Starring: Sonakshi Sinha, Vijay Varma, Gulshan Devaiah, Sohum Shah, Zoa Morani, Sanghmitra Hitaishi
Directors: Reema Kagti, Ruchika Oberoi
A riveting thrill ride, 'Dahaad' on Prime Video, stands out as one of the finest Hindi thrillers in recent memory. The eight-part series is an engrossing crime thriller led by outstanding acting by all the actors and a script with zero loopholes.
With Sinha as Police Officer Anjali Bhaati, Devaiah as Station House Officer (SHO) Devi Lal Singh, and Varma as the chilling serial killer Anand Swarnakar, the series offers a spellbinding narrative that grabs hold of its audience and never lets go.
The plot revolves around a cat-and-mouse chase between Bhaati, an astute and determined police officer, and Anand Swarnakar, a cunning and highly manipulative serial killer. The intricate web of clues, mind games, and intense confrontations keeps viewers on tenterhooks as the gripping story unfolds. As the investigation progresses, Bhaati finds herself working closely with SHO Devi Lal Singh and senior colleague Kailash Parghi (Shah). Together, they must use all their skills to catch the serial killer, a monster who lives a double life and hides in plain sight.
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Sinha delivers a remarkable performance in the series. Her portrayal of a fearless and resilient police officer driven by an unwavering pursuit of justice and standing against social malpractices like casteism and objectification of women is both captivating and convincing. Sinha brings depth and authenticity to her character, making her the anchor of the series.
Varma's performance as the antagonist Anand Swarnakar is spine-chilling. He perfectly embodies a serial killer with a twisted psyche and sinister charisma, leaving a lasting impression.
All the actors, including the minor character artists of the series, deliver flawless and natural acting throughout the series.
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The series is well-written and expertly directed, with each episode leaving you wanting more. The tension builds steadily throughout the series, with plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing until the end.
Overall, 'Dahaad' is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys a good thriller. It is a well-crafted, nail-biting series that will keep you hooked from start to finish. Highly recommended!