The Emmy nominated and multi-award winning Pakistani animated TV series Burka Avenger, is set to launch in India on Zee Network this April. The episodes have been specially dubbed in 4 languages for India including Hindi, English, Tamil and Telagu.
Speaking about the launch in India, Deputy Business Head of ZeeQ, Aparna Bhosle said: “Burka Avenger is an amazing show; both in terms of quality of animation as well as storytelling. We are always on the lookout for shows with themes that are relevant to Indian children and we are very fortunate that we have this show. Each episode has a positive message with fun, action and comedy so that it does not come across as preachy. Burka Avenger has won many prestigious awards worldwide and it will be our honor to showcase it in India.”
Burka Avenger is an action-comedy animated TV Series that follows the adventures of Burka Avenger and three young kids in the imaginary city of Halwapur as they fight the evil Baba Bandook and his henchmen. Burka Avenger Season 1 and 2 is currently airing on Nickelodeon Pakistan daily at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm.
Season 1 of the series has also been launched in Afghanistan where it is immensely popular with Season 2 set to launch there soon.
Burka Avenger is Pakistan’s first ever full length animated TV series. The series features Jiya as the inspirational school teacher and her alter ego, the super-heroine Burka Avenger. Her use of books and pens as projectile weapons is symbolic on many levels. The Burka Avenger fights for Justice, Peace and Education for all. With its positive messages of women empowerment, gender equity and importance of education particularly for young girls, Burka Avenger has the potential to be a positive role model for children worldwide.
The series launched in 2013 and instantly shot to worldwide fame. No other TV or film production in the history of Pakistan has gained as much international fame and recognition. Time Magazine named Burka Avenger as one of the most influential characters of 2013. The series has been produced by Unicorn Black in Islamabad, Pakistan. The company is set to launch Season 3 soon along with original Burka Avenger merchandise.
Creator and Director of the Burka Avenger series, Haroon said: “I am very excited to have Burka Avenger launch in India with the Zee Network on ZeeQ. The fact that Burka Avenger is being dubbed into a variety of Indian languages is a testament to the high production quality and great story telling of the show. We are rolling out a worldwide launch for the Burka Avenger series this year so it is fantastic that one of the first territories is India where we are able to reach such a large audience. Bollywood movies and Indian music are loved here in Pakistan so it is wonderful to have our Pakistani produced series being appreciated in India.”
The TV series will air in India every Monday to Thursday at 4:00 pm on ZeeQ, Zee Network’s children’s channel from April 13, 2015. Burka Avenger is the lead show in the channel’s mega action band.
Major awards and accolades won by the show include the following:
- Peabody Award Winner
- Int’l Emmy Nomination
- International Gender Equity Prize at Prix Jeunesse, Munich
- Asian Media Awards: Best TV Show
- Canada International Film Festival: Rising Star Award
- Award of Merit – Accolades Global Film Competition
- Best Animation (Int’l) – LUMS Int’l Film Festival
- Time Magazine: “One of the most Influential Fictional Characters of 2013”