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Vishal Bhardwaj to adapt Agatha Christie’s novel The Sittaford Mystery- Cinema express

Vishal Bhardwaj to make series debut with Agatha Christie’s novel adaptation 

The series will mark the filmmaker's debut in long form storytelling 

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Published: 27th February 2023

Director Vishal Bhardwaj will adapt Agatha Christie’s novel The Sittaform Mystery into a series for SonyLIV, marking his debut in long format storytelling. The series is titled Charlie Chopra & The Mystery Of Solang Valley and will be produced by the filmmaker along with Priti Shahani's Tusk Tale Films in association with Agatha Christie Limited.

Charlie Chopra & The Mystery Of Solang Valley will be set against the backdrop of Himachal Pradesh and the titular character’s journey to solve a mystery. While Vishal will helm, co-produce and co-screen write, Anjum Rajabali and Jyotsna Hariharan will also serve as writers. The upcoming series will star Wamiqa Gabbi, Priyanshu Painyuli, Naseeruddin Shah, Neena Gupta, Ratna Pathak Shah, Gulshan Grover, Lara Dutta, Chandan Roy Sanyal, and Paoli Dam among others.

“I grew up devouring all Agatha Christie mysterious tales. Her plots, characters and setting remain unparalleled in the genre and continue to excite storytellers even today,” said Vishal who has adapted William Shakespeare's Macbeth (Maqbool), Othello (Omkara) and Hamlet (Haider).

"Detective fiction has been a perennial favourite with our audience and what better than an Agatha Christie novel. We are delighted to be bringing one of her classics The Sittaford Mystery adapted rather skilfully in an Indian setting by none other than Vishal Bhardwaj. We are thrilled to have Vishal onboard as his ingenuity in adapting literary classics remains unrivalled," said Saugata Mukherjee, Head Content SonyLIV.

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