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Serial/Show Name: Amma
Channel: Zee TV
Production: Farfn P Zamma, Salt Media LLP
Star Cast: Urvashi Sharma as Amma (Zeenat), Aman Verma as Shekhran Shetty, Sharwar Ali as Parvez , Nawab Shah as Haider, Deepraj Rana as Kabeer Lal, Nasir Khan Walker as Abas Shaikh
Start Date / Launch Date: 25th June 2016
Telecast Timings: 10 30 PM
Telecast Days: Saturday-Sunday
Repeat Timings: to be updated soon
About Amma serial on Zee TV
“‘Ek Maa Jo Laakhon Ke Liye Bani Amma” is upcoming show on Zee TV based on the life of who was quite an influential personality in the Mumbai underworld.
Producer Farhn P Zamma of Salt Media LLP says, “It is a privilege to have my very first production venture reach global audiences through a leading broadcaster like Zee TV. ‘Ek Maa Jo Laakhon Ke Liye Bani Amma’ is the story of a woman’s resilience and gumption. It has some extremely powerful characters played by some of the finest actors in the industry. We have a strong technical crew working towards producing a show that is nothing short of a film. Let’s hope the audiences connect with our labor of love.”
The show is being shot at Ramoji Film City, Hyderbabad on a film camera in a film format to give the show the canvas and scale of a larger-than-life blockbuster. Not only are the actors of the show closely associated with films but even its technical crew and creative team have strong film backgrounds. The multi-layered sets that depict five distinct decades have been designed by art director Tariq Khan noted for his work in ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’.
The dialogue for the show is penned by Aloke Upadhya who has assisted the direction of Salman Khan films like Dabangg 2, Partner and Jai Ho. The talented Kingshuk Chakravrthi is credited with the show’s impactful music and background score.
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The 52 episodes finite series captures the journey of Zeenat, a mother of two, deserted by her husband during one of the darkest phases of Indian history – the Partition.
In the process, she gets into illegal activities and meets people like Haji Mastan , Dawood Ibrahim . The characters have been given fictional names but one will be seeing the characters of south Indian don Muniswami Mudaliar, Mastan and Dawood being portrayed onscreen.
Bollywood actress Urvashi Sharma will play the lead role of Zeenat aka Amma, the female don. for the very first time in a de-glam avatar, the actor has gone to great lengths to prepare for the role.
About Urvashi Sharma’s character Zeenat
At a time when women were preyed upon mercilessly on the grounds of the faith they belonged to, had no freedom to live or a sense of basic security, Zeenat had two options. 1 – To brace herself and endure. 2. To ignite and revolt. Clearly, she chose the latter option and emerged as a power to reckon with for decades to follow.. In standing up to the adversities strewn in her path and attaining a formidable stature in a world dominated by intimidating men, Zeenat is a role model for today’s women
The show also boasts of an ensemble star cast with stalwarts like Aman Verma (last seen in Bigg Boss 9) in a never-before-seen avatar of a South Indian don Shekhran Shetty, supermodel-turned-actor Shahwar Ali making his debut on a television soap as Parvez – an upright lawyer who helps Zeenat fight for her rights, film actor Nawab Shah who makes a comeback to television as Haider, a dreaded underworld don who believes in action rather than words. Noted for his hard-hitting performances, Deepraj Rana will be seen as Kabeer Lal, a shrewd and strategic, power-hungry don from the Middle East. The renowned Nasir Khan Walker makes a comeback as Abas Shaikh, Zeenat’s husband who deserts her in the course of partition. Also seen in the show are Sonali Singh, a Mumbai-based politician making her first appearance on a TV show as Haider’s wife Fatima and Jeetu Verma as a corrupt cop Inspector Prajapati whose atrocities ignite the spark of rebellion inside Zeenat.
Urvashi Sharma who as featured in ‘Naqaab’ with Akshaye Khanna and Bobby Deol and producer and actor Sachiin Joshi’s wife, will make her TV debut in ‘Amma’.
Talking about if the show is based on Jenabai or not producer Farhn P Zamma shared, “Being a producer, I can say that it’s going to be more of a fiction show. But then, her story had so many sides. We have sought inspiration, but then it could be the story of any other woman who’s trying to survive with her child.”
About Jenabai Daaruwala
Jenabai was a bootlegger and a police informer. She was like a sister to Haji Mastan, the noted gangster and smuggler during 1970s and 1980s, she had tied rakhi to former PM and had hobnobbed with a powerful Maratha Chief Minister. Her story from ‘rags to riches’ is no less than a blockbuster flick.
Born in the early 1920s, to a lower-class Muslim halai family, Zainab alias Jenabai was a resident of Dongri,Mumbai. Today, the area is primarily dominated by Muslims.
Until the mid-1990s, this place was known for all the wrong reasons – endless gangwars and bloodshed. But in early 1920s and 30s this place was amongst the hubs for independence movement. Jenabai was one of the active participant in the freedom movement. She did not go to school rather spent most her time participating in ‘dharnas’.
The girl was 14 when she got married and even after marriage she continued to participate in the freedom struggle. She was often beaten by her husband for protecting Hindus during the communal riots.
Even after Indo-Pak partition in 1947, she refused to leave Mumbai and her husband left her with 5 children. At that time, due to shortage of food grains in Mumbai, the government had initiated a ration system for the poor. The scarcity however, forced Muslims to buy smuggled grains.
To sustain herself and her kids, Jenabai started working as a broker for smuggled grain. The police raided her house several times, but never got evidence to convict her. Jenabhai was charged under MISA(Maintenance of Internal Security Act), however the charges could never be proved against her.
Ek Maa Jo Laakhon Ke Liye Bani Amma’ will premiere on 25th June at 10:30 PM and air every Saturday & Sunday, only on Zee TV.
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