After the much-loved film ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’, ‘Avrodh‘ is a fresh web series on the 2016 surgical strikes on the Line of Control (LoC). It releases on SonyLiv on July 31.
Directed by Raj Acharya, who’s worked as the Assistant Director on films like ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and ‘Don 2’ amongst others, Avrodh boasts of an impressive cast. It has Amit Sadh, Neeraj Kabi, Darshan Kumar (of ‘Family Man’ & ‘Mary Kom’), to name a few of the ensemble. The web series focuses on the skilled planning that went behind the surgical strikes conducted on September 28 2016. As opposed to the film on the same topic, which revolved around the actioning of those plans.
Real story of Avrodh Series
And what has drawn attention to this series the most is the fact that it is based on a book that details the real life incidences by the defence forces. ‘India’s Most Fearless‘ is a book from 2017, written by Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh, and recounts 14 stories of real life courage and heroism shown by men in the Indian armed forces. Aroor, an editor at India Today has covered the defence forces for more than 10 years now, and Singh has a similar time and work line at Hindustan Times. The two journalists have penned the accounts of those who were in these moments, or narrated by those who were with these heroes in their last moments.
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The book also has memoirs of a soldier who killed 11 terrorists in 10 days; a Navy officer who sailed into a treacherous port to rescue hundreds from an exploding war; a bleeding Air Force pilot who found himself flying a jet that had become a screaming fireball, amongst others. Of course, the story of the army major who led the legendary surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the LoC is one of the most intriguing ones. And that is what ‘Avrodh’ is based on, a personal recollection of bravery in unthinkably hostile conditions and grave provocation. And that makes it a must-watch for anyone slightly interested in the workings of the defence forces and the martyrdom of the country’s soldiers.
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