A close Encounter with Manoj Bajpayee
The thinking man's actor will soon be seen as the host of a new crime-based TV show called Encounter. As Manoj takes his stint with crime from the silver screen to TV, we explore other encounter-based stories on celluloid.tv Updated: Apr 11, 2014 18:15 IST
Many a gangster has risen from the streets of Mumbai to dazzling heights of the underworld, drunk on money, power and brutality. Inspired by such true incidents, the new TV show will showcase some the dangerous encounters between the cops and gangsters.
Manoj, however, is not new to television having worked in TV serials like Kurukshetra, Swabhimaan and Badalte Rishte in the past.
Even as Manoj takes his stint with crime from the silver screen (Satya, Gangs of Wasseypur) to the small screen, we explore the success of encounter-based stories on celluloid.
Shootout at Wadala
The 2013 crime thriller is based on the book Dongri to Dubai, penned by Mumbai journalist S. Hussain Zaidi. The film reveals the first-ever registered encounter by Mumbai Police where gangster Manya Surve was shot dead. The incident is said to have taken place in Wadala, Mumbai on January 11, 1982.