‘Bambai Meri Jaan’ is a new 10-part Amazon Original series all set to premiere exclusively on Prime Video in India and across 240 countries and territories on September 14.
Produced by Excel Media and Entertainment’s Ritesh Sidhwani, Kassim Jagmagia and Farhan Akhtar, with the story by S. Hussain Zaidi, the new series is created by Rensil D’Silva and Shujaat Saudagar and directed by Shujaat Saudagar. The makers have described it as a bingeworthy, fast-paced crime thriller that explores the universal battle of good versus evil.
Ritesh Sidhwani said: “Set in the post-independence era, ‘Bambai Meri Jaan’ chronicles the birth of the underworld in Mumbai set against the backdrop of a free nation. Viewers will witness a gripping gangster thriller, exploring the classic, universal battle of good versus evil.
“We are truly delighted to be working with Prime Video yet again to bring another thought-provoking series to our viewers around the world.”
The series stars Kay Kay Menon, Avinash Tiwary, Kritika Kamra, Nivedita Bhattacharya and Amyra Dastur in pivotal roles. It chronicles the life and rise of a young man, Dara Kadri (Tiwary), torn between his father’s law enforcement legacy (Menon) and his own journey into the heart of organised crime.
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Shujaat Saudagar explains: “Bambai Meri Jaan deals with the complexity of nature vs nurture. Thematically stories which relate to dysfunctional relationships have always attracted me to tell a cinematic narrative.
“Bambai Meri Jaan weaves the saga of a family inhabiting and growing through their trials and tribulations alongside burgeoning post independent Mumbai. We can’t wait to see viewers’ reactions to the series that is so close to our hearts.”
Aparna Purohit, Head of India Originals at Prime Video, added: “Bambai Meri Jaan is an intricate and intriguing story of dreams and ambitions, where the insatiable hunger for power defines one’s choices. The story is like an immaculate symphony that delves deep into the psyche and emotions of its key characters, as they struggle with the consequences of their own choices.
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“We are incredibly excited to present our fifth project with Excel Media and Entertainment, with whom we share a common vision to tell authentic, rooted and relatable stories across genres. We are confident that ‘Bambai Meri Jaan’ will resonate with our viewers not just in India, but across the world.”