India’s Top Live Streamers Disney Plus Hotstar revealed the first trailer for the upcoming blockbuster series “Rudra: The Edge of Darkness,” starring a top Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn (“Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior”).
Produced by Applause Entertainment in association with BBC Film Studio India, “Rudra” is an Indian adaptation of the popular BBC series “Luther”, starring Idris Elba. It was directed by Rajesh Mapuskar (“Ventilator”).
Set in Mumbai, the six-episode series is a racing thriller that delves into the psyche of highly intelligent criminals and the detective who hunts them down, with each episode featuring a new threat. It portrays the severe personal cost that DCP Rudra Veer Singh has in his pursuit of criminals and murderers and the unlikely friendship he forms with Aliyah, a genius sociologist.
“‘Rudra’ is an exceptionally special, narrative-driven series, as it revolves around a story that is darker and worse than the usual crime and police drama,” Mapuskar said. Here we have a gray hero who believes in living in the dark to uncover the truth. The criminal mind is explored here in an unprecedented way. ”
The series marks Devgn’s online debut.
“The world of digital streaming has always fascinated me, and I’m excited to launch my digital acting into long-format content with such a compelling character and title,” said Devgn. like ‘Rudra.’ What appeals to me about the character is his nuanced and gritty personality; something that viewers have never seen before on this scale in Indian entertainment.”
The film continues the return of “Dhoom” actor Esha Deol, who has returned to the limelight after a long hiatus with director Ram Kamal Mukherjee’s short, “Cakewalk” (2019) and “Ek Duaa” (2021).
Deol said: “The love I’ve received from fans since first announcing my comeback has been modest and I’m really excited to mark my return with such an exciting show. like ‘Rudra.’ It has been an exciting trip to once again share the screen with my friends and colleagues like Ajay Devgn, who from day one of our shoot has brought me back in front of the camera. comfortable. During filming, we went back to sharing the same on-screen chemistry that we had while filming our earlier films together. “
The cast also includes Raashi Khanna (“Bhramam”), Atul Kulkarni (“City of Dreams”), Ashwini Kalsekar (“Laxmii”), Tarun Gahlot (“Breathe”), Ashish Vidyarthi (“Sunflower”) and Satyadeep Misra (“Invalid”).
Applause previously adapted BBC productions “Criminal Justice” and “The Office” for Disney Plus Hotstar. Applause CEO Sameer Nair said: “It’s always been exciting to work with BBC Studios and it reflects the great production value of the series. With ‘Rudra’ we continue our creative partnership with the industry leading Disney Plus Hotstar and hope to continue to entertain audiences around the world. “
“Rudra” will be broadcast in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam and Bengali. The date is being finalized.
Watch the trailer here:
https://variety.com/2022/tv/global/ajay-devgn-rudra-trailer-luther-disney-hotstar-1235166032/ Ajay Devgn’s ‘Luther’ Adaptation ‘Rudra’: First Trailer Revealed