The series that had a strong cult following back in 1990s and was ahead of its time, Captain Vyom is going to make a comeback once again! That’s right folks. After making his mark on the small screen, India’s most iconic and first ever science fiction television series on superhero “Captain Vyom” is set to make his way on the digital platforms. The space adventure; the saga of the superhero and his intergalactic super villains stars the heartthrob and India’s first ever supermodel Milind Soman. Directed by internationally acclaimed film director, Ketan Mehta and produced by Deepa Sahi, the series is being resurrected and revived by Cosmos Maya.
Directed by Ketan Mehta, Captain Vyom is the first Indian live-action superhero science fiction (sci-fi) television series, which was aired on DD National in 1998. The TV series pioneered the art of computer animation and visual effects in India. In this show, Captain Vyom takes you to the future – 2123, where humans conquer the entire solar system.
Speaking about the relaunch, internationally acclaimed producer, director Ketan Mehta, who had directed the show said, “It has been almost 20 years since this landmark show, was first aired. The show went on to achieve a cult following amongst its viewers, who were then introduced to a show that was much ahead of its time, and in an era when science-fiction and superheroes were unheard concepts not just on television, but also in films”.
Captain Vyom had captured the imagination of every child in the country who aspired to take off into a space voyage to the future. The story of the series is about Captain Vyom, played by Milind Soman. He is a space warrior, who is assigned the job of arresting 12 deadly criminals who escape the high security prison in the ‘IO’. IO is located on the eighth moon of the planet Jupiter which gets disassembled after a meteor strike and its security system disables.
Captain Vyom, the son of scientist Dr. Om Swaroop receives superpowers by training Yoga. He is the only one on the universe who is capable of catching the fugitives. Captain Vyom along with his team leaves for his mission on a spaceship named Ulka. The highlight of the series was the galaxy of stars who played the super villains like the ravishing Madhu Sapre, the versatile Rahul Bose, the dashing Dino Morea and the talented Ravi Khore amongst others.
On the relevance to audiences today, Mehta further added, “While we are sure that many who have grown watching the show would enjoy revisiting it, many others from the newer generation would also take pride in its engaging and fascinating storytelling and special effects”.
After a span of two decades, this show will once again give a glimpse of the golden era of Indian television and take everyone from the 90’s down memory lane. The classic from the turn of the century is set to break the internet on Thursday 23 June, 2016 on Cosmos Maya’s YouTube channel WOW teenz.
As for if we will get to see an animated version of it as there’s a 3D animated promo that can be seen on the channel, it’s currently on hold. So once things will get finalised, we will keep you posted about it.