COLORS launches new show CODE RED giving HOPE to those battling with demons - inner and outer

posted by Admin, last updated on January 13th, 2015 at 5:47 pm

~COLORS Organizes a panel discussion at Hindu College in Delhi to highlight the need for the society to instill hope in the victims and motivate them to speak up about the issues they are facing~



New Delhi, 13th January, 2015COLORS as a channel has always been at the forefront of creating meaningful entertainment and shows that are a reflection of our society, an embodiment of a belief that moral transformation is conceivable. Taking this premise further, COLORS is all set to launch Code Red, a show which is a beacon of hope addressing issues of human frailty. It’s a show that depicts the inner conflict a human being goes through when faced with a crisis of conscience.  Code Red will premiere on 19th January, 2015 and will air every Monday to Saturday at 10.30 PM on COLORS.  

Each week, six episodes featuring stories based on various human frailties, will be presented through three prominent themes under the brand umbrella of ‘Code Red’,Umeed – focusing on stories who are on the verge of ending their lives, Awaaz – focusing on violence against women and children and Chakravyuh – focusing on various forms of entrapment – physical and psychological. Each theme will be brought to life by a different production house and the stories will be presented by Sakshi Tanwar who will embody the inner voice and be the voice of reasonActors ManishChaudhari, in the role of an NGO representative, and Yash Sinha, as a crime reporter, will take us through various instances where circumstances and conditions pushed a person to the wall. Code Red will attempt, not only to showcase these stories but to make people believe that there is hope, only if they choose to break the silence. 

Speaking about the show MrRaj Nayak, CEO – COLORS, said, “At COLORS, we have always emphasized on creating shows that are meaningful and which can bring about some kind of a conceivable change in the society. With Code Red, we are going a step further by showcasing stories of human frailties and urging people to break their silence on issues that are disturbing them and the people around them. It’s not just a show but a movement to get people to believe that hope can be found, even in the darkest of times, if only one reaches out and breaks the silence. In order to drive home this message, it gives me immense pleasure to announce that we have a prominent face from the world of TV – Sakshi Tanwar – who I believe has the right blend of empathy and sensitivity that is required for a show such as Code Red. I hope we are able to make a positive difference to peoples’ lives through this humble effort of ours.


On launching a show that will possibly prove to be a beacon of hope for many, said Ms. Manisha SharmaProgramming Head, COLORS, “This is a genre on television that needs to be explored a lot more where stories inspired by real instances are mounted to create a show relatable to audiences. As human beings we all face dilemmas in life while choosing between right and wrong. Code Red is a show that explores these dilemmas and gives voice to the conscience of the people facing them. It’s a journey through their mind and their decisions and how their choices affect their lives. I hope our audiences find the show and these stories riveting.”


Code Red attempts to understand human weaknesses amidst the daily struggles of life and how people react to situations beyond their control. The show, through different perspectives, showcases the steps that people are likely to take when they are pushed into situations where a breakdown is imminentA platform where issues that are swept under the carpet are discussed openly in order to find solutions for them, Code Red will be focusing on three main aspects of human frailties namely: Suicide, Violence against Women & Children and Entrapment:







Produced by FremantleMedia IndiaUmeed will feature stories of people who are on the edge with nowhere to go and are convinced thatending their life is their only option. The show will delve into the psyche of these victims, investigate the reasons and show them the path to redeem themselves and their lives while bringing positivity in their outlook. To encourage viewers who might find themselves in similar situations, COLORS has joined hands with Vandrevala Foundation, which runs a suicidal helpline to urge probable victims to reach out and seek counseling before they take any drastic measures. The tales will feature actor Manish Chaudhari, who will portray the role of Dr. Prashant Bhaskar fighting against time to prevent disoriented souls from losing hope.

Produced by Sun ShineRise ProductionsAwaaz will highlight stories ofcrimes against women and childrenCode Red will look at the reasons why crimes such as infanticide, murder, rape, abduction, foeticide and flesh trade among others, are committed. The attempt is to bring the psychological issues – be it lack of education, upbringing or inferiority complex – to the fore. The series will look at these crimes through the eyes of a journalist Kabir to be essayed by actor YashSinha, as he reports the various stages of the case. To combat such situations and create awareness, Code Red has associated with Nobel Peace Prize Winner and crusader of children’s rights, Mr. Kailash Satyarthi’s – Bachpan Bachao Andolan, which runs a  helpline for those wanting to speak out about the adversities they are facing in their lives. 


