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Amitabh, Pravin and Mumbai Police again sketches Mumbai for the third edition

Unveiling of the Mumbai Police Calendar 2018 by Amitabh Bachchan

Screen Cop from the 1973 Movie Zanjeer Police Inspector Vijay Khanna and portraying a similar roles in the coming years of his career, the Mega-Film Star Amitabh Bachchan unveiled the third edition of Mumbai Police calendar, shot by ace photographer Pravin Talan, at the glittering star-studded event Umang,the Mumbai Police's annual cultural event along with Commissioner of Police, Mumbai Mr Dattatray Padsalgikar and other senior officials of the police force.
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Amitabh Bachchan has played the cop many a time on screen, from Zanjeer or Khakee, each time inspiring a whole generation to serve the country, was present at the recently held the Umang event, to show his appreciation to the world that Mumbai Police puts in as he unveiled the Mumbai Police 2018 calendar.
Apart from his screen avatars, Mr Bachchan has also shared a close rapport with the police force, often talking about the sacrifices the men in uniform make while serving the city. Mr Bachchan has always shared a close bond with the city police and was all praises for the families of the policemen who sacrifice their personal time so that police can serve the city.The efforts of the policemen have been well documented in the calendar.Interestingly it is these very stirring tales that Pravin Talan’s calendar showcases. Congratulating the photographer, the actor also felicitated him on behalf of Mumbai Police by presenting him a memento at the event.

This time the much-awaited calendar by Pravin Talan has more realistic photographs taken throughout the year, covering the herculean tasks of Mumbai Police across various seasons and festivals, making it one of the most enriched and liveliest calendars yet.

Commissioner of Police, Mumbai, Mr Dattatray Padsalgikar said, “ For Mumbai Police, 2017 has been 365 days of celebrating an undying bond with the citizens and rediscovering its power in helping us overcome any crisis.” He thanked each and every Mumbaikar for the constant faith, support and encouragement.

Pravin Talan 's work has always been regarded as original, soulful and creative. Talking about the calendar he says," capturing the spirit of Mumbai in the shadows of police was a roller coaster ride in spite of all the jostling at mass gatherings or getting all drenched in pouring rains.”
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Mumbai photographer Pravin Talan beautifully captures the essence of Mumbai through its police force, as a pictorial tribute to the heroes who keep us safe day and night
The Mumbai Police calendar has come to be regarded as one of the finest visual statements on Mumbai city and its police force. From crowd management in massive rallies like Maratha Kranti Morcha to management of religious festivals like Ganpati and Eid, it not only showcases the multicultural and religious flavour of the city but the humongous task of maintaining law and order at such times.

Seeking to capture new facets and new tales, Pravin Talan’s 2018 calendar has some rather realistic photographs taken throughout the year (2017). His pictures display the herculean tasks of Mumbai Police across various seasons and festivals, making it one of the most enriched and liveliest calendars yet. Pravin Talan 's work has always been regarded as original, soulful and creative. The Mumbai Police calendar has come to be regarded as one of the finest visual statements on Mumbai city and its police force. From crowd management in massive rallies like Maratha Kranti Morcha to management of religious festivals like Ganpati and Eid, it not only showcases the multicultural and religious flavour of the city but the humongous task of maintaining law and order at such times.

The fisheye view of the policeman on patrol boat taking up the security challenges on the daunting sea or traffic cop braving pouring rains are amongst some of the more unforgettable shots. The calendar, as usual, has it's signature shots of warmth and human connect where a policeman on the beach smiles at children making sand houses, or a senior citizen confiding in a smiling policeman.

The calendar also gives a peek into the state- of- the- art Police control room and recently introduced Riot Control Police. 

Internationally acclaimed fashion & lifestyle photographer Pravin Talan has made it a mission to photograph men and women in uniform and in past four years photographed almost every Indian Defence and Central Armed Police Force that includes Army, Navy, Coast Guard, NSG, BSF, CISF and CRPF.

He has been bringing out Mumbai Police calendar since past three years and for his enormous talent and selfless service to the force, Amitabh Bachchan felicitated him on behalf of Mumbai Police by presenting him a memento on the prestigious stage of Umang.

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