Studios, ‘Fauda’ has been tremendously praised internationally, and is said to be one of the best shows made in a foreign language. While staying true to the original format, its Indian adaptation ‘Tanaav’ has been reimagined for a larger Indian and global audience. 

Danish Khan, EVP and Business Head, Sony Entertainment Television, SonyLiv and StudioNext at Sony Pictures Networks India, said, “'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.” 

Sameer Nair, CEO- Applause Entertainment, said, “A global sensation, ‘Fauda’ was always a story waiting to cross borders and be adapted in a new setting. 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.”   

Sudhir Mishra said, "Applause Entertainment discovers some of the best international stories to be reimagined and adapted for Indian audience. 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." 

Avi Issacharoff, Co-creator of Israeli series Fauda, said, "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." 

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