Mumbai Police Calendar 2020, lensed by ace photographer Pravin Talan, was launched by Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Sh. Uddhav Thackeray along with legendary Bollywood superstar Dharmendra and Commissioner of Police, Mumbai Mr. Sanjay Barve, at the grand event Umang in presence of the top Bollywood stars and families of policemen.The highly coveted calendar has become a collector’s item over the years with its breath-taking visuals and rich emotions. It is widely regarded as a fine blend of art, action and emotions. Commissioner of Police, Mumbai, Mr. Sanjay Barve said, “Mumbai Police loves, understands and cares for Mumbaikars, & draws its strength from the indomitable spirit of this city. Safeguarding & managing this maximum city is a colossal task. This calendar captures the motley moods of Mumbaikars along with the men & women from Mumbai Police that serve & secure them.” The 2020 calendar also features the exciting new additions to the city police force such as the highly admired sniffer dogs, Belgian Malinois, to the K9 unit, Mounted Police Unit and use of Drones for aerial surveillance. The ceremonial uniform for the Mounted Police Unit has been designed by celebrated designer Manish Malhotra.
Mumbai Police Calendar 2020, lensed by ace photographer Pravin Talan, was launched by Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Sh. Uddhav Thackeray
Mumbai Police has inspired many Bollywood films and the cover page of the calendar looks nothing less than a film poster featuring in the lead, the reassuring face of a police woman signifying more women power. The calendar has been shot at varied interesting backdrops ranging from the fishing village to college campus, Worli Sea Link to Mantralya and captures many heartwarming moments. One of the best things about the calendar is that photographer Pravin Talan has retained its freshness and appeal over the last five years choosing something new to showcase every time. Pravin Talan was also felicitated by Mr. Thackeray at the event on behalf of Mumbai Police for his invaluable contribution in creating unique and inspiring images of defense and police forces across the country. He has the unique distinction of having photographed nearly all the special forces of India, covering many borders and treacherous terrains. Associate photographer Rupali Sagar said, “It’s very difficult to come up with unique shots every year but then Mumbai Police always has so much to offer and Jt. Commissioner of Police (Law & Order), Mr. Vinay Choubey, who oversaw the entire creative process, guided us at every step.” A copy of the calendar was presented to the Bollywood superstars like Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan at the event, who showed it off with much pride out of love and respect for the city police force.