[25] Shot mostly in major portions across North India, including Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, Sudip chose the locations as he was familiar with these places and also for the research he did in the locations, for his previous work. Special Ops chronicles a 19-year-old manhunt conducted by a RAW agent, Himmat Singh and his task force. While shooting for 'Paatal Lok', it was like shooting for three movies, as the makers had a bigger canvas to paint and a lot more to express and communicate. M aybe it is a decade of living in Delhi, or listening to the gaalis and being witness to the everyday violence that makes Amazon Prime Video’s Paatal Lok more appealing to me. Local journalist Amitosh offers Chaudhary cryptic information, which uncovers the name of local businessman and politician Gwala Gujjar. With Jaideep Ahlawat, Neeraj Kabi, Ishwak Singh, Abhishek Banerjee. [41] Hathoda Tyagi's background gives insight into the abysmal state of women safety in rural India. "[27], Jaideep did not take any projects, in the intermediate time, despite he was approached for Khaali Peeli (2020). Rate. Chaudhary and Ansari visit Mukesh Talreja, the Delhi businessman who recruited Cheeni for the job, but come away empty handed. "[4], Sudip eventually wrote the script with the protagonist Jaideep Ahlawat in mind, stating that "he had a phenomenal presence". [29] While the series been primarily shot in Chitrakoot, Jaideep stated that the temperature ranged around 45-46 degrees, which eventually became difficult to shoot. But not Mirzapur. Meanwhile, the newfound focus on Mehra has brought success to his news channel, and Sara begins to see that he's not an idealistic journalist but rather an egotistical man only interested in furthering himself and his channel. [70] The day the series was released, Anurag Kashyap tweeted that Paatal Lok is "the best crime thriller to come out of this country,"[71] adding that "It comes from the understanding of Real India. [17][18] Vijay Subramanian, head of content for Amazon Prime Video India, announced the series, along with six Indian originals, at the Television Critics Association's press tour held at Los Angeles, Callifornia in February 2019. Hell)[a] Rate. [28] While shooting for the series, he eventually gained his weight from 85 to 100 kilograms, as the show became physically demanding. "[64] Shubham Kulkarni of Koimoi gave four out of five and commented "Paatal Lok is brutal, not just in terms of violence on screen but the idea of it. Investigation reveals that the four arrested were contacted independently and brought together to execute the murder as part of a bigger plan. [33] Although her charcter was not a lengthy one, she stated "length is not a prerequisite for me, and it would be stupid to choose roles depending on its length or dialogues. Indian web series scene has mostly been about sex and violence, but suddenly when you get a dose of music ringing in, that too with actors like Naseeruddin Shah and Atul Kulkarni in the lead, you can be certain you are in for a treat. Sagar Haveli, Hardik Mehta, Gunjit Chopra. Her hold of the character, blurs the line between real and reel, making Aarya her and vice versa. [39] The climax of the story is also based on the mythological fable of Yudhisthira's dog from the Mahabharata. The second season almost always fails to reach the expectations the first one leaves you with. "[71] Filmstars Manoj Bajpayee and Alia Bhatt both took to Twitter to praise the show and the acting. The police and the CBI played their part in the cover up, cooking up the non-existent terrorist plot. Loosely inspired by journalist Tarun Tejpal’s (who, while out on bail, faces the charge of sexual assault) 2010 novel The Story of My Assasins, the nine-episode series follows beaten-down dharti lok cop Hathi Ram Chaudhary, who after 15 quotidian years of service in the Delhi Police, lands the quagmire case of a lifetime. Chaudhary implores Bhagat to investigate the greater conspiracy, but Bhagat gently reminds him that he is suspended and sends him home. Swastika Mukherjee is absolutely terrific. Bajpayee engineered the plot to have Tyagi encountered by Bhagat, recruiting Kabir, Cheeni, and Tope Singh to add legitimacy and