Ketan Mehta to relaunch the popular 90s superhero show ‘Captain Vyom’
National: Nothing beats nostalgia! It’s time to relive the fabulous 90s with India’s most iconic and 1st ever science fiction television series on superhero “Captain Vyom”. The space adventure; the saga of the superhero and his inter galactic super villains starring the heartthrob and India’s first ever supermodel Milind Soman. Directed by internationally acclaimed film director, Ketan Mehta and produced by Deepa Sahi, is set to be resurrected and revived by Cosmos Maya. The classic from the turn of the century is set to break the internet on 23nd, June, Thursday 2016.
Directed by National Award winning director Ketan Mehta, Captain Vyom is the first Indian live-action superhero science fiction (sci-fi) television series, which was aired on DD National at the end of the century. The TV series pioneered the art of computer animation and visual effects in India. In this show, Captain Vyom takes you to the future – 2123, where humans conquer the entire solar system.
Speaking about the relaunch, internationally acclaimed Producer, Director Ketan Mehta, who had directed the show said “It has been almost 20 years since this landmark show, was first aired. The show went on to achieve a cult following amongst its viewers, who were then introduced to a show that was much ahead of its time, and in an era when science-fiction and superheroes were unheard concepts not just on television, but also in films”.
On the relevance to audiences today, he further added “While we are sure that many who have grown watching the show would enjoy revisiting it, many others from the newer generation would also take pride in its engaging and fascinating storytelling and special effects”.
Captain Vyom had captured the imagination of every child in the country who aspired to take off into a space voyage to the future. The story of the series is about Captain Vyom, played by Milind Soman. He is a space warrior, who is assigned the job of arresting 12 deadly criminals who escape the high security prison in the ‘IO’. IO is located on the eighth moon of the planet Jupiter which gets dissembled after a meteor strike and its security system disables.
Caption Vyom, the son of scientist Dr. Om Swaroop receives superpowers by training Yoga. He is the only one on the universe who is capable of catching the fugitives. The series also has industry legends like Vishwapramukh (Tom Alter) who provides the captain with the best team of exceptionally-powered soldiers to fight the criminals. Captain Vyom’s indestructible team includes – Commander Pablo, Lieutenant Maya (Kartika Rane), Captain Blaze (Sanjay Singh), Dr. Zen (Divya Palat), Fuller, Syd-E – the Android (Shehzaad Saeed), and Surya (Jeto Sanjana). Captain Vyom along with his team leaves for his mission on a spaceship named Ulka. The highlight of the series was the galaxy of stars who played the super villains like the ravishing Madhu Sapre, the versatile Rahul Bose, the dashing Dino Morea and the talented Ravi Khore amongst others.
After a span of 2 decades, this show will once again give a glimpse of the golden era of Indian television and take everyone from the 90’s down memory lane. The restored and revamped TV series with amazing visual effects and action sequences is ready to mesmerize our audiences on our digital platform. Stay tuned to our YouTube channel to catch your Made in India superhero Captain Vyom enthral us with his action packed and adventurous episodes.