Sameer Nair Says, “We’re Not Attempting To Imitate Or Outdo Anyone”

Maker of Tanaav claims that despite the success of its inspiration, Fauda, the program still holds up and had a wider audience in mind.

Producer Sameer Nair has recently been questioned frequently about why he decided to film Tanaav while its inspiration, the well-known Israeli series Fauda, is streamable in India. His motivation was straightforward: He wished to introduce a significant tale to a larger audience. “What about those who have seen Fauda? is a common question that people ask us. If you don’t want to, don’t watch Tanaav, I tell them. You are not required to see it before making comparisons.”


That’s not why we created it, though. Only the higher class audience in India has viewed foreign programming. Reimagining enables us to reach a larger audience. The political thriller starring Manav Vij, Arbaaz Khan, Rajat Kapoor, and Ekta Kaul is supported by Nair’s Applause Entertainment. He says, “We aren’t aiming to replicate or be better.” Three years ago, Nair’s production company struck up a conversation with the Yes Studios, which had supported Fauda, to start the Tanaav adventure.

It was determined that Nair and his team would put up a presentation outlining their idea for how to translate the plot of Lior Riaz and Avi Issacharoff into an Indian context. The fight between the state-run Special Task Group (STG) and militants in Kashmir is the main subject of the SonyLIV offering, as opposed to the original examination of the Israel-Palestine conflict. The ability of formats to give a tale a fresh life and character is its brilliance, according to Sharon Levi, managing director of Yes Studios. She continues by saying that Fauda on Netflix India merely acts as a marketing tool for Tanaav, not as a rival.

Tanaav’s creators had to appropriately represent Kashmir’s tumultuous geopolitics in addition to telling a unique tale. Nair guarantees that they have used caution. “I spoke with the director, Sudhir Mishra, a lot about this. Nothing should cause you to feel insulted. We made the show with care and consideration,” he claims.

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