Mumbai, July 30, 2021: Veteran producer Ronnie Screwvala of RSVP Movies has announced a spy-thriller web series - "Panthers", in association with Premnath Rajagopalan of Blue Monkey Films. The multi-season series will be directed by Rensil D'Silva, whose thriller "Dial 100", starring Manoj Bajpayee, Neena Gupta, and Sakshi Tanwar is debuting August 6 on ZEE5.
"Panthers" marks Screwvala's third collaboration with Blue Monkey after a thriller "A Thursday" and hockey biopic, Dhyanchand
. The series, "Panthers" explores the India-Pakistan spy games, set amid Indian intelligence agency RAW. The series highlights the conspiracy surrounding the hijack of a plane flown by pilot Rajiv Gandhi, son of the then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, in 1971.
"Panthers is the story of India's burgeoning spy agency against a politically volatile setting. It is as eye-opening as it is gripping and boasts of the right balance of realism and entertainment, making it the perfect project for us at RSVP to get behind. Rensil is the right man at the helm of this one", said Screwvala.
D'Silva said, "The nation is embracing true stories like never before. All the covert operations mentioned in 'Panthers' have taken place in real life. This series is a tribute to the daring feats of the RAW agency before it ascended to legendary status".
"The series is all about cloak and dagger games played between nations", said producer Mukesh Radha Krishna Tak. "It is the saga of our faceless men and women, living and dying in the shadows with courage, determination, and valor". Rajagopalan added, "We at Blue Monkey Films are excited to further our association with Ronnie and RSVP as they have long been associated with clutter-breaking and riveting content".
The casting for "Panthers" is underway and it will start rolling in the first quarter of 2022. RSVP is also producing a series on the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy
. Apart from series, RSVP Movies is also currently producing several films including "Mission Majnu", "The Immortal Ashwatthama", "Captain India", "Tejas", "Pippa", among a few others.