Over the past years, discovery+ has augmented its position as the hub of armed forces-led content. Home to an exclusive, never-seen-before Military content, this Republic Day discovery+ celebrates the tales of bravery and courage with â€˜Home of Patriotsâ€™ campaign by launching new series from the fan favourite franchises Mission Frontline and Breaking Point. Premiering on 20th January, Mission Frontline features the actor, writer, producer, and director Farhan Akhtar along with the supremely popular action director and producer Rohit Shetty, followed by the launch of 4 new episodes from the hit series Breaking Point on 21st January.
Post the overwhelming response to Mission Frontline starring talented actors like Rana Daggubati and Sara Ali Khan, the action-packed episodes will see Farhan Akhtar, and Rohit Shetty spend a day with the Rashtriya Rifle soldiers and J&K Policeâ€™s Special Operations Group in Srinagar respectively. Full of adventure, endurance, backbreaking training, and powerful visuals, each episode traverses the life of Indiaâ€™s brave warriors through the eyes and experiences of these celebrities.
Yet another interesting release scheduled for the month is the popular franchise Breaking Point, a 4-part series that will showcase different groups of soldiers in training including the Paratroopers, Armoured Corps, Army Artillery, and Army Aviation. A staggering slate that is sure to fill your hearts with pride and give the audience a never seen before look into the training imparted at Indiaâ€™s premier institutions across cities like Nashik, Jodhpur Ahmednagar, Agra, Jaisalmer and Sarmathura. Each moment in the series takes the viewer a step closer to how the soldiers are transformed into warriors of the Indian Army.
Speaking of his overall training experience, Farhan Akhtar said, â€œIf I could express the feeling in one word, it would be humbling for me. Back when we were filming Lakshya, we went up, close and personal with the lives of our jawans, but stepping into their shoes and experiencing the hardships they go through on-ground is a life-changing experience. It was extremely difficult for me to get trained in such tough terrains and weather conditions, but their support and encouragement made it possible. It is an honour to have got the chance to be a part of discovery+ â€™s Mission Frontline.â€
Talking about his experience of spending a day with the forces, Rohit Shetty said, â€œAn experience that I cannot explain even through the best of phrases. People often associate me with action, but â€˜true actionâ€™ is what these police officers personify. Given the high-tension area, leaving for duty each morning, and hoping for the family to be safe by the time you get back requires a lot of courage. Iâ€™m moved by their undying spirit. Thank you, discovery+, for bringing out these aspects of a policeâ€™s life that will startle the audience and make them want to salute their enthusiasm and zeal for the country and its citizens.â€
Sharing her thoughts on Home of Patriots, Megha Tata, Managing Director- South Asia, Discovery, Inc. said, â€œDiscovery, as a brand has always upped the ante with breakthrough content, and our repertoire of military specials has stood out from the crowd. There couldnâ€™t be a better time to glorify and pay homage to our army men with our Home of Patriots content campaign that aims to give the masses access into the world of these warriors. Itâ€™s an honour to have countryâ€™s influential personalities like Farhan Akhtar and Rohit Shetty who experience the lives of the soldiers and police officers for a day, making it an exciting watch for the audience.â€
In addition to Mission Frontline and Breaking Point, the military special content will see glimpses of the grueling training programs of the Indian Armed Forces through its stellar line-up of shows like Ladakh Warriors: The Sons of the Soil, Special Operations India, Battle Ops, Breaking Point: High Altitude Warfare School, Women Fighter Pilots, Breaking Point: Air Force Academy and Breaking Point: Indian Submariners, Breaking Point: Commando School Belgaum (2017), Indiaâ€™s Paratroopers â€“ Earning the Badge (2016) and Revealed: National Defence Academy (2014). Revealed: Siachen (2016), 1965: Indiaâ€™s Battles and Heroesâ€™ (2015) and Indian Army Womenâ€™s Expeditionâ€™ (2013) among other exciting titles you do not want to miss.
Mission Frontline starring Farhan Akhtar and Rohit Shetty airs on 20th January and 4 special episodes of Breaking Point on 21st January only on discovery+.
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