Param Vir Chakra is an Indian serial portraying the real life of Param Vir Chakra gallantry award winners, India’s highest military honour.
Also known as Param Veer Chakra (India, Hindi title) and Medal of Honour (India, English title).
The serial was directed by noted film director Chetan Anand, who previously made war films like Haqeeqat (1964) and Hindustan Ki Kasam (1973). It received critical acclaim when it first aired on Doordarshan channel in 1988. The first episode of the series featured the first recipient of the award, Major Som Nath Sharma of Kumaon Regiment.
Param Vir Chakra Series
- Episode 01: Major Somnath Sharma.
- Episode 02: Naik Jadunath Singh.
- Episode 03: Second Lieutenant Rama Raghoba Rane.
- Episode 04: Lance Naik Karam Singh.
- Episode 05: Company Havildar Major Piru Singh.
- Episode 06: Captain Gurbachan Singh Salaria.
- Episode 07: Major Shaitan Singh.
- Episode 08: Company Quarter Master Havildar Abdul Hamid.
- Episode 09: Major Hoshiar Singh.
- Episode 10: Second Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal.
- Episode 11: Major Dhan Singh Thapa.
IMDB suggests there are 11 episodes whilst wikipedia suggests there are 17 episodes (not necessarily in the order shown below).
- Episode 12: Subedar Joginder Singh.
- Episode 13: Lieutenant Colonel Ardeshir Burzorji Tarapore.
- Episode 14: Lance Naik Albert Ekka.
- Episode 15: Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon.
- Episode 16: Naib Subedar Bana Singh.
- Episode 17: Major Ramaswamy Parameshwaran.
Production & Filming Details
- Chetan Anand … 1 episode, 1988).
- Vijay Anand.
- Ketan Anand.
- Aslam Khan … (11 episodes, 1998).
- Samir Rajda … (written by) (11 episodes, 1988).
- Jethu Mandal.
- Himalaya Films.
- Doordarshan Channel.
- Release Date: 01 January 1988.
- Rating: Unknown.
- Running Time: 30-35 minutes.
- Country: India.
- Language: Hindi.