Shah Rukh Khan’s production Betaal, a zombie-thriller, releases on Netflix today. The web series stars Viineet Kumar, Aahana Kumra, Suchitra Pillai, Jitendra Joshi, and Manjiri Pupala among others.
Set during the British colonial rule, the zombie-thriller Betaal involves an old evil spirit that is unleashed along with zombie redcoats. As far as acting is considered Viineet Kumar has nailed it again with his brilliant acting skills after Mukkabaaz. The location and story is very engaging. The best thing about series it has not been stretched. This is a must watch series for people during the lockdown. The series acts as an incredibly brave show that brings to light issues which other film-makers and creators would shy from. State excesses in the form of manufacturing naxalities to cover up encounters and make way for corporates to take over mineral-rich land is shown in an extremely powerful and hard hitting manner through the show. The series acts as a great start for zombie movies in India. Fans of zombie themed films will definitely enjoy this. On the other hand, people will likely compare this to “kingdom” series, which won’t be fair for the web show. Betaal has its own unique quirky vive and second to none.
Betaal: Official Trailer
Betaal stars Viineet Kumar (Mukkabaaz), Aahana Kumra (Lipstick Under My Burkha), Suchitra Pillai (Karkash), Jitendra Joshi (Kaakan), Manjiri Pupala (Party), and Syna Anand (Mere Pyare Prime Minister), with supporting roles for Jatin Goswami (Babumoshai Bandookbaaz), Siddharth Menon (Chhappad Phaad Ke), Yashwant Wasnik (Bajirao Mastani), and Savita Bajaj (Uski Roti).
Patrick Graham (Ghoul) is the showrunner, writer, and director on Betaal, alongside Nikhil Mahajan (Baji) as director and Suhani Kanwar (Lipstick Under My Burkha) as a writer. Graham and Kanwar have previously worked together on Leila. Betaal has been executive produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse, known for low-budget horror films such as Get Out, Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Insidious, Halloween, The Invisible Man, and SK Global Entertainment, the combined entity of Hell or High Water-maker Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Crazy Rich Asians-maker Ivanhoe Pictures. Betaal is the second Netflix production in India for both Blumhouse Productions and Red Chillies, which have earlier given us Ghoul and Bard of Blood, respectively.
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