The EPIC Channel, set to go on air by the end of the year, will have content that is a mix of narrative fiction and non-fiction shows, period films, action, drama, comedy, and thrills set against the backdrop of Indian history and mythology.
One of the shows, Dariba Diaries is set in 19th century Delhi, at a time when technology and science are still in their infancy and modern tools of investigation haven’t yet been invented.
The channel released the first look of Dariba Diaries on the digital platform.
What the show is about:
While ostensibly Bahadur Shah Zafar II reigns, the British might and influence increases each day, and with it, a spate of crimes. As crime multiplies, the police grapples to keep up with the mounting unsolved cases. Under these circumstances, when the Kotwal finds himself in the midst of a felonious mystery, he seeks the help of the only man who can come to his aid – Mirza Jaan Nawaz.
Though eccentric in his methods of investigation, Mirza proves himself time and again, unravelling a new mystery with every case. Without the aid of modern technology, Mirza relies on the most potent tool of all – his brain! With an equal measure of intelligence and looks, Mirza Jaan Nawaz knows how to maneuver every situation. The ladies want him and the men aspire to be him. But Mirza has eyes only for his one true love, Zeenat, from whom he often seeks counsel.
But even this man of mystery and strength has a past that continues to haunt him. As he moves from case to case, he gets closer to confronting his own demons and finding answers for himself. Blessed with support from the Kotwal and his son, Shyam, Mirza cracks down on the criminals through his acute powers of deduction and observation, delivering justice to the citizens of Dariba.