Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming original series, Paatal Lok is all set to release on May 15, 2020. Sudip Sharma, the creator of the show who has written critically-acclaimed films like NH10 and Udta Punjab, has some inside details about why they chose North India as the location to shoot at.
Sudip Sharma shares, “One of the main reasons why the story is set up in Delhi, Punjab and Chitrakoot is because I am very familiar with these places. I spent a lot of my time in Delhi and Punjab, Bundelkhand and UP, for the research I did for my previous work. Another reason to set up the plot in Delhi was because it’s the apex of the Indian political scene and where the power lies. Also, most media channels operate out of Delhi.”
Sudip Sharma further adds, “Another reason to consider Delhi was because of its location: it has the feel of a frontier town bordering to certain parts of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan. These were aspects that we considered mainly because of what it is surrounded by and the representation in terms of power and national setting. Additionally, we wanted to keep this show as authentic as possible; it demanded us to go to locations such as Chitrakoot and Punjab for the landscape.” In all, the show has been shot at 110 locations, to keep it as authentic as possible and closer to reality.
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