ZEE5, India’s largest home-grown video streaming platform, ended 2022 on a good note as it delivered many successful original series and movies. One such success story is that of ‘Mukhbir – The Story of a Spy’. The ZEE5 Original Series starring Zain Khan Durrani, Prakash Raj, Adil Hussain, Barkha Bisht, Zoya Afroz, Harsh Chaya, Satyadeep Mishra turned out to be the most viewed original series of 2022 on ZEE5. The show struck a chord with many as it celebrated the unsung heroes, spies of India.
And as an extension of the show, the makers got together with Ekam Satt foundation and organised a 4-city musical tour at different army cantonments in Mumbai, Delhi, Amritsar and Kashmir to pay tribute to the army officials who do a selfless job at protecting their country and its people. The 4-city tour was organised by Ad Ventures and curated by Ameya Dabli in an effort to unite people through music and promote their mental well-being.
The city tour not only received a phenomenal response, but it also lifted the morale of the army officials and proved to serve the motive of celebrating them and their bravery. Additionally, the makers also launched a special song, ‘Vatana Ve’ which is sung and composed by Ankit Tiwari and the lyrics are by Anurag Bhumiya. This song is ZEE5’s tribute to the spies and the unsung heroes of India who do a selfless job of protecting the nation without asking for much in return. This song is not a part of the series but was specially composed as a heartfelt dedication to the warriors and was launched by Ameya Dabli at Amritsar’s army cantonment amidst many heroes of the Indian Armed Forces.
While ‘Mukhbir – The Story of a Spy’ is an inspiring story of India’s secret agent in Pakistan who rose to the occasion to save the nation and turn the tide of the war in his country’s favour, but this Republic Day, ZEE5 celebrates all the unsung heroes who place their country before themselves.
Manish Kalra, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 India said, “Mukhbir – The Story of a Spy gave us a chance to pay tribute to the unsung heroes of India and we are glad that the show was loved by the audience as it brought to the forefront the contributions of our spies. As an extension, we got to celebrate with the real unsung heroes by visiting various army officials across India and by putting together a soulful musical experience to promote unity, peace and mental well-being. It was our honour to spend time amidst them and salute their bravery, self-lessness and valour”.
Nimisha Pandey, Chief Content Officer – Hindi Originals, ZEE5 said, “As Mukhbir continues to win the hearts of our audiences across the country and beyond, we at ZEE5 wanted to celebrate this success with the real unsung heroes, who risk their lives to protect the nation and its people every single day. We were honoured to attain this opportunity through the ‘Mukhbir – The Story of a Spy’ City Tour, a unique musical concert, and connect with our armed forces to display our appreciation for their selfless service towards the nation. It was a delight to collaborate with Ekam Satt Foundation for a multi-city tour and present a soulful blend of music and entertainment, that brought a smile on the faces of the army jawans. We are glad to be sharing this joy with a larger audience by presenting the concert on ZEE5 as we celebrate India’s 74th Republic Day.”
Singer and Composer Ameya Dabli said, “Our Armed Force personnel are our true heroes! Their selfless services for the nation are hallmark of greatness. Many of them are unsung, many a times! My congratulations to team Mukhbir for bringing out these heroes in the open and acknowledging their contributions for our Nation! It has been a pleasure working with this team! Happy Republic Day to everyone and Jai Hind”.
Actor Zain Khan Durrani said, “Since the series is dedicated to numerous sacrifices and struggles of our unsung heroes and the turmoil that they go through leaving their families behind; the idea was to reward them with an unforgettable experience with their near and dear ones. I was mesmerized listening to the magical voice of Ameya Dabli and I cannot wait for the audience to soak themselves in his melody”.
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