Rudra: The Edge Of Darkness: Ajay Devgn Performs Well But Story Misses Indianization
Rudra: The Edge of Darkness is in the news for two reasons, first, Ajay Devgn, and second, Indianized version of the British TV show Luther. While the first episode was well received by the audience, it will be too early to make an opinion on the web series.
DCP Rudra Veer Singh (Ajay Devgn) in the Special Crime Unit of the Mumbai Police is the best mind at work, but he always remains on the radar of the department due to his style of working. Also, his obsession with the police job costs him dearly in terms of a troubled married life. But his job takes him closer to a child prodigy, Dr. Aliyah Choksi (Raashi Khanna) who’s herself a double murder suspect. But the two develop good chemistry.
Highlights Of The Series:
• The slow-burning chemistry of Ajay Devgn and Raashi Khanna is the heart of the crime-thriller
• It looks more western than the original series Luther
• The crime-thriller is made free from fancy cuts or special effects so the scenes move fast
• Satyadeep Mishra as a soft-spoken and unproblematic boyfriend of Devgn’s estranged wife looks good
• Among baddies, KC Shankar has portrayed the character of a blood-chugging superstar painter well
• Hemant Kher also looks good in a scary role
Downside Of The Series:
• The writers miserably failed to truly Indianize the foreign material. Except for Marathi-speaking cops, nothing looks Indian in the series.
• The crime-thriller misses the cultural flavor that other web series of its genre has. It doesn’t have the Pataal Lok-like feel or the Sacred Games.
Reasons For Watching The Series:
• Ajay Devgn portrays the image of a grim and slick cop who isn’t dragging criminals by their collars as he did in Gangaajal and Singham
• The story is kept simple and straight and as closer to the original as possible
• A marvelous display of filmmaking skills by Rajesh Mapuskar
• The chemistry between Ajay Devgn and Raashi Khanna
• Ajay Devgn and Esha Deol debuted on the web with this crime-thriller
• It is the official remake of the British TV Show Luther