The first two episodes of the Disney+ Hotstar crime series “Review of “Aakhri Sach” have been released. The series features Tamanna Bhatia, Abhishek Banerjee, Shivin Narang, Danish Ikbal, Nishu Dikshit, Kruti Vij, Sanjeev Chopra, and other actors. Directed by Robby Grewal, this show is written by Sourav Day. Both episodes are approximately 30 minutes long and are available in Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Telugu, Bengali, and Kannada.
Spoiler alert: The review includes spoilers for Aakhri Sach
Review of Episode 1 (Plot Summary and Discussion)
The first episode starts with learning about the deaths of 11 members of the Rajawat family. While 10 members are found hanging, the eldest grandmother is found dead in another room. Anya (played by Tamanna Bhatia) is assigned the case, and she is bewildered by so many deaths happening together. She tries to connect the dots and gathers information from neighbors as well as family friends. It’s revealed that a week ago, one of the Rajawat girls, Anshika, had gotten engaged to a person named Aman (played by Shivin Narang). However, the family did not invite their friends and neighbors to the engagement ceremony.
Review of Episode 1 and 2 (Continued)
The secrecy of the engagement event and Aman’s presence at the crime scene in the morning raise suspicions. The start of the first episode is engaging, but since it’s inspired by the 2018 Burari deaths case in Delhi, the element of uncertainty is reduced, given the case’s familiarity. The pacing of the investigation was brisk, and the makers didn’t waste time on unnecessary conversations and fillers to make the series more dramatic. The second episode shifts the focus more onto the Rajawat family than the police.
We learn about Bhuvan’s past (played by Abhishek Banerjee) and his brother Adesh (played by Danish Ikbal). We are introduced to their father, Jawahar (played by Sanjeev Chopra), and the unfortunate circumstances that led to their deaths, which had a profound impact on Bhuvan. Anya and her team investigate some goons who had assaulted Bhuvan in the past. In contrast, Aman investigates Bhuvan’s daughter Babita to gather information due to her estrangement from the family.
Review of Episode 1 and 2 (Continued)
The pace of the investigation was swift, and the creators didn’t waste time on unnecessary conversations and fillers to make the series more dramatic. The second episode only unravels the mystery behind Jawahar’s death, which is surprising. As soon as the police and Aman find crucial leads related to the case, the episode ends. It’s indeed a turn of events.
Review of Episode 1 and 2 (Conclusion)
In conclusion, the first two episodes are average, as much of what’s shown was already revealed in the trailer. We knew that bodies would be found and the police would be challenged by the complex case. Netflix’s documentary “House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths” already exists, offering a deep insight into what happened with the family members and all those bizarre theories that made the case sensational at that time. So, releasing it as a separate episode for an already popular case doesn’t seem like a wise decision.
If the creators intend to show the investigation from the police’s perspective and highlight their challenges during the investigation, this could aid Tamanna’s character, Anya, in shining more as an investigator. She has already done justice to her role. However, this is a subject that everyone would prefer to watch as a complete documentary rather than waiting for a new episode each week, especially when there’s already substantial content available. The case is already five years old.
The first two episodes are currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar. A new episode will be released every Friday.
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