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Freedom at Midnight: SonyLIV greenlights an upcoming series on the partition of India

StudioNext and Emmay Entertainment have come together to produce the web series.

Freedom at Midnight: SonyLIV greenlights an upcoming series on the partition of India
Freedom at Midnight book cover

Last Updated: 01.13 PM, Jun 16, 2022


The partition of India was a watershed moment in the history of the Indian subcontinent. StudioNext and Emmay Entertainment (Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani, and Nikkhil Advani) have teamed up to co-produce the web series Freedom at Midnight, which brings to life the pivotal moments of the period. SonyLIV will be streaming the show.

Freedom at Midnight, based on the book by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins, is an epic political thriller-drama that highlights several incidents from India's independence year, as well as interconnected stories about key events and personalities who shaped the country's history as we know it today. The story was written by Abhinandan Gupta, Adwitiya Kareng Das, and Gundeep Kaur, with Nikkhil Advani as the showrunner.

Danish Khan, the Head of Sony LIV, Sony Entertainment Television & StudioNext, said in a statement that their goal has been to bring untold stories from recent history to light. From 1947 to the present, India has undergone numerous watershed moments that have shaped our destinies. Freedom at Midnight, for example, is a narrative about the country's struggle for independence. They are thrilled that StudioNext and Emmay Entertainment are working together on this exciting series, and they can't wait to get started with Nikhil and his great team.

The Producer and Showrunner, Nikkhil Advani, stated that the year 1947 will go down in Indian history as the year that determined the country's fate. Freedom at Midnight is an attempt to communicate to Indians the entire truth about the events that brought us to our freedom, the courage and optimism instilled in people by the personalities who gave us the new India. This is a narrative that every Indian should know, and Advani is honoured to be able to share it alongside his companions, Monisha and Madhu, as well as the writers' team and StudioNext.

The filmmaker added that even more exciting for Emmay Entertainment is the opportunity to bring this narrative to SonyLIV following our success with Rocket Boys. He is excited to collaborate with them on this project since they've been at the forefront of telling the stories of the country.

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