Discovery+ in India has unveiled a new investigative docuseries that explores the Indian sport of dangal.
Dangals of Crime – The Untold Truth About Indian Wrestling is from Vice Studios Production and directed by Niyantha Shekar.
The two-parter explores the deep-rooted akhada culture, strict discipline and devotion required of champion wrestlers, with contributions from former coaches and wrestlers, including Satbir Singh, Virender Kumar, Anil Mann and Ramphal Mann. The docuseries also explores the sport’s darker side, with interviews from law enforcement officials.
Megha Tata, MD of South Asia for Discovery, said: “Reflecting on the sport in the most informative way, the Discovery+ original dissects every aspect of the making of a Pehelwan, coupled with its current realities.”
The show joins other factual originals on Discovery+ in India, such as Star vs Food, Mission Frontline, Secrets Of Sinauli and Bhuj: The Day India Shook.