dissolve suspicion. "[60] Swetha Ramakrishnan of Firstpost gave three out of five stars and stated "The primary problem with Paatal Lok is that it is trying too hard to be too many things: a thriller, a social commentary, an "edgy" take on new India and its fault lines. [15], The show revolves around Hathiram Chowdhary (Jaideep Ahlawat), a cynical cop who gets assigned to investigate a high-profile case. Meanwhile, Mehra runs his own investigation into Tyagi and has Sara obtain background information, which Mehra then broadcasts on primetime TV, causing an unwanted media frenzy for Delhi Police, who had intended to keep the names of the suspects under wraps. Dolly discovers that Sanjeev is having an affair and is heartbroken. "[65] Aishwarya Vasudevan of Daily News and Analysis gave four out of five and stated "Paatal Lok is not right to watch during the lockdown as you have no escapism to breathe fresh air. "[62] Udita Jhunjhunwala of The Quint gave three out of five and wrote "Paatal Lok lands somewhere between Delhi Crime and Mirzapur but doesn’t quite get the urgency of the police investigation of the former or the grit and messiness of the latter. There’s a clear segregation. [83] He tweeted that the series must be banned for maligning "religious harmony". Created by Sudip Sharma. "[69], Paatal Lok opened to rave reviews, with many calling it India's best Hindi-language series. Panchayat’s biggest strength lies in its simplicity. 15 May 2020 Bridges. Chaudhary's team tries to extract information from the suspects using a variety of methods, but gains little. They believe Tope Singh is the ringleader and try to build links between the four arrested. Share Via Email "[63], The New Indian Express, chief critic Shilajit Misra commented "The show takes its plot and characters from Tarun Tejpal’s novel The Story of My Assassins. Sudip Sharma (Paatal Lok) Read More News on. By now you must have binged Paatal Lok and must be thinking about its powerful performances even after finishing it off in one sitting. ' Paatal Lok' review: A striking glimpse of an orderly hell Hathiram Chaudhary (Jaideep Ahlawat), shirt perennially un-tucked, lands the biggest case of his life. The writing team also consisted of Hardik Mehta, Gunjit Chopra, Sagar Haveli who were also beginners in writing a series. Paatal Lok begins with the arrest of four people from different backgrounds, who are charged with plotting the murder of a famous journalist, Sanjeev Mehra (Neeraj Kabi). The vicious circle of death and glory isn’t over with season two. The investigation is handed to journeyman policeman Hathi Ram Chaudhary and his partner Imran Ansari. The first season had ended with the horrific wedding massacre that left many dead and drove a permanent wedge between a grievously wounded Guddu and his boss Kaleen Bhaiyya. The series also received positive response from audiences,[9][10] however it was criticsed for propagating hinduphobic content. 2. Rate. He chooses to spin the story that Tyagi killed himself to avoid giving testimony, still propagating the terrorist theory. [50] The character trailer was unveiled on 9 May 2020. The series has garnered enough applause to ensure that the second season will be well received. Bhagat was to kill them in a fake police "encounter," but was prevented by the lucky arrival of a media van. In Delhi, Deputy Commissioner of Police Vishram Bhagat arrests four youngsters, Vishal Tyagi, Tope Singh, Mary Lyngdoh, and Kabir M. after a dramatic chase through the streets and charges them with conspiracy to murder Sanjeev Mehra, a high-profile journalist who is editor-in-chief at his own national news channel. The series is hands down one of the best, this year. "[35], A promotional single "Toofan Mein" sung by Prabh Deep and Sez on the Beat, was released through YouTube on 22 May 2020,[36] and received applause from audiences. The series marked the debut of Clean Slate Filmz (a production house led by Anushka Sharma) in production of television series for digital medium. Sirsa also appealed to information and broadcasting minister, Prakash Javadekar to ban the show and threatened legal action against Amazon Prime Video. [34] He chose to set the plot in Delhi, as Sudip stated "Its the apex of