With the multiple Emmy Award-winning drama Homeland winding to an in depth last month, there has been renewed interest in Nikkhil Advani’s POW — Bandi Yuddh Ke. it's going to be recalled that the 2016 offering was supported the favored Israeli series Hatufim, which, in turn, served because the source material for the Claire Danes-starrer. While the Purab Kohli and Satyadeep Mishra starrer enjoyed an extended run on Star Plus and its OTT counterpart Hotstar, it's been missing from the streaming giant's roster for the past three years.
Ask Advani about the show not being available on the web , and he says, "Its rights rest with the Israeli media house, Keshet Media Network. Hotstar had struck a affect them to adapt Hatufim in Hindi, but it had been restricted to just one round of airing. Now, Keshet has an India office too, so Hotstar or the other network that's curious about the show can purchase the rights from them."
While the series had a 110-episode run on television, Advani had specially made a 40-episode cut for OTT viewers. The director hopes that the political thriller is acquired by a streaming service, giving ardent fans of the genre a chance to rediscover the show. "I always envisioned it as a close-ended miniseries. I knew how the story would end once I started performing on it. Despite being a television program , it had the tonality of an internet series. Had it released now on a streaming service, the audience's response would are different."