Anurag Kashyap's much-awaited TV debut, Yudh, goes on air from 10:30pm Monday. Directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, the serial promises some high-octane drama, seldom seen on Indian television.
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With veteran actors Amitabh Bachchan, Kay Kay Menon, Sarika and Tigmanshu Dhulia playing key roles in the serial, expectations from it are very high. Anurag Kashyap, as the creative head for the show, and Shoojit Sircar as the creative consultant only add up to the buzz. Ayesha Raza, Aahana Kumari and Pavail Gulati also feature in show.
Yudhishthir Sikarwar (
) is a construction contractor, but a good one at that: he is genuinely concerned about the well-being of the public. Sikarwar seems to have troubles in his family as he has two wives (Sarika and Ayesha) and children (son Rishi, played by Pavail; and daughter Taruni, played by Aahana) from both.Kay Kay Menon plays a corrupt police commissioner. When Yudishthir tells him that a flyover in the city may soon collapse, he rubbishes it, saying he couldn't care less because the mishap will happen after he's retired.
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Talking about Amitabh's character in the show, Tigmanshu Dhulia has said, "He wants his family to be at peace. He also wants to carry out his business in the right way, but then he faces the reality of the hinterland and all kinds of evil (people, situations, including me). How he manages to tackle them and whether or not he wins forms the story."
Going by the promos and previews, the first episode of Yudh should be a treat. Performances by Kay Kay, Sarika and Amitabh are cinematic, more on the lines of Anil Kapoor's 24 (of what we have seen on Indian TV).