the Indian political scene and where the power lies. The biggest plus for the series was its novel concept that meshed mythology with thriller that completely Indianised the original inspiration. Of course, the USP of the series is Sushmita Sen. The Lawyers Guild is a body formed to provide legal advice in the time of the novel coronavirus, on cases specifically related to the virus. [79][80] Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Nand Kishore Gurjar filed a complaint related to "unauthorised use of his likeness" in the show as well as accused the show of being "anti-national" in numerous ways. A nushka Sharma is one of Bollywood’s best-known actors and is married to Virat Kohli, captain of the Indian cricket team. [47][48] The trailer received positive response from audiences, with The Indian Express stated that it is a "gripping crime drama". Season: OR . I had liked it since the ‘Patal Lok’ trailer. Paatal Lok, over the course of the weekend, took everyone by surprise and delivered a binge-watch feast. Uploaded on … It is discovered that Mary is actually transgender, and her real name is Cheeni; she is moved to the men's cells. One such supporting actor whose on-screen brilliance grabbed our attention in the show is Cheeni, played by Mairembam Ronaldo Singh. Asur follows Nikhil Nair (Sobti), a forensic-expert-turned-teacher, who returns to his roots at the Central Bureau of Investigation, and along with his former mentor Dhananjay Rajpoot (Warsi), finds himself caught in a cat-and-mouse game with a brutal serial killer. Back in Chitrakoot, Chaudhary tracks down the high school coach, who reveals that Bajpayee and Gwala are part of a shadowy organization run by the fearsome, reclusive overlord Donullia, who controls the politics and economy of the area, and runs a parallel government from his jungle hideout. In the past, a school-going Tyagi murders three classmates with a hammer as revenge for them sexually assaulting his sisters. The last three episodes make you an eager participant, dropping hints to unlock the what and why; the first curiosity is narrative, the second political. Set in 80’s and 90’s Mumbai, the series follows the life of Harshad Mehta, a stockbroker who took the stock market to dizzying heights and his catastrophic downfall. However, the series misattributed the credits for the song, which is written by Nanak Das, a renowned poet from Saurashtra. According to Niranjan Rajguru, a scholar and professor of Gujarati literature at Saurashtra University, "Few of Nanak Das’s compositions have been heard outside Gujarat, Sakal Hans is an exception as it was picked up by Prahlad Tipaniya who adapted it into Hindi. [53], Anupama Chopra, editor-in-chief of Film Companion wrote "Paatal Lok is a tightly knit thriller with every episode ending on a cliffhanger, which forces you to keep bingeing. Sara posits that Bajpayee, a Chitrakoot politician with links to Gwala Gujjar is the ringleader behind the plot, and the CBI's terrorist theory is hogwash. [41] The dog simply serves as an allegory for Hathi’s lack of selfishness and righteousness in a world where it’s very easy to fall prey to corruption. 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[25] He gave the script to Jaideep, who read 2-3 episodes of the script at night, and Jaideep eventually met Sudip and Karnesh Sharma, the following day to read the entire script. In the present, Ansari goes to rural Punjab to trace Tope Singh's origins and finds that he was embroiled in caste-based conflicts and forced to escape the village to save his life. [4] Anushka stated in an interview with Press Trust of India, that "I acknowledge that I have made a career and a name for myself, which is relevant. 9. "[59] Ananya Bhattacharya of India Today reviewed "Paatal Lok leaves you asking for more. Paatal Lok is an intense exploration of Indian immorality, but also a celebration of our ingenuity. 