Disney+ Hotstar has released the first look of its upcoming web series titled, ‘1962: The War In The Hills’. The original will be feature an untold story of a soldier during the Indo-China war in 1962. It will premiere on February 26.
The Mahesh Manjrekar directed web series also aims to trace the genealogy of territorial tensions between India and China. The series is based on true events and depicts how past instances continue to impact contemporary relationships of the two countries.
The web series stars Abhay Deol in the lead who plays the role of an Indian Major. Him along with his troop of 125 men fought against the Chinese army comprising 3000 men.
The teaser begins with headlines cut out of yesteryear tensions between India and China which also led to the Galwan Valley clash between the armies. Then a caption flashes mentioning the 1962 war saying, “Where it all began.”
Then the scenes from the shows featuring 1962 clash are showcased with the recurring narration of ‘Vande Mataram’ showing the valour of the Indian Army.
The makers of the show announced the upcoming venture on Republic Day 2021.
Abhay Deol said in a statement:
“No better occasion than our Republic Day to salute our jawans and warriors who tirelessly protect us round the clock. As a tribute, I am happy to release the first look of 1962: The War In The Hills. It is an untold story of bravery and valour; and yet continues to be relatable to us today. As director, Mahesh Manjrekar has presented a unique view in this war-epic.”
The official statement on the streamer’s YouTube channel reads:
“Presenting the first look of #HotstarSpecials1962 – The War In The Hills. An untold story of bravery and courage. All episodes out on Feb 26. Jai Hind!”
Check out the teaser here: