Paatal Lok Review – Today, we are reviewing Amazon Prime’s latest series, Paatal Lok. This series based on Indian Mythology. Watch the full article.
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|Genres –||Mythology, Crime, Thriller.|
|Platform–||Amazon Prime Video.|
|Director –||Avinash Arun, Prosit Roy.|
|Duration –||43 – 53 Minutes.|
Paatal Lok Web Series Cast –
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Honest Paatal Lok Review –
Recently Amazon Prime Video released its one of the most anticipated series Paatal Lok and became a sensation among the masses overnight.
I, as a viewer, was also excited for the show after I saw the trailer. It looked something like Sacred Games, The Family Man, and even Asur. So, is it that good?
Since most of you think reviewing sounds fun, today we are going to tell you about Paatal Lok. We will tell you what worked and what didn’t work for us and finally, is it worth a watch. So, watch the full article to know our perspective on the show and then decide if you want to go for it or not.
The story starts with the capture of 4 goons accused of conspiracy to murder of a particular journalist. The investigation case is given to the lead character Hathi Ram Chaudhary, played by Jaideep Ahlawat, and from this moment, the story of Paatal Lok begins.
The 9 episodes are dedicated to Chaudhary’s quest to find answers and face the hurdles coming his way. The storyline constantly revolves around 3 major terms; Swarg Lok, Prithvi Lok, and Paatal Lok, at least metaphorically.
Swarg Lok is demonstrated as the home of powerful. The people who control the system, who run the world and who do whatever they want without caring about people under them.
The Prithvi Lok consists of normal people. People who work hard to earn a living and sometimes, act as a bridge between Swarg Lok and Paatal Lok.
And finally, Paatal Lok is where the lower-class families reside. The people who sometimes go out of order and try to disrupt the living of the other 2 Loks.
The story has many layers and themes, some of them beyond our understanding. So, let’s start with what worked for us Performances The most brilliant aspect of the series is its performances.
Almost every character has lived the role and none of them seems out of order. Jaideep Ahlawat playing the character of Hathi Ram Chaudhary is terrific as a helpless cop. He successfully represents the people of Prithvi Lok who have to fight Paatal Lok just to save people from Swarg Lok.
Neeraj Kabi as Rajeev Mehra succeeds in showing the true nature of Journalism in the country. His portrayal of the representative of Swarg Lok is honest. Beyond these 2 main leads, actors like Gul Panag, Abhishek Banerjee, Ishwak Singh gave a mind-blowing performance in the show.
Even the child actors have done justice to the role and cannot be questioned. If not for anything, this show should be watched for the performances of the actors. Even the dogs in this show gave good performances, and became a hero.
You’ll get our point when you watch the show. Direction and Writing One of the things that will impress you is the brilliant direction and writing of the show.
Created by Sudip Sharma, who previously worked on Udta Punjab and NH10, this show will keep you gripped for most of the places. Avinash Arun and Pari fame Prosit Roy took full advantage of the opportunity they were provided as the director of the show.
The creators had made people be on the edge of their seats in most of the episodes. Special mention to Anushka Sharma who backed the project.
This must be the best venture under her production. Besides the main plot of the show, one thing that caught my eye is how the creators managed to add certain issues faced by the people in the country daily so bluntly.
Be it the communal hatred, cast issues, corruption, spreading of fake news, devolving of news media, and finally, how the powerful crushes the powerless.
The show does feel boring at times, but overall, the makers did a commendable job in making the series grippy and intense.
Second Half Honestly speaking, I did feel kind of bored in the middle episodes. The story was getting complicated with each episode and I had doubts about the plot.
But then came the second half, mainly, the last 2 episodes. The makers had previously provided few points in between the episodes which come together in the last episode.
The ending was a little unpredictable, at least for me, and depicts the true nature of power and the system of the country.
There was a line in the show, “This system may look flawed but is actually a well-oiled machinery. Every part knows its work, and the part who don’t is not replaced.”
Another thing which I liked was that the show ended without a cliff hanger. This is so rare nowadays. The story feels pretty much complete and you can watch the show without waiting for the next season for another 1 year.
And now, what didn’t work for us Plot Besides good direction and performances, the plot of the show did feel repetitive or something you have seen before.
A cop who gets fired from his work continues to work, just to prove himself and the other people that he is worth something.
This plot has been used a lot in the past few years and kind of feel redundant here. Another aspect that I need to focus on is the sense that this show has many mythological elements like Asur or Sacred Games had.
Well, not really. Unlike Asur, the use of mythological terms or people is just used as a reference to the characters, depending on their situation or condition. These references, to be honest, didn’t work as much as expected. We can let this go. Abhishek Banerjee’s Role Alright.
So, one aspect in which I genuinely felt betrayed was with Abhishek Banerjee’s role. If you have seen the trailer, you’ll be mesmerized just by the look actor had in it. He looked like a psychotic killer and seem like he was going to give a performance of his lifetime.
The actor has performed exceptionally well in the previous roles. Be it in Mirzapur, Stree, or Humorously yours. So, without a doubt, I was looking forward to it. But I was betrayed.
Abhishek Banerjee’s character “Hathoda Tyagi”, despite being one of the main characters, doesn’t get too much of screen time.
You’ll hardly see him in the middle episodes. The character was built up really good but it was all for nothing.
You’ll see people talking about him much more than him talking. So, the final question, Is it worth it? Yes.
Despite having a few flaws, this show is really good. It provides you with a good crime thriller and keeps you gripped till the end. It’s an ambitious show, both in terms of its narrative and its themes.
Paatal Lok is an intense exploration of Indian immorality, but also a celebration of our ingenuity. Is it like Sacred Games and Asur? No, it’s different and in some cases, much more. It’s a sure-fire success for Amazon Prime.
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