History TV18, FYI TV18 unveil local series ‘Ride to Conquer’
MUMBAI: AETN18-owned HistoryTV18 and FYI TV18 will air ‘Ride to Conquer’, a four-part series produced by 24 Frames Films, that features four celebrities (Hindi Rock icon Palash Sen, Chef Kunal Kapur, Celebrity fashion designer, Kanika Goyal & wildlife photographer Sudhir Shivaram), on four journeys, riding across India, through differing terrains and landscapes in search of new and inspiring experiences. It will air Saturday at pm on HistoryTV18 and Sunday, at 8 pm on FYI TV18.
‘Ride to Conquer’ is about meeting new people, rediscovering rich traditions, savouring local flavours and exploring off-beat spaces. Each celebrity, an artist is his or her own right, seeks inspiration to create something fresh, something original. Unlike other travel shows, Ride to Conquer is about conquering the unfamiliar, stepping out of comfort zones and challenging the conventional, on a very short deadline! It affords viewers a never before inside look, at how inspiration finds its way into creation. It introduces audiences to the creative process, leading to the next great original.
AETN 18 president content, communication Arun Thapar said, “We are proud to present the limited series on our flagship factual entertainment channel HistoryTV18 and India’s No1 Lifestyle Channel FYI TV18. We continue to raise the bar with differentiated and innovative original content, breaking new ground and delivering immersive experiences for our discerning audience.”
Hindi rock star Palash Sen rides into the interiors of Punjab and gets energised by the incredible talent of Sufi singer Shaukat Ali. His meeting with instrument maker and musician Pritam Singh adds another dimension to the trip. Later he hooks up with local folk star Nazar Pandher and his son Saleem Khan to create a rocking new original song exclusively for the show.
Chef Kunal Kapur rides into Jodhpur and beyond, into the Rajasthan countryside to explore rural cooking techniques and flavours. He tastes traditional Rajasthani dishes that never make it to restaurant menus and learns how vegetables are grown in the arid desert. All, to create an unforgettable meal, with his own fine touch.
Fashion designer, Kanika Goyal drives through Karnataka, making her way to Coorg. On the journey, she takes in the verdant landscape, experiences a coffee estate, breaks bread with a Kodava family and attends a local wedding. All the time seeking inspiration for a brand new design. Back in her Delhi studio, her inspiration finds expression into a fabulous new garment that will star in her fall-winter collection.
And wildlife photographer Sudhir Shivaram heads into the wilderness of Valparai, teaming up with another photographer and a PhD student, who is studying the enigmatic Lion Tailed Macaque. Their quest – the perfect shot of the elusive Macaques, against the backdrop of the breath–taking the Western Ghats.
Producer Arjun Pandey who is 24 Frames director said, “As always it’s a great pleasure working with the team at History TV18 and Arun Thapar, President Content and Communications. We get to work on challenging projects and push the boundaries of storytelling. For me the idea is to inspire people to explore India, its beauty and diversity.”
Creative Head Chandramouli Basu said, “Unlike most shows that get repetitive because of a predictable format, Ride to Conquer takes viewers into a different creative world each time, in a different place. It was very exciting to create a show with a distinctive style, where each episode gives viewers a different unmissable experience.”
Director Radhika Chandrashekar said, “The team experience on the road, mirrored that of our anchors. We too experienced different areas of our country through different lenses – music, food, fashion and wildlife. Hope that magic comes through in the episodes.”