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Discovery+ explores the meteoric rise and dark underbellies of Indian Wrestling

By: Team Ifairer | Posted: 28-01-2022
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The first aggregated real-life entertainment streaming app, today launched an informative and investigative docuseries Dangals of Crime- The Untold Truth About Indian Wrestling. The new offering streaming exclusively on discovery+, is set to captivate audiences and fans by not only tracing the journey of the meteoric rise of the Olympic sport of Wrestling in India, but by also exploring in depth, the dark underbelly of crime often associated with it. Former wrestlers and coaches, eminent sports journalists,and law enforcement officials weigh in with their experiences, insights and memories, making the two-part Dangals of Crime a thrilling watch for sports, crime and history genre audiences.

By far most successful individual sport (seven medals) in terms of medals won at the SummerOlympics, wrestling is popularity reached a crescendo after iconic wrestlers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt won three medals collectively across two successive Games (Beijing 2008 and London 2012) in India. 

The docuseries, produced by Vice Studios Production and directed by award winning director Niyantha Shekar, showcases this journey towards success and highlights the deep-rooted akhada culture, strict discipline and the unparalleled devotion behind a champion wrestler. The series deep dives into two very important aspects, showcasing how the sport of wrestling on one hand has been instrumental in bringing sporting laurels for India, but also how it has been witness to some dark moments which overshadow it is glorious journey and malign the sport and its athletes.
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