With an earthy set up and small town characters as its forte , Jamtara is a story thats all about easy money, greed and power play.
Cast -Amit Sial, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Sparsh Shrivastav , Anshuman Pushkar, Monika Panwar, Aksha Pardasany
Director -Soumendra Padhi
Jamtara is shown to be small town infamous for the phishing rackets being operated from there. Local politician and goon Brijesh ( Amit Sial) wants control over the youngsters operating independently. Police wants to reign in the menace. The youngsters are divided about accepting Brijesh’s supremacy. Amidst all this, In focus, are Sunny (Sparsh) and Gudiya( Monika Panwar) who have a marriage of understanding and financial partnership. She wants money to be able to leave the town and have better life. He wants an educated girl supporting his racket. But things get messed up when they both get at loggerheads with Brijesh and police on their trail.
What sets apart this crime series is its rustic setting, dialect and the ensemble cast. Good performances deserve a credit too. I found Amit Sial and Monika Panwar the best. Sparsh and Anshuman deserve a mention. Director Padhi has earlier directed critically acclaimed Budhiya Singh: Born to Run ( Manoj Bajpayee). His hold over the story and characters is firm and appreciable. In a series of 10 episodes , he delivers a story that is very engaging and dwells a lot on its characters’ vices , aspirations and ambitions.Every character is chasing something and its a constant fight of survival and upmanship. The characters, their behaviours and the dynamics at play keep you hooked .