Streaming platform SonyLiv is set to launch an eight-episode series titled ‘Pulwama Key No. 1026’ based on author and journalist Rahul Pandita’s book ‘The Lover Boy of Bahawalpur’. National award-winning director Onir would helm it.
The series revolves around the 2019 Pulwama terror attack by Pakistan on Indian soil in which 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed by a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist.
The CRPF personnel were killed when a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into their bus on February 14, 2019, PTI reported from Mumbai.
“To pay homage to the brave hearts and the NIA team who painstakingly investigated the attack, SonyLiv brings the never-seen-before story with ‘Pulwama Key No. 1026’,” Onir said.
“The series is a tribute to all those martyrs whose dreams were blown to smithereens the minute the suicide bomber’s car hit the bus,” a statement from the makers read.
Ashish Golwalkar, Head of Content, SonyLiv, Sony Pictures Networks India, said that ‘Pulwama Key No 1026’ aims to chronicle an “authentic narrative” of the gruesome attack.
“Rahul Pandita’s book, ‘The Lover Boy of Bahawalpur’ is a noteworthy read and brings out the unknown facts about the incident and what ensued thereon. We are pleased to announce this project that’s backed by Onir, an amazing director,” Golwalkar added.
Onir, who is on board as the director and showrunner of the series, said the attack not just claimed the lives of 40 CRPF jawans but also “broke India and its people”.
“It’s a story every Indian should know, and I feel honored to helm this project along with writer Rahul Pandita,” Onir said.
He also said the series will give the spotlight to the men who lost their lives and those who investigated the attacks.