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Poacher announcement - Nimisha Sajayan, Roshan Mathew headline Richie Mehta's gripping tale of justice in Indian wildlife conservation

The Prime Video series is set for its premiere on February 23, 2024.

Poacher announcement - Nimisha Sajayan, Roshan Mathew headline Richie Mehta's gripping tale of justice in Indian wildlife conservation

Last Updated: 01.31 PM, Jan 16, 2024


Prime Video has launched the Amazon Original crime series Poacher. QC Entertainment, the Oscar-winning production and finance business behind films including Get Out by Jordan Peele and BlacKkKlansman by Spike Lee, will be producing this series for the first time. Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Roshan Mathew, and Nimisha Sajayan are among the outstanding actors in the series Poacher that Emmy-winning director Richie Mehta produced, wrote, and directed. The 2023 Sundance Film Festival hosted the series' premiere, and the first three episodes were well-received by audiences. Poacher will have its exclusive premiere on Prime Video on February 23.

Plot and setting of Poacher

The incidents depicted in Poacher, a fictitious dramatisation based on testimonials and court documents, took place in the deep woods of Delhi and Kerala, respectively. The series highlights the heroic efforts of Indian forest service personnel, Wildlife Trust of India NGO workers, police constables, and kind-hearted individuals who put themselves in harm's way to uncover the biggest ivory poaching network in India's history. Poacher unfolds primarily in Malayalam, Hindi, and English and captures real-life locations in Kerala and New Delhi to maintain the story's authenticity.

Manish Menghani, director of content licencing for Prime Video India, stated that Poacher, which is based on a remarkable true event, is an example of an ambitious effort to examine justice in a context never before shown on television. He also said that if they want to start talking about culture and society, they need to provide stories that are real and original. Richie Mehta painstakingly researched, brilliantly imagined, and expertly directed this investigative crime series, and we couldn't be happier to have it available on our service. Poacher will captivate viewers in India and throughout the world with its thrilling, suspenseful story and make us realise that their actions can harm the environment in ways that are hard to undo. This story, which is based on real-life occurrences, can raise awareness and motivate communities to do something.

Richie Mehta's excitement and collaboration with Prime Video

Creator, director, and writer Richie Mehta expressed his excitement about teaming up with Prime Video to bring Poacher to a global audience. He said that after devoting the last four years to exploring the themes and characters in this complex world of crime fighting and the extraordinarily high stakes involved, he couldn't be more thrilled to partner with Prime Video. From an emotional, creative, and logistical perspective, it has been a dream come true to work with the QC Entertainment team, as well as with their performers, crew, and the actual people depicted in the show. Right from the start, the Prime Video crew showed that they not only appreciated all the hard work they had put into the project but were also eager to share it with the world.

It was clear after watching Delhi Crime that Richie was the kind of director we wanted to collaborate with. In addition, Edward H. Hamm Jr., Raymond Mansfield, and Sean McKittrick, principals at QC Entertainment, noted that the show showcased his storytelling prowess, which allowed him to hold the audience's attention while deftly navigating delicate topics, especially when working with authentic narratives. They felt an instant connection to the tale, its goals, and its intense ambition when he presented them with the concept for Poacher. It has all the makings of a great film: an ambitious director, a thought-provoking plot, and a team that values its viewers as the most important part of their work. It is a dream come true that Prime Video has agreed to carry the show, and the crew's enthusiasm for the show was palpable. They have faith that the platform will help them bring this vital subject to people all across the globe.

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