Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Channel [v] launches the first ever reality show on teen crime ‘Gumrah’

It began as a backyard game with friends gunning and chasing each other but no one had ever imagined that life would turn this into reality! In an endeavor to comprehend the psyche of teenagers and understand the stress and pressures of modern life on them, Channel [v], the leading youth entertainment channel, brings to you “Gumrah – End of innocence”, a shocking tale of some of the most heinous crimes committed around the country by the innocent driven to a moment of insanity.

Based on the teenage crime and showcases the real juvenile crime incidents, Gumrah: End of the Innocence on Channel V is a social series to investigate the crimes committed by youngsters. It tries to capture the real side of teenagers today.. The Show tries to know the views of people also during the investigation. Psychologists and other known people are asked to give their views on the crime committed by youngsters. 

‘Gumrah’ is a one hour show that depicts crimes committed by youngsters and the larger issue or factors that lead to such impulsive actions. With a gripping narration and plot of shocking crimes like murder, robbery, drug and sexual abuse, each episode will be reenacted and recreated with tales of people closely associated with the accused including their family and friends. Each exclusive episode features experts and psychologists providing an in-depth analysis of what could have possibly been the reason behind these actions and how it shaped the minds of these young criminals. The show is divided into 13 invigorating episodes and will be hosted by young and dynamic Karan Kundra, of “Kitani Mohabbat Hain” fame.

Produced by Balaji Telefilms, Gumrah -End of Innocence was launched on March 11, 2012 that unravels the darker side of innocence on every Sunday at 7 pm.
Announcing the launch of the show, Prem Kamath, Executive VP & GM, said “Whilst teen crime is a rare discussion in general media or our living rooms, it often consumes youth that have an extremely bright future. Considering this, it is important to understand what factors actually lead to the occurrence of such crime. In the show, we have analyzed 13 such cases and with the help of experts and psychologists tried to explain the possible reasons behind such gruesome actions. With the explosion of media and western values, youngsters today face various pressures that have an immense influence on their actions at large. Gumrah aims at uncovering these circumstances and sensitize the youth from falling in harms way.”

‘Gumrah’ is co-produced by ALT Entertainment, a division of the umbrella brand Balaji Telefilms, and Lost Boy productions. This is the first television show produced by ALT Entertainment, which has to its fame noteworthy movies which include Love Sex Aur Dhoka, Ragini MMS, Shor in the city and the most acclaimed movie of year 2011 – ‘The Dirty Picture’.

Ekta Kapoor, Joint Managing Director, Balaji Telefilms, said “Gumrah is the first teen crime show on television that is based on real time incidents and has on board experts who explain the psyche of children and the possible reasons behind such gruesome actions. The concept of the show is very captivating and informative. When Channel [v] approached us with the show we instantly agreed as the show will definitely have a huge connect with the audience. It is the first television show produced by ALT entertainment”

The first episode of Gumrah: End of the Innocence was based on the infamous MMS scandal 2002 of Arpit and Anjali. Anjali Dobriyal was a 16-year old school going girl. She was the topper girl in her school while her mother was an employee in a Bank. Arpit was also a school going boy and Tennis Champion. He makes an MMS of Anjali and sends to his friends. The scandal blew worldwide. People watched it on web also. To know the reality of Anjali-Arpit MMS scandal 2002, Gumrah: End of the Innocence Show gives a glimpse of friendship of Anajli and Arpit.

Their friendship begins due to Anuj and Priya – their classmate. Anuj challenges Arpit that he can’t touch her. To prove himself, he makes an MMS video and shows to his friends. Knowing about it, Anjali gets angered and slaps him. The slap creates an ego inside Arpit. Finally, he distributes the video to all.

To make some money, Ravindra Malik, a student of Engineering uploads the video to the WWW. The scandal became international now. Cops arrest Arpit and Ravindra. Arpit is sent to the jail. Ravindra is restricted from the college.

Anjali wanted to be an IFS officer. Arpit wanted to be Tennis Champion for his country. Ravindra had a bright future in Engineering. But now, Anjali is a mother of two kids in just 25. Arpit changes his name and leaves the city. He works as a call centre executive. No one knows about Ravindra.

A small mistake destroys the life of Anjali, Arpit and Ravindra. Anjali’s sister – Aditi also faced huge ignorance. Her mother left her job. Channel V tries to explore the mistakes and crimes committed by youngsters through Gumrah: End of the Innocence.

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