Dial 100 director Rensil D’Silva to helm espionage thriller series Panthers, all you need to know
 
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Dial 100 director Rensil D’Silva to helm espionage thriller series Panthers, all you need to know

Rensil D’Silva steps into the spy thriller space with his upcoming espionage thriller series Panthers that will be produced by Ronnie Screwwala’s RSVP and Blue Monkey Films.

Hia Datta
Aug 01, 2021
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Rensil D’Silva is all set to venture into the spy thriller space with his upcoming espionage thriller series Panthers. Ronnie Screwwala’s RSVP will bankroll the multi-season series and has teamed up with Premnath Rajagopalan of Blue Monkey Films. This is their third collaboration after A Thursday and Dhyanchand.

Panthers is billed as an ‘ode to RAW agents’ who lay their lives at risk fearlessly for the safety of the country, and a project that will reinvent how political and espionage thrillers are perceived in India.

The plot of the series outlays 'the Indo-Pak spy games of the late 1960s-70s.’, following the trials and tribulations of RAW agents in their line of duty, as they detect clues and track their targets, put together crucial information and crack the mission at hand.

The viewers will be taken into an insight into RAW agent missions, from the ‘audacious to outlandish’. The team has mentioned the infamous controversy around the hijack of Rajiv Gandhi’s plane in 1971 that took the nation by storm as a high point of the series.

RSVP took to their social media handles for the official announcement of the series.

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Producer Ronnie Screwvala has described Panthers as the narrative of the expanding spy agency in India, set against a tense political scenario, that strikes the right balance between realism and entertainment.

 Premnath Rajagopalan of Blue Monkey films expressed his excitement over collaborating with Ronnie Screwvala’s, praising the RSVP’s choice of projects which he described as ‘clutter-breaking and riveting.’ 

Rensil D’Silva has said in his press release that the country is at a point of high acceptance towards ‘true stories’ in an unprecedented way. He added that the secret operations in the series are drawn from real life too.

D’Silva’s thriller film Dial 100, which makes his OTT debut, is set to premiere on ZEE5 on August 6.

Panthers is set to go on floors in the first quarter of 2022.

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