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    TV Series : Powder

    Country of origin : India
    Original language(s) : Hindi
    No. of seasons : 1
    No. of episodes : aprox. 80
    Camera setup : Multi-camera
    Running time : 45 minutes
    Picture format : 576i (SDTV)
    Original release : 3 January – 24 June 2010

    About Powder

    (TV Series)

    Powder was an Indian crime television series which first aired on Sony TV 3 January 2010 and ran for only one season. The story was of the new scenario in substance abuse in India. Praised widely for its aesthetics and storytelling, Powder didn’t do good in the ratings. Though the show was inspired from HBO’s highly acclaimed series The Wire, it delivered an original story with newly developed characters and scenarios.



    Plot
    Powder is about the narcotics trade in Mumbai, and two men who are on the opposite ends of the law—Head of the NCB (Narcotics Control Bureau) Usmaan Malik (Manish Chaudhary) and Mumbai drug kingpin Naved Ansari (Pankaj Tripathi). Both Usmaan and Naved grew up in the slums of Mumbai and chose different paths that eventually put them in front of each other. The biggest challenge for Usmaan and his team at NCB is to connect Naved with any drug bust or evidence, mainly because Naved is a ghost who does not exist in any civil records. Naved on the other hand, while fending off the authorities off his back, also struggles to climb the political ladder of his own business. The show explores the basic human traits like greed, loyalty, power, friendship, love and betrayal—while showing how the drug trade and authorities function.

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