Is a gripping and taut crime thriller based around a brazen killing and its aftermath,
bringing to fore the ugly reality and dark web of power play, clout and greed pitched again justice, truth and ethics.
Cast – Dibyendu Bhattacharya , Surya Sharma, Harsh Chhaya, Abhishek Chauhan, Anchal Singh, Ayn Zoya,Ankur Rathee , Apeksha Porwal
Directed by – Ashish Shukla
Created by – Sidhartha Sengupta
The story opens to a policeman’s killing being discovered in Sundarbans which is linked to two missing tribal girls from the area. The trail leads to Manali amidst a big fat Punjabi wedding in a sprawling resort where the powerful Atwal family’s son is getting married to a Retd Air Commodore’s daughter.
The camera and crew team are a bunch of youngsters who happen to be the bride’s friends.
When one of them happens to witness a killing during a wild bachelor party, it’s the beginning of huge dark and dangerous tussle.
The Atwals are hell bent on a cover up, but some morals cannot be subdued by money or fear and to make matters worse , there’s senior police official from Bengal on the trail for girls.
In a very compelling and power packed story we see a diabolical race between two sides, one hell bent on a cover up and the other on revealing the truth.
This series of 10 episodes boasts of some great writing/direction/editing that churns out a very gripping thriller.Many segments are like edge of the seat, clockwork thriller that leave you breathless. The story doesn’t lag anywhere and remains tight right till the end.
Performances are a major contributor to the charm of this show. Though all actors put up commendable act two main leads leave you superbly impressed.
Dibyendu Bhattacharya as the shrewd and relentless policeman wows you with his measured and nuanced performance. He’s an actor who always delivers when given a well written character worth biting on. He’s a pleasure to watch and is the heart of the show.
Surya Sharma playing the menacing Rinku gives us a befitting baddy.
Harsh Chhaya plays well as the drunk, profanities spewing Papaji. He’s cringeworthy and hilarious.
The series is highly recommended for the superlative combination of a gripping story and good actors and performances. Its intriguing to see traits like ego,loyality,betrayal, greed and humanity in dark maze.