Mumbai: Last December, discovery+ announced it was foraying into the world of exclusive Indian originals. Now, as the nation gears up to celebrate its 72nd Republic Day, discovery+, India’s first and leading aggregated real-life entertainment and learning app, is now all set to launch the most anticipated show titled, Mission Frontline on January 21, 2021. Featuring multi-award-winning actor and producer Rana Daggubati, ‘Mission Frontline’ highlights the life of the Border Security Force, our frontline heroes, fighting at the border to keep the country safe.
In the special episode, Rana Daggubati will experience first-hand, the difficult life of a BSF Jawan and live with the border men at the Murar Post, Jaisalmer. The Jaisalmer base camp has one of the richest histories as it is home to rich martial traditions and a witness to numerous battles. Providing an intimate glimpse into the lives of border men who put themselves at risk every day, this special documentary is bound to evoke a deep sense of appreciation for these unsung heroes.
The audience will get to see Rana in a never-seen-before avatar, performing tasks just like a Jawan, including physical training routines like learning to salute; running drill with weapons and backpack; fireman’s lift and hurdle jump. Taking the training and preparations a notch higher, Rana Daggubati will also be trained to use weapons, firing live rounds, patrolling on Camel, taking part in a simulated mission to track down and neutralize infiltrators, and traveling on sand scooters among many other grueling tasks.
Talking about his experience, Rana Daggubati said, “India’s Border Security Force – or the country’s first line of defense has no holidays, no breaks, and no breathers. If it isn’t for those brave-hearts always on their toes, our nation stands at risk. I feel grateful to have been able to meet them, live with them, and train with them. As a civilian and countryman, this experience gave me perspective on what goes into guarding our frontiers, 24/7. These Jawans are our lifeline, our guarantee to sovereignty, and they’re the true heroes,” Rana added, “Going by what I experienced in Jaisalmer, Mission Frontline is a tribute to those Jawans’ grit and spirit, with the intention to drive home some inspiration and gratitude for our defense forces, whose service we often take for granted.”
Issac John, Direct-to-Consumer Head, APAC – Discovery, said, “discovery+ is committed to providing its passionate audiences a revelatory and unique point of view with every story we tell. Mission Frontline will give our viewers unprecedented access into the lives of our Jawans at the border. With exclusive access to the Indo-Pak border, discovery+ gives the viewers a chance to know more about the lives of Jawans and the extreme training they go through. We are delighted to have Rana Daggubati as a part of the show, taking the story of the country’s border men to the people across the nation.”