Manoj Bajpayee, who is a narrator of Encounter, says the attempt is to tell stories in an interesting and gripping manner.
Manoj Bajpayee stated, “Every week, we will tell the story of a gangster, from his early days to the point that leads to the infamous encounter. The stories will be narrated in an interesting and gripping manner which will hook audiences of all ages.”
Manoj will present the series and will narrate each story from a neutral viewpoint, leaving the audiences to view them with their own perspective.
Encounter will depict how the Indian police have tackled crime over the last thirty to forty years. Excited about hosting it, Manoj says, “The show is about the famous lashes between gangsters and the police that took place in Mumbai. I’m the connecting link between the stories. The format is such that the anchor’s role is real and natural. We are not glorifying anyone.”
While Bollywood continues to present often-glamorised stories of underworld dons like Dawood Ibrahim and Chhota Shakeel, while television shows tend to project a more realistic view.
“The basis of a good society is in punishing crime as it is not good. The police were not wrong when they killed these criminals. History teaches us that the life of crime leads to lives lived under the shadow of death. Criminals are always scared. Their actions are mostly mechanisms of defense,” states Manoj Bajpayee in his media interaction.
Sony Entertainment Television is known for his crime-based shows like Crime Patrol, C.I.D. and Adaalat. Manoj Bajpayee, through his show Encounter, is trying to convey that crime does not pay, and when it does, it is often via death.