Netflix on Friday unveiled the first trailer of its upcoming crime series Khakee: The Bihar Chapter, created by Neeraj Pandey and starring Karan Tacker. They previously worked together on the Disney+ series Hotstar Special OPS.
The trailer opens with a voiceover that takes us back to a time when Bihar had the highest crime rate in the country as well as the lowest conviction rate. Within the next minute, we see cops on the trail of violent criminals, gunfights, political machinations and other problems. “Vipaksh ke liye mudda, police ke liye chunauti, aur janta ke liye… bhagwan ki marzi (These issues were a topic for politicians, a challenge for the police, but for the public they were God’s will),” the voiceover continues.
We see glimpses of the violence and corruption that the show says have gripped the state. Khakee: The Bihar Chapter is similar to Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur films, mixed with SonyLIV’s Maharani series, starring Huma Qureshi. According to Netflix, this crime series follows an epic battle between two men on both sides of the law – one a feared gang lord and the other fiercely upright Indian police officer Amit Lodha.
Neeraj Pandey, who is best known for A Wednesday and MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, said the series is set in 2000 and was shot on location in Bihar and Jharkhand under the direction of Bhav Dhulia. Pandey joins a long list of well-known Hindi filmmakers with projects in the pipeline on Netflix. Others include Vishal Bhardwaj, Raj & DK, Vasan Bala and Abhishek Chaubey.
Produced by Friday Storytellers, the project also stars Avinash Tiwary, Ashutosh Rana, Ravi Kishan, Anup Soni, Jatin Sarna, Nikita Dutta, Abhimanyu Singh, Aishwarya Sushmita and Shraddha Das.
The show, whose title suggests it belongs to some kind of anthology, will be released on Netflix at an undisclosed date.
From A Wednesday, Special 26, Baby to Aiyaary and Special OPS, after impressing the audience with his interesting cop-based projects, filmmaker Neeraj Pandey has now opened the ‘Bihar chapter’ of crime series Khakee: The Bihar Chapter, starring Karan Tacker. While Khakee: The Bihar Chapter marks the second collaboration between Neeraj and Karan, this time the filmmaker took inspiration from the true story of how Bihar’s most dangerous criminal was caught. Bringing his unique narrative to this quintessential battle between good and evil, Neeraj’s series not only witnesses the encounter between Karan and Avinash Tiwary but also takes the audience on a journey of how good and evil cannot exist without each other. Looking ahead to their wild Netflix series, the makers unveiled the trailer for their upcoming series on Friday.
While announcing the same, Neeraj took to his official Twitter account and dropped a teaser with the caption, “Presenting the trailer of Khakee: The Bihar Chapter. A labor of love, sweat and tears led by our director Bhav Dhulia. As always, I look forward to your encouragement and blessings. Coming soon to Netflix!”
The much-anticipated trailer takes viewers back to a time when the state was plagued with the highest crime rate in the country and the lowest conviction rate. The video begins by showing a group of police officers surrounding a settlement that appears to be a hotbed of criminal activity. Over the next minute, the video shows gunfights, police trail behind violent crimes, political machinations and many other issues including views of prominent actors in the show like Ashutosh Rana, Anup Soni, Jatin Sarna, Ravi Kishan, Nikita Dutta and Abhimanyu Singh. other.
The voiceover continues, “Vipaksh ke liye mudda, police ke liye chunauti, aur janta ke liye… bhagwan ki marzi (These issues were a topic for politicians, a challenge for the police, but for the public they were God’s will).”
Although not directly hinted at by Netflix, the series is believed to refer to the early 2000s when Lord Vijay Samrat held supreme control over criminal activities in the heart of Bihar. There is no denying the fact that fans can’t wait to enjoy the series and it won’t be wrong to say that Khakee: The Bihar Chapter will find its similarity with Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur and Huma Qureshi’s Maharani.
Apart from the aforementioned star cast, the series will also feature Aishwarya Sushmita and Shraddha Das.