Various OTT Platforms have produced different-different movies and web series related to several historical social issues. These shows and movies aware people of the facts of the incident that take place in history and also give us knowledge about that.
ZEE5 new crime thriller series “Naxalbari” is also based on sensitive social issues of the time. The trailer of the series seems like a highly interesting top-rated action-packed drama that includes bomb blasts, gunfighters, and murders.
Directed Partho Mitra, known for Bollywood movie Koi Aap Sa and Indian soap-opera-like Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, has taken you back in 1967 and talk about the history of Naxalbari, though this special series.
But before watching the historical thriller, it is important to understand what Naxalbari is? So that dots of the series are easily connected and understand.
What is Naxalbari?
Naxalbari is a small village in the Naxalbari CD block. It is located in the Siliguri subdivision of the Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India.
The small village is known for being the site of a 1967 revolt that ultimately led to the Naxalite-Maoist insurgency.
What is the plot of the series?
As explained above, Naxalbari, a crime thriller drama explores Naxalism and its impact on the people fighting it.
The official ZEE5 synopsis reveals that the Naxalbari story revolves around an STF agent Raghav Joshi who is on a secret mission to curtail the revival of a Naxal uprising in Gadchiroli in Maharashtra. But the war becomes too personal as he digs deeper and tries to uncover the larger plan of the uprising.
At the beginning of the series, we see a Naxal attack on the MLA of Maharashtra when he enters the red corridor in Gadchiroli. Police immediately started the investigation and come to know that they want to stop the big politician who wants to buy land for mining.
STF agent Raghav after a big loss decides to take revenge on the Naxalites by shooting guns. The war becomes too big that various innocent men and women of both sides lose their lives in the insurgency.
The we series shot in the jungle of Goa and shows the reality of such type of Naxal areas and the power of money and politics. It reveals various incidents that happened at that time and what are the consequences of that incident.
What is the cast of the series?
Naxalbari star cast includes various strong personalities that make a series a top-rated and worth-watch drama.
Rajeev Khandelwal played the role of Raghav, a secret agent who is on the mission of a Naxal uprising in Gadchiroli. He is a well-known actor who worked in various movies and TV shows such as Shaitan, Reporters, and Table No.21, etc. He also played an awesome role as the military personnel in the 2007 series Left Right Left.
Satyadeep Misra appears in the character of Pahan in the 2020 series. He debuted in the Hindi cinema with the movie No one killed Jessica and done various movies later on. He last played the role of Darshan in the 2020 Netflix horror movie Kaali Khuhi.
Aamir Ali played the role of Kewani in the series. He is the owner of the FICA, the mining company, and a game-changer. He appeared in various TV serials such as Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, Ek Hasina Thi, Navrangi Re!, Black Widows, and others.
The other personalities that are part of the series are Shakti Anand as Binu, Sreejita De as Prakruti, Tina Dutta as Ketki.
Where to watch the series Naxalbari?
The new web series Naxalbari is streaming on OTT platforms Zee5 Original on November 28, 2020. Watch online and download the ten episodes of the series available on both platforms.
Zee5 has an all-access pack at Rs 999 per year of Rs 99 per month where users can stream the service on five devices simultaneously.