BBC Studios India and Prime Video launch Amazon Original Series Sons of the Soil Jaipur Pink Panthers
 
Nov 25, 2020
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MUMBAI, India, 24 November 2020 -- ( ASIA TODAY ) -- Amazon Prime Video, BBC Studios India, and Abhishek Bachachan today unveiled an all-new Amazon Original Series, Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers. Produced by BBC Studios India, the show follows the inspiring journey and dedication of the team during the seventh season of Pro Kabaddi League, as they strive to win the season championship for the second time, after their win in the first season of the league. The series provides a never–before-seen locker-room view of the team including interactions with the team owner Abhishek Bachchan. Viewers will get to experience the struggles, determination, courage, hard work and passion of the team as well as their families, coaches and everyone associated with the Jaipur Pink Panther family. Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers is directed by British director Alex Gale, a double BAFTA Scotland-winning executive producer and director. London-born Alex has produced and directed a number of character-driven acclaimed documentary films that explore stories and icons from the world of sports. Alex's films Glasgow 1967: The Lisbon Lions and Scotland 78: A Love Story won the Best Documentary award from BAFTA Scotland in successive years in 2017 & 2018.

Prime members in India and in more than 200 countries and territories can stream all episodes starting December 4th, 2020.

“Amazon Prime Video has always endeavored to bring diverse and gripping stories to our audiences. From gangland dramas to musicals - we have developed and produced authentic stories rooted in our soil. And with Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers, we are extremely proud to diversify our repertoire and bring our first-ever sports docu series to our viewers” said Aparna Purohit, Head – India Originals, Amazon Prime Video India. “Kabaddi is one of the oldest and much-loved indigenous sports in India and this series follows the incredible journey of Jaipur Pink Panthers Kabaddi team. The series will provide a window into players’ steadfast persistence, rigorous preparation and hard-work leading up-to the 40-minute matches that audiences enjoy. The show will take viewers on an emotional journey as they follow the team not just on the mat but also get an inside look into the lives of the players – where they come from and what drives them.”

“Kabaddi is one sport that cannot be played well without teamwork, and that is the ethos of our Jaipur Pink Panthers family,” said, Abhishek Bachchan, Team Owner – Jaipur Pink Panthers, “I am delighted to team-up with Amazon Prime Video to tell the inspiring story of Jaipur Pink Panthers to the global audience. I had made my digital debut with Amazon Original Series, Breathe: Into the Shadows so sharing the unfiltered story of my team, Jaipur Pink Panthers, through this global service made absolute sense. Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers promises to take the audience on a motivational ride as the players and the team aim to win the 7th season of Pro Kabaddi League. I believe, we have created a show that will engage and inspire the audience.”

BBC Studios India Business Head, Sameer Gogate, says: “BBC Studios has had a strong heritage and specialisation in producing documentary content globally and we are excited to bring our expertise in this genre into the India market. India is a sports hungry nation and we are delighted to collaborate with Amazon Prime Video to bring to their audience the first-ever sports docu-series on a truly indigenous sport like kabaddi. It was a pleasure to work with Amazon Prime Video, Abhishek Bachchan and the entire Jaipur Pink Panthers team, who opened up their world and hearts to us. Prime Video in India, through Amazon Originals, has presented some exciting stories for entertainment lovers and with Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers, fans can really look forward to an emotional and an engrossing tale of a team’s dedication and passion to win.”

Synopsis:
Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers takes us through the journey of Jaipur Pink Panthers in Season 7 of the Pro Kabaddi League. Narrated by team owner and actor Abhishek Bachchan, the show follows the emotional journey of the star players, owners, staff and their families while exploring and celebrating the passion for Kabaddi across India. As the JPP team strives to reclaim the title that it had won in the inaugural season in 2014, we witness how the team’s unity is put through the ultimate test, but their determination, grit and passion remains unceasing.

Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers will join the thousands of TV shows and movies in the Prime Video catalog. These include Indian films Shakuntala Devi, Gulabo Sitabo, Ponmagal Vandhal, C U Soon, V and Penguin, Indian-produced Amazon Original series like Bandish Bandits, Comicstaan Semma Comedy Pa, Paatal Lok, The Forgotten Army – Azaadi Ke Liye, Four More Shots Please S1 and 2, The Family Man, Mirzapur, Inside Edge S1, and S2, and Made In Heaven. Prime members can also watch the award-winning and critically acclaimed global Amazon Original series like The Test: A New Era for Australia's Team, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, The Boys, Hunters, Fleabag, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. All this is available at no extra cost for Amazon Prime members. The service includes titles in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, and Bengali.

Prime members will be able to watch Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers anywhere and anytime on the Prime Video app for smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV, etc. In the Prime Video app, Prime members can download episodes on their mobile devices and tablets and watch anywhere offline at no additional cost.

About BBC Studios India
BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group. Able to take an idea seamlessly from thought to screen, it spans content financing, development, production, sales, branded services, and ancillaries from both its own productions, and programmes and formats made by high-quality UK independents. Award-winning British programmes made by the business are internationally recognised across a broad range of genres and specialisms, including factual, drama, entertainment and comedy. The company, which ordinarily makes around 2,500 hours of content a year, is a champion for British creativity around the world and a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector. BBC Studios has offices in 22 countries globally, ten production offices in UK and a further nine production bases and partnerships around the world. In India, BBC Studios has been at the forefront of content production with shows like Criminal Justice, The Office, Out of Love, Jhalakh Dikhhla Jaa, Stupid Man Smart Phone, Nach Baliye, and many more. It also distributes BBC Studios content to the market, bringing popular British programmes such as Top Gear, Doctor Who and Seven Worlds, One Planet to Indian audiences, and has a number of key partnerships, including a JV with Sony Entertainment Television for Sony BBC Earth, and BBC branded blocks across linear and digital platforms.

About Amazon Prime Video

Prime Video is a premium streaming service that offers Prime members a collection of award-winning Amazon Original series, thousands of movies, and TV shows—all with the ease of finding what they love to watch in one place. Find out more at PrimeVideo.com.

●Included with Prime Video: Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers joins thousands of TV shows and movies from Hollywood and Bollywood, including Indian-produced Amazon Original series such as Bandish Bandits, Paatal Lok, Comicstaan Semma Comedy Pa, The Family Man, Mirzapur, Inside Edge and Made In Heaven, and award-winning and critically acclaimed global Amazon Original series including The Test: A New Era for Australia's Team, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Boys, Hunters, Fleabag, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, all of which are available for unlimited streaming with Prime membership. Prime Video includes titles available in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi and Bengali.

●Instant Access: Members can watch Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers anywhere, anytime on the Prime Video app for smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV, and multiple gaming devices. Prime Video is also available to consumers through Airtel and Vodafone pre-paid and post-paid subscription plans. In the Prime Video app, Prime members can download episodes on their mobile devices and tablets and watch anywhere offline at no additional cost.

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