Hunter bases his business decisions on the idea that Suniel Shetty’s appeal is growing as he gets older. The eight-part series is exclusively a Suniel Shetty production. The actor is given the opportunity to go rogue and to be blatantly moody and full of swag, and he does so with the finest panache. He appears in more than 90% of the frames, and his allure makes it impossible to take your eyes off of him in any of them.
Because to its passionate performances and chic packaging, the action series Hunter Tootega Nahi Todega is a passable watch and slightly engaging. It centres on Vikram Chauhan (Suniel Shetty), a police officer with a dark history and a reputation for brutality. He and his coworker Hooda Kartoos are both parties to a problematic equation (Rahul Dev).
It’s fantastic to see Suniel back at it after taking a break from being an action hero. On screen, he is still as athletic and seems much more modern than he did in the 1990s. Hunter makes the most of that aspect of himself, and that is the USP of the show as well.
The Invisible Lady is the book upon which Hunter is based. The plot revolves around a Mumbai-based organ trafficking crime ring and how Vikram, Suniel’s ACP, becomes involved in it. Although the story isn’t as compelling as I would have hoped, Suniel won’t let you go without letting you experience his entire roller coaster adventure.
In addition to him, Esha Deol is back in the picture, and the two of them appear to be a lethal duo. Throughout the combat scenes, classic throwback songs like Yahoo, Dum Maaro Dum, Jeena Yahaan Marna Yahaan, and many others are performed in metallica versions, which further heighten the tension.
After Suniel, action is Hunter’s strongest selling feature, and for the most part, it delivers. According to the current tendency, the climax prepares for a season 2, and the final two minutes are genuinely extremely exciting. It’s made even more enjoyable by a surpise cameo, which, if you look closely enough, you can see in the caravan as well.
The show has flaws in addition to being enjoyable. The picturization is a little shoddy, especially in the first few episodes. The majority of road shots clearly employ green screens, and with all the VFX available in 2023, I expect much, much better.
However, the plot is less compelling and depends entirely on Suniel. The actor does a good job handling that duty, but after a while, I also desired more from the narrative. The story did not have any particularly high points. It largely followed a steady course. Also, many of the cast members’ performances lacked conviction.
Although the action is Hunter’s plus point, in the initial episodes, the fights seem too choreographed to be taken seriously. Mostly, the series felt technically a few years behind than the time it released.
It goes without saying that Suniel Shetty’s performance is the driving force behind Hunter Tootega Nahi Todega. The action moments showcase the actor’s coolest work. His swag is impossible to miss. But, the performer is not given enough room to internalise the emotive scenes.
Rahul Dev makes himself known. His authentic desi accent is difficult to miss. Yet the performer deserved a more substantial role. His past also needed to be thoroughly investigated. Esha Deol is forced to play a poorly developed character. The remaining cast members are useful.
In Hunter Tootega Nahi Todega, remixes of well-known Bollywood chart-toppers are featured. These songs have been employed quite effectively and provide viewers a burst of adrenaline during some difficult scenes.
Suniel Shetty gets a terrific star vehicle in Hunter Tootega Nahi Todega, demonstrating his continued status as a legitimate action star. But it need a stronger screenplay.