Co-produced by Optimystix India Pvt. Ltd and Shlok Entertainment LLPChakravyuh will focus on stories of entrapment – both physical and psychological. Though this series, Code Red will focus on the journeys of individuals entangled in a situation and their battle to overcome them. The story will be narrated from the first-hand perspective of a victim as he/she encounters and overcomes a ‘trapped’ situation.




Esteemed Panelists discuss the topic ‘Battling Demons: Inner & Outer’ in New Delhi Today:


Be it, demons of insecurity, low self-esteem, inferiority complex or the demons who steal our children and sell them off to brothels, we are never really free of them. But are we, the smart ones, really equipped to deal with any of these demons? COLORS, hosted a panel discussion on ‘Battling Demons: Inner & Outer’ held at Hindu College in Delhi on the occasion on the launch of their new show Code Red. Panelists comprised of group of extremely qualified individuals like social activist and retired Indian Police Service Officer - Kiran Bedi, BJP Spokesperson and President of Mahila Morcha Delhi Pradesh - Kanwaljeet Sherawat; Senior journalist - Nalini Singh, Head of Twitter in India – Rishi Jaitly, Actress Tisca Chopra , Actor Manish Chaudhari, Senior High Court Lawyer – Rita Kumar, Addiction & wellness Counselor - Vijay Simha. Moderated by RJ Richa Anirudh.


Through this discussion, the esteemed panelists threw light upon the strength of the human spirit when faced with dire circumstances where bleakness reigns supreme and provided their invaluable views and suggestions on the need to instill hope in the victims and motivate them to speak up for a better tomorrow. #KhamoshiTodo urged the netizens to send in their queries for the panelists on these internal and external demons while the forum was on.


Speaking about survival, said Dr. Kiran Bedi, “It all depends on the right kind of conditioning given to children. I feel parents are responsible for shaping a child’s self-confidence, which in turn makes him/her an able person to make the correct choices in life.”


Mentioning about her upcoming movie Rahasya, actress Tisca Chopra spoke about issues she faced while growing up. “There were a lot of restrictions posed on me while I was in college which I didn’t like. But over time I realized that our parents are our support system and its better to get them on your side and take them along with you.”


Noted journalist Nalini Singh spoke about the internal and external demons and how people are locked up in their own personal jail and refuse to speak up. She said,” these days we are victims of raging aspirations and instant fame. We want people to judge us by what we appear to be rather than who we actually are. The solution to all of these lies within ourselves. Being helpless won’t help.”


Talking about Code Red, which is slated to premiere 19th Jan at 10:30PM, the face of the show, actor Manish Chaudhari spoke about Gandhi ji’s philosophy of – Be the change you want to see. The actor emphasized the role of youth in becoming the ambassadors of change.



Talking about how social media can be used as an effective platform to voice such issues, Twitter India Head, Rishi Jaitly said, “Twitter is a great source of personal as well as collective strength. You begin to develop your voice through twitter and once your tweet travels into the public domain, you understand that your grief is probably a shared grief and sharing often proves to be therapeutic.”


Addiction and wellness counsellor Vijay Simha threw light on how it’s embarrassing for people in our society to talk about sex and drugs. “We won’t get a solution till we talk. I urge people not to shy away from such problems and speak up.”


Code Red is an endeavor to address the broader question that persists beyond the show: “Can we step outside the shadow of our own prejudices and doubts to pay heed to our inner voice that is coaxing us to take action? Are we willing to give hope a chance?”



For latest updates on the show follow @COLORSTV on Twitter and Facebook | Follow the hashtag #KhamoshiTodo




About ‘COLORS’:


‘COLORS’ is Viacom18’s flagship brand in the entertainment space in India. A combination of ‘emotions’ and ‘variety’, COLORS launched on 21st July 2008 offers an entire spectrum of emotions to its viewers. From Fiction shows to Format shows to Reality shows to Blockbuster Movies – the basket contains all ‘Jazbaat Ke Rang’. ‘COLORS’ is dedicated to promoting ‘Cohesive viewing’, through programmes like Shastri Sisters, Sasural Simar Ka, Balika Vadhu - Kacchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishtey, Udānn, Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi, Code Red, Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat, Comedy Nights With Kapil, Khatron Ke Khiladi – Darr Ka Blockbuster Returns, The Anupam Kher Show – Kucch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai, 24 and Bigg Boss amongst others.

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