Thrilling Poacher Web Series Trailer Exposes Illegal Ivory Smuggling

Actress Alia Bhatt is now coming up with a web series ‘Poacher’ as an executive producer, which has been appreciated at the Sundance International Film Festival in 2023.

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Thrilling Poacher Web Series Trailer Exposes Illegal Ivory Smuggling

Actress Alia Bhatt is now coming up with a web series ‘Poacher’ as an executive producer, which has been appreciated at the Sundance International Film Festival in 2023. The web series ‘Poacher’ is to be streamed on 'Amazon Prime' from February 23. An engrossing investigative crime series that uncovers the largest ivory poaching ring in Indian history. The eight-episode series stars talented actors like Nimisha Sajayan, Roshan Mathew, and Dibyendu Bhattacharya in lead roles. Poacher was produced by Oscar the winner is produced by production company QC Entertainment. It is written and directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Richie Mehta. Its trailer was launched at the five-star hotel Grand Hyatt in Mumbai.

The trailer shows a glimpse of the series

The trailer provides a glimpse into the heart-wrenching reality of the brutal and ongoing killing of elephants for smuggling of elephant tusks. It follows a diverse group of wildlife protectors including forest crime fighters, police personnel, and good philanthropists in their relentless quest to expose the largest ivory poaching gang in Indian history. But will the helpless elephants, the silent victims of these criminal acts, get the justice they truly deserve? This question resonates deeply at the core of this thought-provoking crime series. Based on true events, Poacher skillfully highlights the consequences of human actions driven by personal gain and greed and draws attention to the potential risks they pose and endanger these species. But Alia Bhatt was not seen in the Trailer.

Poacher trailer Manish Menghani Alia Bhatt Richie Mehta Roshan Mathews and Dibyendu Bhattacharya

Manish Menghani on the series

Manish Menghani, Director and content Licensing Officer, of Prime Video India, says – “As a global entertainment destination, at Prime Video, we have the incredible privilege of bringing the best of Indian stories to consumers not just within the country but around the world. . Poacher is a special story that will not only keep the audience engaged but will also make them think and start a dialogue on the important topic of wildlife crime. We are excited to be working with some of the most respected and trusted names in the entertainment industry to bring this story to a global audience. Poacher brings together this dream team of Richie Mehta, one of the most talented directors of our times, content powerhouse – QC Entertainment, and Alia Bhatt who has come on board as an executive producer. This is truly a special story, and we can’t wait to see audiences enjoy this exciting and thought-provoking tale this February.”

Richie Mehta's Series Unravels India's Largest Ivory Poaching Ring

Writer, creator, and director of the web series

Richie Mehta, writer, creator, and director of the web series, says, “Every story has a hero and when you meet people who don't wear capes like superheroes, yet are fighting against crime and injustice, So you become inspired to tell their story to the world. 'Poacher' is dedicated to wildlife crime fighters - dedicated forest service officers, enthusiastic members of wildlife conservation and protection organizations, animal lovers - people who risk their lives to prevent animal species from being endangered due to the personal greed of poachers. Are being put at risk. I am sure that this series of ours will be an eye-opener in many ways. How interdependent and complex is the relationship between humans and other species, and how any negative action can result in environmental imbalance, which can have serious consequences. The series received an extremely encouraging and heart-warming response from audiences at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival and I'm thrilled that now, with Prime Video, we are taking the series to audiences in nearly 240 countries and territories around the world. "

Alia Bhatt coming as an Executive Producer

Alia Bhatt coming as an Executive Producer

Executive producer Alia Bhatt said, “It is a matter of pride for me and our entire team of Eternal to be a part of this series. Poacher is a clarion call to address the serious and heartbreaking issue of animal poaching and illegal wildlife trade. I hope Richie's powerful story will inspire everyone to emphasize the urgent need for wildlife conservation and encourage us to embrace co-existence with all living beings. I am thrilled to have partners like QC Entertainment and Prime Video to bring this story to the world.”

Actress Nimisha Sajayan, who plays the role of a determined forest department officer Mala Jogi in the series, said, “Being a part of Poacher was a transformative experience for me. My character is very complex and has a lot of nuances in it. She is a strong-willed forest officer with a love and deep empathy for wildlife.”

Richie Mehta on Poacher,  starring Nimisha Sajayan, Roshan Mathew

Actor Roshan Mathew, who plays Alan Joseph, an NGO worker in the series, said: “She is driven to bring poachers to justice, and goes beyond the call of duty to unearth the deep and wide network of ivory smuggling. The series will force viewers to consider the irreversible impact of humans' actions on animals and the environment. This is a story that deserves to be told, and I'm grateful to be part of a candid project that highlights such an important issue. I am glad to be a part of Poacher, which sensitively addresses the serious issue of hunting animals for personal gain. “This series explores the world of crime, corruption, and cover-ups related to ivory poaching, which was exciting creatively and conceptually.”

He further adds, “As someone sympathetic to this cause, I feel fortunate to play a character that is dedicated to nature.

He cares deeply for it and works for its conservation. Ritchie's excellent direction and authenticity of the story make this series an exciting read for anyone who enjoys crime dramas."

Dibyendu Bhattacharya

Actor Dibyendu Bhattacharya, who plays the role of Neil Banerjee, field director of the Kerala Forest Department, said, “During my acting career, I have done many projects, played different roles, and loved each one, but my favorite for Poacher Has a special place in the repertoire and heart. From the moment I read the script, it captivated me and made me want to be a part of the story. This story shocks your conscience and makes you experience many emotions like anger, rage, sadness, helplessness, and hope. It is important to tell such stories to leave a deep impact on the society. It is about valuing and respecting life in all its forms. And I'm excited to see the audience's reaction."

Poacher is executive produced by QC Entertainment's Edward H. Ham Jr.Raymond Mansfield and Shawn McKittrick, along with Suitable Pictures, Poor Man's Productions, and Eternal Sunshine Productions. Alan McAlex (Suitable Boy) served as a producer for Suitable Pictures. Also included are director of photography Johan Aidt, composer Andrew Lockington, and Editor Beverley Mills from Delhi Crime.

-Shantiswarup Tripathi

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