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Brats and crime

tv Updated: Jan 02, 2011 14:26 IST
Rachana Dubey
Rachana Dubey
Hindustan Times
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A year after introducing Powder, a crime-based fiction show as a weekly, Sony Entertainment and Yash Raj films, as per their tie-up, will be introducing their second bunch of shows starting this month. The first of the shows is called Khote Sikkey and revolves around the story of a bunch of rich brats who commit crimes for adrenaline rush but are eventually corrected by a cop.

A bunch of newcomers have been cast to play a gang of privileged youngsters whom the cops find it tough to deal with. Damodar Deshmukh is the only cop who successfully handles the young criminals and, at one point in the story, even gets them to help him solve another case.

The time slot and the day are yet to be frozen, but the show is expected to arrive towards the last leg of the month. It’s the second show that YRF has produced, which belongs to the thriller and crime genre. Their last show Powder dealt with the friendship between a cop and a narcotics official gone wrong.

Isn’t the channel apprehensive? “No,” says Sony Entertainment’s programming head, Ajay Bhalwankar, “Thrillers and crime based shows have been the channel’s forte. I agree Powder didn’t fetch the numbers but as far as quality is concerned, it was far superior to a lot of content that’s still around. Everyone who followed Powder had loved it. So, there’s no room for any apprehension around Khote Sikkey either.”

It’s learnt that the show will be a once a week again, like Powder, and hence, might end up repeating history. “We’ll give it the best possible slot. If the content is powerful, the slot doesn’t slaughter the show’s prospects. And I’ve seen the content that has come to the table, it’s excellent,” asserts Bhalwankar. “I think it will be lapped up. And I’m sure, if all goes well, it will deliver good numbers too.”