The Indian Detective

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  • 2017
  • 1 Season
  • 6.5  (3,516)

The Indian Detective is a four-part Netflix series that features Russell Peters as Doug D’Mello, a police officer in Toronto. The series is both a drama and a comedy with a mix of Bollywood-styled song and dance routines. The story is about Doug, a cop who loves to crack jokes and lives in his own world. One day, while on suspension, he gets a phone call from his dad (Anupam Kher) back home in Mumbai. His dad needs his help to solve a murder case that the Mumbai police has filed away as a suicide.

Doug arrives in Mumbai and starts investigating the case, not realizing how deeply he will get involved. He discovers that the victim was about to expose a corruption scandal that involved his dad’s shady business dealings. Along the way, Doug meets a feisty lawyer named Priya (Mishqah Parthiephal) who provides him with some help and a lot of love interest.

As he investigates deeper, Doug uncovers a complex web of corruption and the involvement of the Mumbai police force in a dangerous drug cartel. The case takes him to different parts of the city and gets him embroiled in situations that he is ill-equipped to handle. His journey also helps him connect with his roots and understand his father better.

The Indian Detective works well as a comedy as well as a fish-out-of-water drama. Set in Mumbai, the series provides an insight into the city’s multi-faceted complexities - from its unrelenting traffic to its crowded bazaars.

Russell Peters, known worldwide for his stand-up, does a good job as Doug, the wise-cracking detective who is quick with a retort. But, at times, his performance feels forced, and he appears to be trying a bit too hard to be funny.

Anupam Kher as Doug’s dad brings gravitas to the role, and his scenes with Peters are particularly effective. He gives a nuanced performance as a man caught between his corrupt business practices and his love for his son.

Mishqah Parthiephal provides a love-interest subplot and has good chemistry with Peters. She plays Priya, a smart, independent lawyer who becomes embroiled in the case with Doug.

The show is shot well, and the colors of Mumbai provide a beautiful backdrop to the action. The music, too, is a strong point, combining Bollywood and Western musical styles to create a unique soundtrack.

The Indian Detective is a welcome change from the usual serious police dramas, and its humor and warmth make for an enjoyable watch. While not without its flaws, it is a fun and entertaining ride.

The Indian Detective is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on November 23, 2017.

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Episode 4
4. Episode 4
Doug flies back to Toronto and races to stop a shipment at the border. Meanwhile, Priya rushes to present compelling evidence against Gopal Chandekar.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
Doug and Priya turn their focus to a man who's been doing the Chandekars' dirty work. Doug asks Robyn to check in on an officer who may be in danger.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
Doug and Priya search for a missing Canadian traveler who could have important information. In Toronto, Robyn and Rocco start to follow leads.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
Suspended from his police job in Toronto, Doug visits his father in Mumbai and connects with a lawyer who seeks his help with a murder investigation.
Where to Watch The Indian Detective
The Indian Detective is available for streaming on the Netflix website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Indian Detective on demand at Netflix, Amazon, Vudu and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    November 23, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (3,516)