Raktanchal was launched today and fans were too excited for the new web series. However, the series failed to meet the expectation. It seems as a LITE version of Gangs of Wasseypur or Sacred Games or Mirzapur. Have is our review for Raktanchal.
Set in the 1980s, Raktanchal tells the story of Waseem Khan (Nikitin Dheer) who rules the tender mafia in Purvanchal. He is also involved in the smuggling of arms and ammunition. His power is challenged by the anti-hero Vijay Singh (Kranti Prakash Jha), who held high morals and yearned to become a civil servant until Waseem’s gang murdered his father. While Singh is determined to avenge his father’s murder, Khan is determined to hold on to his power come what may. The likes of Anurag Kashyap (Gangs of Wasseypur) and Ram Gopal Varma (Satya) have already familiarised the audience to the mafia world of India. Even web series like Sacred Games, Mirzapur, and now Paatal Lok have contributed to the evolution of the Indian screen gangster. So, with Raktanchal, director Ritam Srivastava hasn’t created anything which we haven’t watched before.
If you are expecting the series to be similar to Gangs of Wasseypur or Sacred Games or Mirzapur, we are sure that you will be disappointed. So, do not keep your hopes high with Raktanchal.
The trailer of the series was launched on May 24, 2020. Have a look:
Nikitin Dheer gets a splendid opportunity to play the role of the mafia leader who displays his power and connections to rule over the tender and coal mining nexus. Gang wars erupt between Waseem Khan played by Nikitin Dheer and Vijay Singh played by Kranti Prakash Jha. Vijay Singh digs into Waseem’s territory by getting some of the cash-rich contracts for infrastructural developments and this does not go unnoticed under Waseem’s watch. The cast of ‘Raktanchal’ looks promising which includes:
- Vikram Kochhar
- Soundarya Sharma
- Pramod Pathak
- Chitranjan Tripathi
- Ronjini Chakraborty
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