A screen adaptation of Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins' book Freedom at Midnight is in the works.
On Martyrs' Day, which is the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Nikkhil Advani announced that their upcoming SonyLIV series, Freedom at Midnight, has finally gone on floors. The filmmaker shared a few glimpses from the mahurat day on his social media pages, as the series began filming.
Advani wrote, "'A work of scholarship, of investigation, of research, and of significance.' (The New York Times). Freedom at Midnight by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins. Sacrifice for many. Ambition of one. Shoot Begins. @emmayentertainment @sonylivindia @spnstudionext @onlyemmay @madhubhojwani @001danishkhan @saugatam @inchak1601 @amansrivas #FreedomAtMidnight #DreamProject #Classic #Satyagraha #Swatantra #Independence #StoryThatNeedsToBeTold #Freedom #Partition #History."
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Meanwhile, the creators of the upcoming political thriller drama series Freedom at Midnight announced earlier that Advani will be working as the showrunner for the project. The objective of the series is to bring to life significant incidents from the partition of India. Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins wrote a book with the same name, which served as the inspiration for the series Freedom at Midnight.
Abhinandan Gupta, Adwitiya Kareng Das, and Gundeep Kaur are the people responsible for writing the story. According to the makers, Freedom at Midnight is an epic political thriller drama that highlights several incidents from the year of India's independence and interconnected stories about crucial events and personalities who played a significant role in writing the country's history as we know it today.
An event that altered the course of the nation is the subject of the series, which Advani described as a compelling and dramatic account of the event. In the series Freedom at Midnight, an endeavour is made to convey to Indians the complete truth of the events that led to the country's freedom, including the bravery and hope that were instilled in people by the individuals who were responsible for giving us the new India. The makers are honoured to share this story with the viewers since it is a tale that every Indian citizen ought to be familiar with.
Earlier, Advani was the man behind Rocket Boys, the SonyLIV series that documented the lives and achievements of Indian nuclear physicists Homi Bhabha and Vikram Sarabhai between the years 1940 and 1960.