Epic Channel to air weekly series ‘Regiment Diaries’ from 16 Aug
MUMBAI: Infotainment channel Epic Channel will air a new weekly series ‘Regiment Diaries’, 16th August onwards, every Thursday at 10 pm. The upcoming original series will take viewers behind the heavily guarded gates of army regimental centres.
The regiment is a soldiers’ second family and each regiment has its own illustrious history and glorious traditions. The show provides insights into their training, lineage, legacy and all that goes into turning a civilian into a soldier.
Epic has worked closely with ADG-PI, the public information wing of the Indian Army and the individual regiment centres, doggedly pursuing the show through every procedure and permission, to make a deserving re-telling of our nation’s brave hearts.
Epic Channel content and programming head Akul Tripathi said, “We have it as our mission to celebrate every aspect of India and the celebration was always incomplete until we celebrated the Indian Army. In many ways, this show is special for us; it is also our personal mark of gratitude and pride for the army. Every person who has worked on the show has gone that extra mile for this particular series and had only this much to say for it – ‘ itna toh banta hai’.”
Episodes feature stories of various battles from India’s history, and the regiment’s contributions in it along with anecdotes of both battles, and the preparations that go into making men ready for battle. Each episode also explores the specific traditions and culture within each regiment and how they each add colour and character to the fabric of the Indian army.
The show will be flagged off with an episode on the Madras Engineers Group regiment, followed by episodes on other regiments including Rajputana Rifles, Sikh Regiment, Jat Regiment, Maratha Light Infantry amongst others.
On Independence Day, Epic will release a 4-min trailer of Regiment Diaries that embodies the soul of the show. This will be part of a specially curated day-long programming line-up that includes episodes from its popular shows, riveting documentaries on historic battles of independent India by Maj. Gen. G.D Bakshi and a revisiting of historic moments through a compilation of iconic speeches by Indian leaders, which changed the course of Indian politics and society, from their show ‘Bharat Ki Awaaz’.