The much-awaited Mumbai Police Calendar 2017, shot by ace photographer Pravin Talan has finally been launched by Honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra Mr. Devendra Fadnavis. If you loved the Mumbai Police Calendar 2016- this one is going to be loved even more- its bigger, better and more powerful.
According to Talan, Mr. Dattatraya Padsalgikar Commissioner of Police, Mumbai , was clear that he wanted more women power to be projected in the calendar along with capabilities of its commando units. The fact that Mr. Deven Bharti, Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) himself has a keen eye for visuals and gave complete freedom to shoot the calendar, made it easier to conceptualize the final shots. The real challenge was to make it better than previous year, whose images had already gone viral.
This year’s calendar has more of action and emotion of the police force with the essence of the city they protect. A final blend of art and emotion, the limited print edition has turned into a collector’s item. Though Mumbai Police has plans to make use of its strong twitter handle with more than 1.2 million followers to maximize the reach of the calendar and also a downloadable pdf version for those who might want it.
Talking about the theme of the calendar Mr. Dattatraya Padsalgikar Commissioner of Police, Mumbai said ,
“Mumbai is a magnanimous city. It has lived through a lot of ups and downs and always emerged stronger than before. This city has inspired millions across the globe and inspires us at every dawn. Mumbai Police derives its strength from the citizens and all our selfless service to the city is our tribute to Mumbai for always being our strongest pillar.This calendar compiles our undying commitment to the safety and security of this all-embracing, generous, powerful, vibrant and exuberant city.
Merci beaucoup Mumbai”
The calendar gently explores the beauty and heritage of Mumbai and captures the fine art of policing, managing to create a striking balance between the two. Pravin Talan is well known for his original and artistic interpretation of his subjects and undertakes at least two projects every year of social relevance or for India’s men & women in uniform, besides being a successful fashion and commercial photographer.