Mumbai : Colors, the Hindi general entertainment channel from Viacom18, is launching ‘Code-Red’, a show that aims to depict the inner conflict a human being goes through when faced with a crisis of conscience.
Code-Red will be a platform where issues that are swept under the carpet are discussed openly in order to find solutions for them. It will be focusing on three main aspects of human frailties – Suicide, Violence against Women & Children and Entrapment.
Code Red will premiere on January 19 and will air every Monday to Saturday at 10.30 pm, occupying the time slot when Uttaran used to air. The channel, on Saturday, will occupy the slot that lay vacant since Kapil Sharma’s Comedy Nights with Kapil turned weekly. The comedy reality will now air only on Sunday at 10 pm.
Each week, six episodes featuring stories based on various human frailties, will be presented through three prominent themes under the brand umbrella of ‘Code Red’, Umeed – focusing on stories of people who are on the verge of ending their lives; Awaaz – focusing on violence against women and children and Chakravyuh – focusing on various forms of entrapment – physical and psychological. Each theme will be brought to life by a different production house and the stories will be presented by Sakshi Tanwar who will embody the inner voice and be the voice of reason.
Actors Manish Chaudhari, in the role of an NGO representative, and Yash Sinha, as a crime reporter, will take viewers through various instances where circumstances and conditions pushed a person to the wall. Code Red will attempt, not only to showcase these stories but to make people believe that there is hope, only if they choose to break the silence.
Raj Nayak, CEO, Colors says, “With Code Red, we are urging people to break their silence on issues that are disturbing them and the people around them. It’s not just a show but a movement to get people to believe that hope can be found, even in the darkest of times, if only one reaches out and breaks the silence.”
Manisha Sharma, programming head, Colors adds, “As human beings we all face dilemmas in life while choosing between right and wrong. Code Red is a show that explores these dilemmas and gives voice to the conscience of the people facing them. It’s a journey through their mind and their decisions and how their choices affect their lives. I hope our audiences find the show and these stories riveting.”
Colors has roped in FremantleMedia India to produced the theme Umeed, while Awaaz will be Produced by Sun Shine Rise Productions and Chakravyuh will be Co-produced by Optimystix India and Shlok Entertainment LLP.