PRADHANMANTRI is an Indian television politics-based reality series/documentary series, hosted by actor-director Shekhar Kapur on Hindi news channel ABP News, which premiered on July 13, 2013. It aims to bring to the audience the never seen before facts of Indian history. Initially conceptualised for 23 episodes, the weekly programme chronicles the history of India from 1947 to the present day. The docu-drama is hosted by the renowned film-maker, actor and now host Shekhar Kapur. The show is a unique attempt to present the changes in the country during the tenures of 13 Indian Prime Ministers in the last 65 years.
The first episode of Pradhanmantri chronicles the tale of Indian independence when along with India and Pakistan, 565 princely states also gained independence from the British Raj.
The second episode of Pradhanmantri chronicles the tale of Indian independence when along with India and Pakistan, 565 princely states also gained independence from the British Raj. Hyderabad, Junagarh became part of India.
The third episode chronicles complete story of Jammu & Kashmir after partition in 1947. Hari Singh, King of Kashmir never wanted Kashmir as part of India and Kashmir was not a part of India till August 15, 1947.
The fourth episode chronicles complete story Madras and Bombay after partition in 1947. Madras and Bombay both were divided into different states on the basis of language.
Just within four years after Independence, then Prime Minister Pt. JL Nehru was getting open challenge from people. Who was the person who challenged Nehru?
Pradhanmantri episode 6 on India China war
“Who after Nehru?” was the answer after death of then Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru. After discussion, Lal Bahadur Shastri was appointed as Prime Minister of India.
Pradhanmantri’s episode chronicles story of India after the death of then Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. Gulzarilal Nanda was appointed as care-taker Prime Minister of India.
This episode uncovers the game of political chess behind the split in Congress. One one end were Indira Gandhi’s ambitions and on the other Morarji Desai’s last attempt for the elusive Prime Minister’s chair…
Before 1971, India had Pakistan at both of its side—Eastern as well as Western border of the country. The eastern side of Pakistan was apparently weaker than the western Pakistan
This episode of Pradhanmantri chronicles the story of India during the 1971 war.
“Dhaka is a free capital of a free country”, that’s how then Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi, on December 16…
Emergency was imposed in 1975 for first time in democracy of India. How it happened and what were consequences? Watch this episode of Pradhanmantri …
Morarji Desai became Prime Minister of India after the emergency. After general election in 1977, Janata Party emerged as largest party after winning 295 seats of Lok Sabha…
Then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was killed by his two Sikh bodyguards in 1984 and it was known as vengeance of Operation Blue Star. …
It was December 6, 1992 when Karsevaks (volunteers) gathered near the Babri Mosque and demolished the mosque.
Many Hindu organisation complained that there was a temple where God Ram was born before Babri Mosque which was built th…
The Bofors scandal was a turning point in Indian politics. It was the first major corruption scandal that caught the highest echelons of power in its net. Watch this episode of Pradhanmantri to know the story of its scandal.
This episode of Pradhanmnatri brings to you the story of the beginning of caste politics in India, the Mandal Commission and the fall of the Janta Dal government.
Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on May 21, 1991 by a suicide bomber of the LTTE. LTTE was a militant Tamil group, fighting for the rights of Tamils in Sri Lanka. …
Indian government did not have enough foreign exchange to buy crude oil for country. Due to economical
crisis, India had to over lift its gold reserve against foreign exchange…
Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s 13 days government and India during 1996-98
Pokhran-II and Kargil War
2002 Gujarat Riots and Fall of Vajpayee Government
“I will not become Prime Minister,” just few words which changed the entire scene and expectation when Sonia Gandhi refused the Prime Ministership of the country after winning Lok Sabha polls of 2004, defeating the BJP and its “India Shining” campaign.
Sonia was from Italy and married to former Prime Minister and daughter-in-law of Indira Gandhi.
Sonia Gandhi came in politics after death of Sanjay Gandhi.
She never wanted Rajiv Gandhi to become PM of India after death of then PM Indira Gandhi.
Sonia actively came in politics in 1997 when she became party chief.
Congress, till so far, did not announce name of its PM candidate—even the party did not hint anything about Manmohan Singh, the PM of India at present. Was it after effect of BJP’s win in Assembly elections or success of Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi?
Another reason can be row of scams in the government and then Anna Hazare, a social activist who began Jan Lokpal Movement with Arvind Kejriwal.
Watch this episode for entire story of scams during Manmohan Singh government.
Pradhanmantri : Few untold stories after independence