Savdhaan India – India Fights Back (English: Attention India! – India Fights Back) is an Indian Hindi-language crime show aired by Star Bharat. The series is hosted by Ashutosh Rana, Tisca Chopra, Sushant Singh, Gaurav Chopra, Mohnish Behl, Pooja Gaur, Saurabh Raj Jain, Shivani Tomar, Pratyusha Banerjee, Hiten Tejwani, Divya Dutta and Siddharth Shukla. It focuses on real-life crime incidents in India and the story of struggle of the victims in order to get justice for their sufferings.
|Also known as||Savdhan India – Darr Kar Nahi Datt Kar |
|Created by||Ajit Thakur |
|Written by||Rajesh Beri |
|Directed by||Ajay Veermal|
|Creative director(s)||Prince Duggal |
Saurabh Raj Jain
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||2,942|
|Cinematography||Indranil Singha, Naren Gedia, Shakil B. Khan, Sanjeev Mohapatra|
|Running time||50 minutes|
|Original network||Life OK (2012–17)|
Star Bharat (2017-present)
|Original release||23 April 2012 –|
Initially the series aired as Crime Alert on Life OK. A rebooted version of the series called Savdhaan India – India Fights Back began broadcast on Life OK on 23 July 2012. Versions of the program (focusing on a particular Indian state/city) have also aired as Savdhaan India – Maharashtra Fights Back, hosted by Shreyas Talpade, Savdhaan India – Mumbai Fights Back, hosted by Atul Kulkarni Savdhaan India – Punjab Fights Back and Savdhaan India – U.P Fights Back. The show continue to air on Replacement Channel of Life OK which is STAR Bharat from 28 August.
The show is one of the longest-running Indian television series based on episode count.
|Season||Episodes||Season Premiere||Season Ending||Channel||Host(s)||Ref|
- India fights back
|2354||23 April 2012||27 August 2017||Life OK||Sushant Singh, Sakshi Tanwar,
Mohnish Behl, Pooja Gor,
Gaurav Chopra, Hiten Tejwani,
Siddharth Shukla, Divya Dutta
- Darr Kar Nahin
|193||28 August 2017||23 March 2018||Star Bharat||Sushant Singh|
- Waqt Ke Saath Apraadhi Hua upgrade,
Aap Bhi ho Jaayiye up to date
|360 (as of 7 September 2019)||18 July 2018||Present||Star Bharat||Sushant Singh|
The show has landed in controversy on numerous occasions where it has been seen as a bad influence by its sensational portrayal of crime. In February 2018 in Delhi, a man residing in New Friends Colony was accused of rape by his 11-year-old daughter. The 11-year-old girl later admitted in court, said that she complained against her father after watching Savdhaan India and that she "exaggerated things" before her mother and the police. She said that the show gave her the impression that her father's innocent kisses were something ‘wrong’. Her father was acquitted by the court.
- Each story had a different star cast. Sometimes the actors/actresses who had appeared in some episodes of the series reappeared in other episodes of the series.
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- "Akhlaque Khan & Pooja Sharma in Savdhaan India!". The Times of India. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
Life OK's 'Savdhaan India-India Fights Back', never fails to impress the viewers with its gripping real life crime based stories.
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- Inspired by TV show ‘Savdhaan India’, 11-year-old girl files rape case against her father
- Bad influence? Girl charged father with rape after watching Savdhaan India, court acquits dad