The popular Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma shared the first trailer of Paatal Lok, a new crime drama series that will be arriving soon on Amazon Prime. The series is produced by her own production company, Clean Slate Films and Amazon Prime Video. The trailer was a bit more than three minutes and gave us a glimpse into this crime story.
The protagonist of the series is Inspector Hathi Ram Chaudhary. He is a washed-out cop from Delhi who is in charge of a high-profile case. There is an attempt to assassinate a famous journalist, for which four suspects are apprehended. However, the case is not as straightforward as it may seem at first glance. It is a wicked labyrinth that leads Inspector Chaudhary to the risky back streets of the netherworld, aka Paatal Lok.
The series seems to have been inspired by mythological realms such as Swargalok (heaven), Dharti Lok (earth), and Patal Lok (netherworld). It is expected to take a deep dive into the interactions among the four estates of democracy. Jaideep Ahlawat (Commando, Raazi) plays the lead role of Inspector Hathi Ram Chaudhary. The cast also includes actors like Gul Panag and Neeraj Kabi, who plays Sanjeev Mehra, a well-known journalist.
The creator of this neo-noir series is Sudip Sharma, who said – “Paatal Lok is every creator’s dream.” He further added that the story is Indian at its heart but will also appeal to the international audience due to its characters and themes, which will keep the viewers at the edge of their seats.
The trailer looks promising, and the cast is solid.Let’s hope the show can fulfill its promises and meet the expectations. The audience has already declared their love for crime dramas such as Sacred Games (Netflix) and Mirzapur (Amazon Prime Video). Now it will be interesting to see whether or not Paatal Lok will be able to win their hearts.