Web series name: Undekhi
Undekhi Star cast: Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Harsh Chhaya, Abhishek Chauhan, Apeksha Porwal
Director: Ashish R. Shukla
Rated: 4 out of 5 stars
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Streaming On: Sony Liv
The series starts with DCP Ghosh played by Dibyendu Bhattacharya examining his fellow police officer’s dead body in Sunderbans. He discovers bite marks on the body. The culprits are said to be two runaway tribal girls, who later are introduced in the series as Koyal (Apeksha Porwal) and Kanak (Apurva Soni).
On the other side in Manali, Teji (Anchal Singh) and Daman (Ankur Rathee) are getting married. The show turns ugly when Daman’s father Papaji played by Harsh Chhaya shoots Kanak during her dance performance, who were a part of Daman’s “only men” party.
The whole incident is recorded in Rishi’s camera. Rishi, who is played by Abhishek Chauhan is a mere videographer for the wedding. Rinku (Surya Sharma), who is Papaji’s beloved and a gangster tries to clean up the mess. He gets rid of every possible evidence. Howbeit, Rishi becomes a threat to the groom’s family when he tries to file a report to the police.
The main plot of the story revolves around this incident. The show gets intense when Rinku takes drastic steps to save his Papaji. On the other hand, DCP Ghosh ends up in Manali while searching for Koyal. He stumbles into the marriage incident and becomes a part of it. The chaos of saving Papaji and getting justice to Kanak will bring you to the edge of your seat.
Written by Mohinder Pratap Singh, the show is 10 episodes long, each episode lasting for 30 minutes. Every episode promises a cliffhanger, which will force you to binge-watch the show.
The storyline keeps you engrossed whereas the background score sets the mood. The only letdowns are the harsh cuts between the scenes, which are visible. Also, keeping a track of characters becomes tedious after a while.
Harsh Chhaya steals the show with his performance of a drunk powerful man. On the other hand, Surya Sharma delivers an excellent performance of a desperate gangster going out of his to save his family. No one could have played the character of DCP Ghosh but Dibyendu Bhattacharya, the non-macho yet smart cop trying to get his work done. Apeksha Porwal as a tribal girl, did a splendid job. The Bengali accent with few action scenes added charm to her character.
The genre is thriller which promises nail-biting experience. After every few episodes, there are twists which will surprise you. The only part that will keep you hooked is that every character outsmarts the other. In the end, the only question is who will win?