Paatal Lok

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  • TV-MA
  • 2020
  • 1 Season
  • 8.1  (64,272)

Paatal Lok is a crime thriller series produced by Anushka Sharma and created by Sudip Sharma. The show premiered on Amazon Prime Video in May 2020 and is set in Delhi, India. The series follows Hathiram Chaudhary, a cynical cop played by Jaideep Ahlawat, who is tasked with investigating a failed assassination attempt on a high-profile journalist. Along with his team, Chaudhary begins to unravel a web of political and criminal conspiracies that go much deeper than he anticipated, leading him to the dark and foreboding underworld of Paatal Lok.

The show explores a range of themes including crime, corruption, social inequality, and religious tensions. Set against the backdrop of modern-day India, the series offers a stark critique of the country's political and social landscape. Despite its dark and gritty subject matter, Paatal Lok manages to captivate viewers with its intense storytelling, nuanced characters, and breathtaking cinematography.

One of the standout aspects of Paatal Lok is the exceptional performances by the cast, particularly by Jaideep Ahlawat in the lead role. Ahlawat's portrayal of Chaudhary is both complex and nuanced, showing his struggles with his personal and professional life as he uncovers the truth behind the assassination attempt. Neeraj Kabi, who plays the journalist Sanjeev Mehra, also delivers a powerful performance, showing the character's arrogance and inner turmoil as he grapples with his own past.

The supporting cast of the show is equally impressive, featuring a diverse range of talented actors who bring their characters to life with authenticity and depth. Abhishek Banerjee, who plays Hathoda Tyagi, a contract killer hired to carry out the assassination attempt, delivers a terrifyingly convincing portrayal of a man driven by revenge and violence. Swastika Mukherjee, who plays Dolly, an unhappy housewife trapped in an unhappy marriage, also gives a standout performance, showcasing her character's vulnerability and resilience in the face of adversity.

In addition to its strong performances, Paatal Lok is also notable for its impressive production values. The show's creators have paid meticulous attention to detail in recreating the gritty, dimly-lit world of the Delhi slums and criminal underworld. The cinematography is masterful, using shadow and light to heighten the tension and create a sense of foreboding throughout the series.

Overall, Paatal Lok is a compelling and sophisticated crime thriller series that delivers on multiple levels. With its complex characters, gripping storyline, and impressive production values, the show is a masterclass on how to create compelling, thought-provoking television. It is a must-watch for fans of crime dramas, but also anyone looking for a challenging and engaging viewing experience.

Paatal Lok is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (9 episodes). The series first aired on May 15, 2020.

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Swarg ka Dwaar
9. Swarg ka Dwaar
May 15, 2020
Even as he is on the run from a bunch of dangerous men, Hathi Ram manages to piece together the entire jigsaw puzzle. He is finally nabbed by the men and is brought face to face with the menacing Gwala Gujjar. Hathi Ram manages to evade a certain death by letting Gwala on to some of the startling discoveries that he has made in the pursuit of the case. Sanjeev's pride at his takeover of the business is bursted by Hathi Ram's shocking revelations to him. Hathi Ram is grudgingly handed back his badge by the Police Department. Tyagi discovers the truth about Master ji and that leads him to fulfilling his childhood prophecy. Sanjeev and Dolly reconcile, but Sanjeev continues to maintain his cacophonous rhetoric in his public persona, painting himself as the
Black Widow
8. Black Widow
May 15, 2020
Following Tyagi's political links, Hathi Ram comes across a mysterious woman who turns out to be the missing link between Tyagi and Tope Singh's story.
7. Badlands
May 15, 2020
Hathi Ram travels to Chitrakoot to pick up the missing threads from where he last left them. Further details emerge on Tyagi's mysterious 'Masterji' and Tyagi's close emotional bond with him.
The past is prologue
6. The past is prologue
May 15, 2020
Hathi Ram travels into the past of Kabir and Cheeni, and that makes him further convinced that the CBI's 'terrorism theory' is fabricated. Hathi Ram's son lands into serious trouble with the bad guys.
Of fathers and sons
5. Of fathers and sons
May 15, 2020
Hathi Ram, suspended from his job, struggles to keep himself away from the case while dealing with rising issues at home. Sanjeev Mehra makes a dubious populist move that does not go well with Sara.
Sleepless in Seelampur
4. Sleepless in Seelampur
May 15, 2020
Hathi Ram confronts Sanjeev for defying his explicit instructions and going on air with details regarding an ongoing investigation, but Sanjeev is defiant. The story on Hathoda Tyagi puts Sanjeev back into the limelight and he starts forming a plan to cash in on the renewed interest in him. He offers Kapoor, his old nemesis, a helping hand in his attempt to take over the news channel. The data recovered from Tope Singh's phone provides Hathi Ram further evidence to piece together the puzzle, but the investigation soon hits a roadblock as a key absconding suspect is found dead under mysterious circumstances. To top it all, a procedural screw up gets leaked to the media and lands Hathi Ram in serious trouble with the bosses.
A history of violence
3. A history of violence
May 15, 2020
Hathi Ram reaches Chitrakoot and meets Tyagi's family and school teacher. He comes to know of the beginning of Tyagi's criminal record, and the people Tyagi worked for.
Lost and Found
2. Lost and Found
May 15, 2020
Hathi Ram and Ansari use every technique in the book to interrogate the four suspects. Finally, Hathi Ram manages to break one of them. His heartfelt confession leads to a certain
1. Bridges
May 15, 2020
Inspector Hathi Ram Chaudhary is going through his dead beat job when he lands up a big investigation. Three men and a woman have been arrested for the attempt to murder a big prime time journalist Sanjeev Mehra, and Hathi Ram is asked to build a case. Meanwhile, for Mehra, this news couldn't have come at a worse time for he struggles with problems at work and a boss who wants to fire him. Sanjeev's marriage with his wife Dolly is already treading through choppy waters, and they both don't have the emotional means to handle this sudden and shocking news of the assassination attempt. As Hathi Ram gets on with the investigation, he realizes that the four
Where to Watch Paatal Lok
Paatal Lok is available for streaming on the Amazon Studios website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Paatal Lok on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    May 15, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (64,272)