National Geographic Channel celebrates the rollercoaster decade with 2 Specials
It was the riveting ‘90s, when India has its highs and lows. It was a decade of transformation filled with tragedy, emotion and drama. Fasten your seat-belts as National Geographic Channel takes you on a roller-coaster ride of what was India’s very own ‘blockbuster decade’. The ‘90s in India had its own heroes and its own villains, sinister plots, some divine interventions and finally a highly indigenous climax. All of which has changed the face of the world’s largest democracy forever.
‘The 90s: India Rediscovered’ premieres on June 12, 2015 at 10pm and ‘The 90s: The Great Indian Dream’ premieres on June 19, 2015 at 10pm on National Geographic Channel.
• Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination
• The Mandal commission and its after-effects
• The spread of fear of underworld in the financial capital of India and Bollywood
• The rise of Sachin Tendulkar
• Harshad Mehta’s dubious scheme that crashed stock market
• India’s first international beauty icons
• Outrage in Ayodhya, demolition of Babri Masjid
The 2-part special dives deep to unfold the backdrop of a brand new liberalized economy and gives a different perspective of the ‘90s where evolution and revolution went hand-in-hand, where the fate of the nation could change in the blink of an eye. The episode also looks back at the drama of this nail biting decade with commentary by some eminent personalities like P. Chidambaram, Rajdeep Sardesai, Prahlad Kakkar, Dia Mirza, Raveena Tandon, Ram Gopal Varma, Nandita Das, Gaurav Kapoor, Uday Shankar and Shekhar Suman.
Commenting on the show, Swati Mohan, Business Head, NGC Networks and FOX International Channels said, “The 90s were perhaps the most dynamic years that shaped India’s progress and have a huge role to play in our present too. Nat Geo has always stood for landmark content that gives viewers perspective about events that changed the world. Taking the same direction, we are excited to premiere two special documentaries, both Indian productions, which look back into a decade that never saw a dull moment.”
From the horrific militancy in Kashmir to an assassination that left a nation dumbstruck, from the destruction of a centuries old place of worship to the nation-wide violence that followed, from Sachin Tendulkar’s multiple centuries on the cricket pitch to Harshad Mehta’s dubious scheme that left the stock market reeling and from the crowns that adorned the heads of India’s first international beauty icons to the series of bombs that ravaged their hometown…Catch the decade of ‘90s packaged into an explosive 2-part series only on National Geographic Channel.