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Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019

SAB to air Left Right Left in July

The teleserial is the latest offering by producers Tony and Deeya Singh and is based on six NDA entrants.

india Updated: Jun 15, 2006 15:58 IST
Kshama Rao (HT Style)
Kshama Rao (HT Style)

They have always believed in going against the tide. Right from their TV debut, about a decade ago, with their youth soap Banegi Apni Baat to their latest Jab Love Hua (incidentally both on Zee), producers Deeya and Tony Singh have always believed in sticking their necks out.

Whether it was Just Mohabbat (Sony) or a story about a nerdy secretary Jassi or even the latest exploration of the urban-rural divide in Jab Love Hua, the Singhs have not only managed to rise above kitchen politics but also rake in the TRPs.

The reason why we are giving them kudos: The couple is now ready with Left Right Left, a show that takes off on SAB next month about “six young people who join the National Defence Academy, some with specific goals while others for selfish reasons.

It’s about how by the end of it they are all reformed. The theme is patriotic though it’s not in your face,” says Deeya. She adds that you need not wear your patriotism on your sleeve.

You can respect the National Flag by saluting it and you can also “blow a kiss towards it. The patriotic spirit, I am sure, is there in every one of us. It’s just that how you show it varies.”                                                                                             

    What it’s about

Left Right Left is the story of Huda, Naina, Yudi, Alekh, Ali and Pooja who join the NDA with varied dreams and aspirations.

However, the academy will change their lives forever. They transform from being naive to responsible young men and women who are determined to fight against all odds.

It is set in the Kanchenjunga Military Academy.


The director says she definitely thinks her country is the best. “I always stand up when the National Anthem is being played in the cinemas.” Deeya says, “The one liner for the show came from the channel.                                            

The moment I heard it was set in a defence academy it was déjà vu for me because my father was from the Navy and I had always wanted to do something on the Armed Forces.

Left Right Left will be my tribute to him and the forces.” Left Right Left is the title “because very often it’s about the various lefts and rights in our lives, the twists and turns that take place.

It’s also about the attitude you have — there are always people on the left side of some thing and some on the right side.”

Deeya says it bothers her that “Good, educated people from an urban set up still do not choose the defence services as a career option. I think one needs to restore faith in the uniform.”

Hearing Deeya speak we feel Left Right Left is going to be the small screen equivalent of Rang De Basanti.

“Let’s compare TV to TV. I don’t think today’s generation has seen Fauji which was about the men in uniform. Left Right Left will be the Fauji  for them.”