Disney Plus Hotstar has dropped its action-thriller web series Grahan, which has been inspired by the novel Chaurasi by Satya Vyas. The series follows the aftermath of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots which also interlinks two stories from different eras. The show stars Zoya Hussain, Pavan Malhotra, Anshuman Pushkar, Wamiqa Gabbi, Teekam Joshi and Sahidur Rahman in pivotal roles.
It tells the story of a police officer, who has been made a part of Special Investigation Teams to investigate cold cases from the riots in Bokaro. Things take an ugly turn when she realizes that her father might be somewhere involved in instigating the riots of 1984. She wants to pursue the truth and it gets darker and darker with each passing layer of the story.
After the trailer, the show landed into trouble for hurting religious sentiments. Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Bibi Jagir Kaur even demanded an immediate ban on Grahan.
Well, the show is now streaming online on the OTT platform with people pouring positive reviews.
People are recommending it as a must-watch story and are asking people not to miss it. It’s because of the performances put up by the team and they are also hailing the screenplay. People also are rooting for it because it’s engaging and can be binge-watched.
Even the critics are rooting for the story and have given positive reviews.
According to India Today, “With eight episodes of 40-50 minutes each, the series can be easily binge-watched over the weekend. This might also interest the millennial kids in trying to find out about a forgotten chapter and one of the dark chapters of Indian history, which is not often talked about.”View this post on Instagram
An Indian Express critic said, “Overall, Grahan is engaging and will keep you invested through the almost seven hours of content. Even if ‘khoon kharaba’ or ‘investigative drama’ is not your cup of tea, you can give the charm of first love a try.”
With all these positive reviews by people and critics, the show can be added to your watch list.
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