Encounter was a Hindi TV series that was aired on Sony Entertainment Television. The genre of the series was crime, reality. The first episode was aired on 11th April, 2014. The show was telecasted on weekends for one hour from Friday to Sunday at 9.00 pm. Encounter was an Endemol India production and was hosted by Manoj Bajpayee.
As the name suggests, the series will show some police encounters that took place in the city Mumbai. It was an episodic show and telecasted 35 episodes showing 35 different encounters. The series showed the encounter cases which were in the headlines of media including popular cases like the encounter of Manya Surve.
The series casted some really talented Bollywood and TV stars. Manoj Bajpayee made his return to television with Encounter. The talented Bollywood actor stared his acting career with a TV serial named Swabhimaan. Then he impressed everyone with his performances in films like Gangs of Wasseypur, Rajneeti and Pinjar. Encounter received both positive and negative feedbacks from viewers. The storyline and presentation of the series was excellent and the casting was brilliant. The final episode of the series was supposed to be aired on 4th July 2014, but the channel unexpectedly ended the show on 27th June 2014. The 9 PM time slot was replaced by Sony TV’s established and popular show Crime Patrol Dastak.