‘Undekhi’ Review: The SonyLIV Show Is A Serious, Intense Thriller

‘Undekhi’ Review: The SonyLIV Show Is A Serious, Intense Thriller

By Protima Tiwary15 July, 2020 3 min read
‘Undekhi’ Review: The SonyLIV Show Is A Serious, Intense Thriller
An Edge-of-the-Seat Thriller
80%Overall Score

SonyLIV’s latest offering Undekhi begins in the Sunderbans, where cops find the corpse of a forest officer. The action then moves to a wedding in Manali in Himachal Pradesh, at which an adivasi girl is shot dead while dancing. She’s shot because she refuses the groom’s father’s attempts to act fresh with her. An outstation cameraman records the entire event, and soon after, the body vanishes, as do the eyewitnesses. The cameraman and an honest policeman are cornered by the groom’s morally corrupt family, which is aided by the police force. Things get more complicated when the bride learns the truth.

A clear picture of real-life problems

There are many shows that aim to showcase the patriarchy and brutality in north India, but very few of them manage to paint a picture so clear and real. Undekhi will make you angry, leave you awestruck, and makes you want to binge-watch the entire series thanks to unexpected twists and turns.

This is one of those rare shows that examines the toxic masculinity, patriarchy and disregard for law in northern India in a thrilling narrative full of twists that will keep you riveted till the end. You’ll be livid when you see the adivasi girl being manhandled by Papaji (Harsh Chhaya), you’ll wish hell upon Rinku (Surya Sharma), Papaji’s right-hand man, and the Atwal family as they remove her body, you’ll sit at the edge of your seat as Rinku goes on a hunt to kill the dead adivasi girl’s best friend and Rishi (Abhishek Chauhan), the cameraman who captured it all.

An insight into the corrupt world of crime

Rishi’s life turns upside down after the wedding as he realises he has proof of the crime and a boss who doesn’t support his honesty. The Atwal family goes about life as if nothing happened. Papaji’s simple solution of shooting down anyone who bothers them keeps the Atwal family calm and safe. Rinku is free to kidnap and threaten police officials if they get in his way. The ease with which they cover their tracks underscores how deeply embedded corruption is in our system, and how difficult it is for the underprivileged to find justice.

A great script aided by great actors

The crisp script and fine writing are helped by the cast of excellent performers. The intense performances by Harsh Chhaya and Surya Sharma will make you hate Papaji and Rinku, you’ll feel at ease when you see Dibyendu Bhattacharya as DCP Ghosh, and you’ll pray that good things come Rishi’s way as Abhishek Chauhan gets into character as a simple, endearing young man. The star of the show is Surya Sharma, who’s so wonderfully vile that you hate him the minute you see him in the frame.

WATCH OR NOT

At just ten episodes of 30 minutes each, Undekhi makes for a fast-paced, intense watch. It’s got an intelligent, well-scripted story, fine performances and an applause-worthy score score by Anuj Dandit and Shivam Sengupta.

Director: Ashish R. Shukla
Writers: Siddharth Sengupta, Varun Badola, Umesh Padalkar, Mohinder Pratap Singh
Cast: Harsh Chhaya, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Abhishek Chauhan, Surya Sharma, Ayn Zoya
Streaming on: SonyLIV

Tags: #Abhishek Chauhan #Dibyendu Bhattacharya #Harsh Chhaya #SonyLIV #Surya Sharma #Undekhi
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