Cosmos-Maya’s ‘Inspector Chingum’ makes its TV debut on Hungama TV
MUMBAI: Summer has come early for millions of kids in India. Cosmos-Maya has launched ‘Inspector Chingum’, an eponymous spin-off of the popular ‘Motu Patlu’ franchise on TV. The series has gone on-air on Disney’s Hungama TV 29th April onwards.
The show had a digital-first launch on Amazon Prime Video last summer. This 52 episode series will have a 22-minute run time for each episode.
‘Inspector Chingum’ is one of the characters from Cosmos-Maya’s Motu Patlu and has been featured in more than 400 episodes of the series. Chingum, inspired by Superstar Rajinikanth, has a heart of gold, helps everyone in need and carries out his duties with immense diligence. His misadventures make the character both comical and action-oriented.
Each episode of the series will feature funky rap songs by Baba Sehgal, one of the pioneers of Indian rap. Cosmos-Maya has also acquired from T-series, the rights to some of Bollywood’s popular dance numbers like ‘Lungi Dance’ and ‘Hudd Hudd Dabangg’.
Speaking on the development, Cosmos Maya CEO Anish Mehta said, “The show boasts of a never seen before animation style. We have pushed the envelope of 3D animation quality with Inspector Chingum. Kids in the 200 million odd TV households are in for a real treat this summer.”
Cosmos-Maya Chief Creative Officer and creator of the show Suhas Kadav added, “Inspector Chingum has a very lovable persona and is one of the most popular characters on Motu Patlu. He exudes charm, is comical and goes about fighting crime. These are just some of things that make his character very aspirational and endearing.”