Emmay Entertainment, StudioNext to produce Freedom at Midnight

Monisha Advani, Nikkhil Advani and Madhu Bhojwani produce SonyLIV’s Freedom At Midnight. Photo: Everymedia PR

Based on the Partition of India and its most pivotal events, the political thriller, Freedom at Midnight, will stream exclusively on SonyLiv. The ambitious original series is an adaptation of the Indian independence non-fiction book, Freedom at Midnight, and brings alive the defining moments from the period.

Producer and showrunner Nikkhil Advani says, “The year 1947 has been etched in India’s history as one that shaped its fate. A riveting, emotional tale of an event that altered the course of the nation, this is our attempt to bring to Indians the whole truth about the events that led us to our freedom—the courage and the hope instilled in people by the personages who gave us the new India.”

“This is a story every Indian should know, and I feel honored to be able to tell it along with my partners, Monisha and Madhu, and the team of writers, along with StudioNext. It is even more special for Emmay Entertainment that we get to bring this story to SonyLIV after our successful stint with Rocket Boys. The platform has been at the forefront of narrating stories of the homeland, and I look forward to associating with them on this project too,” adds Nikkhil.

The political thriller sheds light on the year of Indian Independence and Partition. Abhinandan Gupta, Adwitiya Kareng Das and Gundeep Kaur are adapting the text as writers.

Danish Khan, Head, Sony Entertainment Television, Sony LIV & StudioNext states: “SonyLIV’s constant endeavor has been to bring forth tales of contemporary history that have global relevance. India has many landmark stories that are untold and Freedom at Midnight is one such authentic narrative of the country’s struggle and success for independence. The book by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins is one of the most notable reads about the event that brings out the unknown facts about the incident and what ensued thereon.”



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