The Chosen One
A thriller set in India and inspired by real events. A young woman, Prithi, attempts to join a secretive religious commune and tries to win the trust of the group's leader.
A thriller set in India and inspired by real events. A young woman, Prithi, attempts to join a secretive religious commune and tries to win the trust of the group's leader - the charismatic motorbike-loving Ravi Baba.
But, as her freedoms are gradually stripped away, it becomes clear that she is not a genuine convert. Is she a police informer trying to gather evidence against the group, a journalist trying to get a scoop or does she have some other agenda?
The Chosen One is inspired by writer Avi Garvi's own experiences. When still a child, Avi's mother became a follower of a charismatic music producer, singer-songwriter, filmmaker and self-styled guru. She left the family home with her five children to become his disciple. Avi escaped from the sect as a teenager and moved to Mumbai where she now lives under an assumed identity.
Awarded Prix Europa Best European Radio Fiction of the Year 2018.
Original Music by Jon Ouin
Produced by Nadir Khan
Written and Directed by Avi Garvi
Executive Producer: John Dryden
A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4
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