Sony LIV has announced an adaptation of the renowned detective fiction mystery novel “The Sittaford Mystery”, written by legendary British novelist and queen of the detective genre, Agatha Christie. Noble Charlie Chopra and the Solang Valley MysteryThe original is directed by Bhardwaj’s house banner: Vishal Bhardwaj Pictures in conjunction with Priti Shahani’s Tusk Tale Films in association with Agatha Christie Limited.
Vishal Bhardwaj will make his digital debut with the adaptation of Agatha Christie’s ‘The Sittaford Mystery’
Set in the snow-capped mountains of Himachal Pradesh, the series will follow the journey of Charlie Chopra and his quest to uncover a deep mystery. Apart from donning the director and co-producer hats, Vishal Bhardwaj also serves as a co-writer for the show, along with Anjum Rajabali and Jyotsna Hariharan. The series boasts an impressive cast including Wamiqa Gabbi, Priyanshu Painyuli, Naseeruddin Shah, Neena Gupta, Ratna Pathak Shah, Gulshan Grover, Lara Dutta, Chandan Roy Sanyal, and Paoli Dam among others.
Saugata Mukherjee, Chief Content Officer at Sony LIV, said: “Crime fiction has been a favorite with our audience and what could be better than an Agatha Christie novel. We are delighted to bring back one of her classics, ‘The Sittaford Mystery’. , adapted quite deftly for an Indian setting by none other than Vishal Bhardwaj. We are delighted to have Vishal on board, as his wit in adapting literary classics remains unrivaled.”
Vishal Bhardwaj, Director and Producer at Vishal Bhardwaj Films, added: “I grew up devouring all of Agatha Christie’s mysterious tales. Her plots, characters and settings remain unparalleled in the genre and continue to thrill storytellers even today. She has been a It’s an incredible journey to collaborate with James Prichard, Agatha Christie’s great-grandson, who has always brought unique perspectives to our team. Sony LIV and Priti Shahani have been the perfect partners in adapting this exciting and mysterious world.”
Priti Shahani, Founder of Tusk Tale Films Private Limited, said: “Working with Vishal Bhardwaj as director of Sony LIV’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s ‘The Sittaford Mystery’ is truly an exciting journey. His ability to attract the right mix of talent and her art of bringing uniqueness and color to each character makes her stories truly captivating. This adaptation will be a beautiful representation of Agatha Christie’s original work.”
James Prichard, Chief Executive Officer of Agatha Christie Limited, added: “My great-grandmother has many fans in India and I’m very excited that they enjoy this adaptation by Vishal Bhardwaj that takes the story of The Sittaford Mystery and reimagines it in the India”.
James Prichard, Basi Akpabio and Leo Dezoysa will executive produce the show on behalf of Agatha Christie Limited.
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