Bharat Ki Awaaz, the upcoming series on Epic TV, is a showcase of India’s most iconic and independent voices that literally moved a nation. Starting August 1, the five-part series will air every Wednesday at 10pm.
Bharat Ki Awaaz has been brought to television, with an effort to re-live with context and perspective, the passion and ideas of some of India’s finest orators. Real footage of speeches, expert comments, reactions of both applause and backlash, along with the everlasting impact they had is covered in this mini-series.
“Nothing is more powerful than words spoken in the right context at the appropriate time; and when they come from people who are seen as icons or ideals, words can echo for generation to come," said Akul Tripathi, Content and Programming Head, Epic TV. He added, “While we will all know the words of many of these speeches, like Nehru’s ‘Tryst with Destiny’ speech on independence eve, we have rarely, if ever, actually heard or seen it. As we celebrate another independence day, Bharat Ki Awaaz is an effort to give both – a face, and perspective to some of the greatest speeches of our times.”
Flagging off the series, the first episode will be see impassioned orations by one of the most dynamic leaders of the freedom struggle – Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, who was among the young leaders to emerge in the 1930s. His speeches made a deep impact on Indians, wherever they lived in the world. The episode offers unique insight on why this patriot travelled to Singapore and Japan to forge alliances and build an army to fight the British in India.
71 years after India gained independence, the ideas put forth by some of her most enterprising leaders remain both relevant, and important for understanding the story of independent India. Their public addresses at important junctures of history roused the blood of millions – to define, build, and bind our nation together. As a nation today, it is pertinent for us to understand the words, vigour, and emotions that lifted those in despair, inspired courage and great revolutionary ideas while refining the souls of citizens, not just of India, but the world over.