Starring: Amit Sadh, Madhurima Tuli, Vikram Gokhale, Neeraj Kabi, Ananth Narayan Mahadevan and Darshan Kumaar
Directed by: Raj Acharya
Written by: Harmanjeet Singha, Sudeep Nigam, Abhishek Chatterjee and Aadhar Khurana
What is it about:
AVRODH is an intriguing and gripping tale of how the Indian Government and Indian Armed forces
worked to avenge the terrorist attack that took place on Indian Army base camp in URI in 2016
which killed 19 Indian soldiers. The series AVRODH is based on a chapter from the book India’s Most
Fearless by Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh.
What we liked:
AVRODH is a very well made, crafted and documented series which has 9 episodes in total with each
episode of a 30 minute. AVRODH doesn’t attempt to be subtle or nuanced. Technical aspect of the
series is just brilliant; it adds volumes to the series. Nirmal Pandya’s music magnifies the chaos of the
war scenes and the sterility of the war room. Shanu Singh Rajput’s camerawork captures the
inherent beauty of Kashmir as much as it does the emotions of the straight-backed soldiers and the
skirmishes in the forests. Performances by each and every actor are top notch. From Amit Sadh as
Indian Army Major who takes his team to glory, Vikram Gokhale, who plays the role of the Prime
Minister laudably, stand out. Neeraj Kabi aces his part as the National Security Advisor; Anant
Mahadevan as the Defence Secretary, Darshan Kumaar as an emotional infantry officer and
Madhurima Tuli as a vigilante journalist play her part very well.
What we didn’t like:
An incident such as this, which compelled India to cross a military point of no return, has
tremendous potential for cliff-hangers at every turn but AVRODH seems to have next to none, apart
from just a few. Also it takes a little patience to get yourself hooked to the series as it missies a bit of
the adrenaline rush. Some of the finest and hard-core action scenes come at the end.