6. ‘Paatal Lok’ is a thriller unmatched with a tremendous crime; it is also served on the realistic plate. Cast: Jitendra Kumar, Raghuvir Yadhav, and others. Paatal Lok is a show that gives an insight into various forms of discrimination among religion and caste in India. The cops find that Tyagi was desperate to talk to one "Master Ji" prior to getting arrested and may have been planning to call off the attack. Chaudhary's rebellious son Siddharth pulls a gun he has stolen from a small-time goon on a classmate after being bullied, as a result Chaudhary is summoned to the school. is an Indian Hindi-language crime thriller web television series on Amazon Prime Video, created by Sudip Sharma, who wrote the script along with Sagar Haveli, Hardik Mehta and Gunjit Chopra, and directed by Avinash Arun and Prosit Roy. Yet another crime-saga but unlike Paatal Lok, Mirzapur, Aarya is set in a whole different space. The end won't show the possibility of the second season, but it should happen as Hathi Ram deserves more adventures in his cop career which brings Swarg Lok, Dharti Lok and Paatal Lok together in an unexpected way. Hell) is an Indian Hindi-language crime thriller web television series on Amazon Prime Video, created by Sudip Sharma, who wrote the script along with Sagar Haveli, Hardik Mehta and Gunjit Chopra, and directed by Avinash Arun and Prosit Roy.The series was produced by Anushka Sharma, under the banner Clean Slate Filmz, and stars Jaideep Ahlawat, Gul Panag, … When you think of none other than Hansal Mehta reprising one of the biggest scams of India – you know that this will be a moment that you won’t easily forget. Year: 2020. The score received positive response from critics. The town is almost like a quaint forgotten town, something like Banaras but without the hustle and bustle. It aims to be a squalid epic and the dystopia it creates to house its characters is a … With additional dirt on Bajpayee, Gwala gains himself a position of higher influence by joining hands with Bajpayee. On May 15, 2020, a new Indian original web series called Paatal Lok was released on Amazon Prime Video. She later came to Mumbai, for the audition process, which eventually worked well, although the actor joined the shoot, post completing her portions in Dil Bechara (2020). But once you hit 'play' button, there's no turning back, owing to cliffhangers in every episode. While most of our focus remains at praising the lead actors in a sho People have been obsessed with Paatal Lok since it first came out on 15th May 2020 on Amazon Prime. Sudip Sharma, Sagar Haveli, Hardik Mehta and Gunjit Chopra, Best Supporting Actor (Female) (Drama Series), Best Supporting Actor (Male) (Drama Series), Bodhisattva Sharma as Siddharth Chaudhary, Hathiram's son, Niharika Lyra Dutt as Sara Matthews, a young journalist at Sanjeev's station who begins an affair with him, Asif Khan as Kabir M, one of the four suspects who hides his Muslim faith from the public, Mairembam Ronaldo Singh as Mary Lyngdoh ("Cheeni"), a transgender Nepali woman who is arrested along with the other three suspects, Anurag Arora as SHO Virk, Hathiram's senior officer who previously trained under him, Sandeep Mahajan as Delhi Intelligence officer Dahiya, Sanjeeva Vats (voice) and Akshay Sharma (physical performance) as Donullia Gujjar, the shadowy, reclusive leader of Chittrakoot's organized crime ring and Gwala's brother; referred to as "Masterji" by his subordinates, This page was last edited on 24 January 2021, at 19:46. Crime thrillers have been a go-to for Indian web series. The coach had been a policeman, and later an informant for Donullia, and brought Tyagi to him after he had committed the school murders. Gwala debates eliminating Chaudhary as he knows too much, but sees another political opportunity and lets him go. [11] The series were listed in the Top 10 Indian Web Series of 2020, by The Indian Express. Rate. Acting on a lead, Ansari tracks down Taariq, a mechanic who recruited Kabir for the job, but Taariq gives him the slip and escapes. [81] The youth wing of the Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangh, Bharatiya Yuva Gorkha showed concern and demanded ban on the series. Sharma was also the creative producer for Prosit Roy’s Pari. This was the first digital venture of Anushka Sharma’s production house, Clean Slate Filmz. In terms of genre, Paatal Lok is a world-building exercise. And broadcasting minister, Prakash Javadekar to ban the show is Cheeni, played by Mairembam Ronaldo Singh case! 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