Releasing Date:- 13 Oct, 2023
Cinema:- Web Series (Hindi)
Streaming on:- Disney+ Hotstar
Critic’s Rating:- 3.5/5
Avg. Users’ Rating:- 3.3/5
IMDb Rating:- 7.0/10
Cast & Crew:-
Director:- Milan Luthria
Actor:- Anupriya Goenka, Mouni Roy, Vinay Pathak, Sunil Palwal,
Tahir Raj Bhasin, Mehreen Pirzada, Nishant Dahiya
SULTAN OF DELHI SEASON 1:-
Story:- The show follows the lives of a survivor of the 1947 Partition, Arjun Bhatia, as he climbs to dominance in Delhi’s underworld.
SULTAN OF DELHI SEASON 1 REVIEW:-
‘Sultan of Delhi’ is a riveting gangster drama series that brings viewers to the turbulent era of 1962 Delhi and delves into the city’s underbelly. The show is based on Arnab Ray’s novel “Sultan of Delhi: Ascension” and is directed by Milan Luthria, who also co-wrote the nine-part series with Suparn S Verma. The story is full of drama, romance, adventure, and the enduring bonds of friendship, making it a compelling watch.
The voyage of Arjun Bhatia (Tahir Raj Bhasin) is essential to the plot. He arrives in Delhi, a city in the grip of political and militant upheaval, as a young lad who experienced the horrors of Partition. His desire to overcome the pains of his past leads him into the criminal world, beginning with the arms trade and collaborating with his friend Bangali (Anjumm Shharma).
They enter the world of criminal commerce together, guided by Jagan Seth (Vinay Pathak). The series is filled with traditional noir characteristics such as betrayal, power conflicts, ego battles, and the building of empires. Arjun’s love story with Sanjana (Mehreen Pirzada) provides a sweet and personal depth to the crime amidst all the brutality and intrigue.
One of the show’s merits is its timing and the way it develops the tale in layers, which keeps viewers completely involved. It also avoids categorizing characters as either heroes or villains, allowing for more complex character development. Having said that, the story swings across timelines and generations to highlight the protagonist’s ups and downs. While the on-screen years help viewers keep track, the show only partially portrays the look and feel of the 1960s, and the dialogue feels out of place at times.
Tahir Raj Bhasin excels as Arjun Bhatia, who undergoes a dramatic change during the series. Anjumm Shharma’s portrayal of Bangali embodies the essence of a devoted companion, evoking legendary Bollywood pairings such as ‘Jai Veeru.’ Vinay Pathak’s portrayal of Jagan Seth achieves an ideal combination of empathy and brutality. Although Nishant Dahiya’s portrayal of the adversary, Rajender Pratap Singh, is noteworthy, Anupriya Goenka’s portrayal of Shankari Devi steals the show. Among the other female leads, Mouni Roy is stunning as Nayantara. Mehreen Pirzada and Harleen Sethi both win hearts with their straightforward portrayals of Bhatia’s love interests.
Overall, ‘Sultan Of Delhi’ translates Arnab Ray’s book into a compelling series that captures the essence of a dramatic and turbulent period in Delhi’s history. While it may be loved as pulp and pop culture, it does homage to the source material, making it an interesting watch for fans of historical crime dramas.
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