Nowhere close to season one
65%Overall Score

Having successfully kidnapped Chief Minister Kushwant Lal Handa, Prithvi Singh and his team return in season two to see their plan to fruition. In order to save his dying wife, Prithvi must ensure that she receives a bone marrow transplant from the CM. But, their plans are botched and the team has no choice but to shelter in a dilapidated old house in the middle of nowhere. When the police and the ATS arrive on the scene, assuming that there are terrorists inside the house, Prithvi and team find themselves trapped in a prison of their own making.

This time, the captors become the captive

Picking up where things left off in season one, season two begins with a hopeful Prithvi Singh (Ronit
Bose Roy) going over the plan for the umpteenth time with Aman (Aashim Gulati). The team has
decided to fly to Nepal and operate on Chief Minister Kushwant Lal Handa (Dalip Tahil) there, in order to save Saba (Shriswara), Prithvi’s wife. However, for all of Prithvi’s fussing, things don’t go according to plan. Subramanian (Mohan Kapoor) tracks them down and Prithvi, along with Saba, the CM, Aman,
Sarah (Faezeh Jalali) and Peter (Amit Sial), must hide inside a ramshackle old mansion that once
served as a safehouse.

When the noise of gunfire alerts the police and the ATS, Prithvi and his team become trapped
indoors, with no means of escape. This is when Ayesha Khan (Divya Dutta), an ace police
negotiator, arrives on the scene to negotiate with the ‘terrorists’ hiding inside the mansion. Those
who’ve watched Money Heist will be quick to note that Dutta’s character style has definitely drawn
inspiration from the show’s negotiator, Raquel (the very same bun and the habit of twirling a
pencil between her fingers when she negotiates with Prithvi on the phone). Let’s just say that the
similarities to the Spanish crime drama don’t end there.

With the media camped outside and the ATS crew on alert, led by ATS Chief Karnail Singh
(Kanwaljit Singh), things slowly become difficult for those trapped indoors. The irony is not lost on
the viewers – Prithvi and his team, who once held people hostage, are now the cornered ones.

Too many cooks…

It seems as if there are more new characters than you can count this season. We’re introduced to
Isha Andrews (Shibani Dandekar), a frosty and loaded businesswoman and her psycho associate,
Ranbir (Dino Morea), both of whom have a dark side. Then there’s Shikha (Shweta Basu Prasad),
a frustrated investigative journalist doggedly chasing the truth; Kanika, yet another reporter
who disappears halfway through the season; Shanaya Sahani (Shilpa Shukla) whose talents are
wasted here.

Then there’s the issue of sloppy writing

There are plenty of unbelievable moments. For instance, Saba insists on speaking to her daughter in the midst of the turmoil that’s going on inside the dilapidated mansion. The manner in which Ayesha Khan puts two and two together in the final episode is pretty farfetched. As a result, the drama falls flat.

What will probably keep you going through the series, if you’re the kind who likes to finish things, is Roy’s stellar performance. But if you’re watching with great expectations after season one, you will be in for a disappointment.

Creators: Sachin Krishn, Sudhir Mishra
Starring: Ronit Bose Roy, Kanwaljit Singh, Divya Dutta, Dino Morea, Shibani Dandekar, Aashim
Gulati, Mohan Kapoor, Amit Sial, Dalip Tahil
Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar


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