Pratik Gandhi and Richa Chadha, The Great Indian Murder!
Every murder has a riveting story behind it, here, there are many this February, who witness a saga of crime, politics and vengeance. Genre Mysteries. Cast includes Pratik Gandhi from the famous web series Scam 1992, Richa Chadha, Ashutosh Rana, Jatin Goswami, Raghuvir Yadav, Sharib Hashimi, Shashank Arora, Amey Wagh, Mani and ensemble.
Storyline: The 32-year-old Vicky Rai is one the cunning and owner of the Rai Group of industries, he is also the sone of the Home Minister of Chhattisgarh, Jagannath Rai. Vicky got murdered in cold blood at a party arranged by him to celebrate his acquittal in a rape and murder case of two shelter homegirls. There are six suspects surrounding the murder and comes across the radar of the case’s investigating officers DCP Sudha Bhardwaj and Suraj Yadav of Central Bureau of Investigation. Vicky’s case has also put an unintended halt in his father political career that he tries to win it by fair or foul means, even after his son’s death. The Great Indian Murder is about exploring several versions of a single murder, a story that Sudha and Suraj weave through their investigations. The while being about the murder is not completely focusing on the crime only. It spreads out to tell the story of people who are said to be the suspects.
The starts of the Great Indian Murder are Mani and Shashank Arora. The two come in to play the most emotional part and end up adding their flavour to it. Jatin Goswami plays Vicky with all the hate in him. He beats people, kicks them and you have to hate him for the very first scene. The actor does quite an impressive job. Richa and Partdeserved deeper and more layered parts. They do complete justice to whatever they have given, but that is just enough. We have seen them do many complex things with ease.
The fact that the show mainly explores the suspects is good, but this is also where the narrative dips. While the suspects of course take the centre stage, est all becomes one tone. Richa Chadha and Pratik Gandhi’s cops are characters that could have had their own separate world and meatier one, but that doesn’t happen. This clearly separates the show into two parts. The strong flashbacks and half-backed present. The music in the series doesn’t help it to complete the experience .
Tigmanshu Dhulia does leave his comfort zone to make the show, but some notes do fall loose. It isn’t a bad show, it is a decent watch that could have been more fun if a few more things were looked after.