Pradhanmantri was a very beautiful concept directed by
Puneet Sharma and anchored by
Shekhar Kapur. It was a political documentary, wherein the cast and crew tried to show the actually historical facts of India since 1947. Pradhanmantri was an attempt to show various stages, hurdles, and phases that India went through, since independence. The series was telecasted in ABP News and the first story went on air on 13 July 2013. The series initially was conceptualised only for 23 episodes but then it was extended for 26 episodes, where the last episode was telecasted on 4 January 2014.
It was a weekly program which was shown on Saturdays at 10 P.M. It was praised by L.K.Advani,
Kiran Bedi and Sunil Shashtri. The series was awarded ENBA Awards 2013 for being the best show on TV. The documentary aimed at bringing untold facts of India in front of the Indian public, and it covered 25 major incidences happened in India since last 65 years, in the rule of 13 Indian Prime Ministers. The show started with the time when India just got its independence and all princely states were being approached to mingle with India. From there on the show covered major riots that happened in India like Ayodhya Dispute, Gujarat Riots, Hyderabad- Junagadh dispute and Madras-Bombay dispute.
The show also covered major wars like Sino-India War, Indo-Pak war and Kargil war. Then a few stories were shown at the time of Indira Gandhi’s rule and emergency state. One show was dedicated to the famous operation Blue Star that was imposed in India at the time of Indira Gandhi. There were a few shows which were dedicated to a few Prime Ministers of India like
Atal Bihari Vajpayee and UPA government. A conclusion story was also shown at the end of the series.
The show was also remade in a few other languages like Bengali and Marathi.
Shekhar Kapur As The Anchor : Shekhar Kapur is a known Indian film director who started his career with the movie Jaan Hazir Hai in the year 1975. He has received several national and international awards for various movie making. Apart from direction, Shekhar has also acted in a few movies.