Star Cast: Vineet Kumar, Suchitra Pillai, Ahana Kumra and Jeetendra Joshi.
Director: Patrick Graham, Nikhil Mahajan
Producer: Red Chillies Entertainment, Blumhouse Productions, SK Global Entertainment
Betaal Release in Netflix on 24th May, Betaal is a Netflix original web series. It is Produced by Red Chillies Entertainmnet and Star by Vineet Kumar, Suchitra Pillai, Ahana Kumra and Jeetendra Joshi.The story of the web series is of a tribal village. Where a contractor named Ajay Mudlavan is building a highway. But the villagers oppose this. There is an old tunnel, which has to be opened and connected to the highway. There is pressure on Mudlavan for this that the Chief Minister is going to worship soon. At the same time, under the pressure of Mudlavan, a special force named Baz Squad reaches to evacuate the village. Tyagi is the head of this force. At the same time, Vikram Sirohi is leading the team.
When the force reaches the tunnel opening after evacuating the village, an old woman and some tribals from the village stand with guns to stop it. The villagers warn the Force and Vikram that there is a devil in the tunnel. But the force attacks them by calling them Naxalites. The tunnel is then opened. As soon as the tunnel is opened, problems begin for the force. There are some strange devils in it. Tyagi and half the team fall prey to him. Now to know whether Vikram will be able to save everyone, you will have to watch the web series.
The makers of such series have discovered that the makers of real zombie films should be ashamed. If you have seen Train to Busan, World War Z, 28 Days or Night of the Living Dead, then you will feel yourself wondering why did you start watching this series? Vineet Kumar Singh has signed this series and earlier Bard of Blood only in the name of Shah Rukh Khan's production house or he really likes both these topics, I am going to ask him in the next meeting.
Vineet is a very observant and dedicated actor. The problem of those who make these websites is that they are not able to create a character worthy of them. Ahna Kumara does not get cast in her character from anywhere. She is right that any male artist could do this role, then what was the need to make a female character here? There is nothing to do here for Suchitra Pillai except that the hair is black and white. If the character of Jeetendra Joshi was written in a proper manner, then the matter could have been made.
the technical side of the web series is also very weak. Shooting seems to have been done without proper lighting on moving cameras. There is no research in costume. Makeup is also very cheap. It seems that the Netflix company is getting Ramadhir Singh of Gangs of Wasseypur one after the other. Half a year has passed, a kind of Hindi cinema or series, these people have not been able to release yet. Everything is closed from all sides. The next number is again from Anurag Kashyap's film Choked.