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The Raikar Case Review: Voot Select’s Murder-Mystery Series Has Good Suspense but Struggles to Contain Its Own Skeletons



The Raikar Case Review: Voot Select’s Murder-Mystery Series Has Good Suspense but Struggles to Contain Its Own Skeletons

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The Raikar Case Evaluate: The influential Naik Raikar household in Goa is in mourning. One of many their kin, Tarun (Honey Kamboj), has apparently dedicated suicide by leaping off a cliff for causes unknown. His uncle and the household patriarch, Vinayak (Atul Kulkarni)’s political profession is clouded by the dying. The matriarch Sakshi (Ashwini Bhave) is attempting to carry her prolonged household collectively, whereas their daughter Itasha (Parul Gulati) feels liable for the suicide as a result of she did not take Tarun’s calls earlier than his demise. The Raikar Case Trailer: This Atul Kulkarni, Neil Bhoopalam Starrer Collection Guarantees to be an Intriguing Whodunnit With a Household Twist (Watch Video).

The police below the workforce of John Perreira (Neil Bhoopalam) is investigating the case and John realises that Tarun’s dying is not suicide; it is a cold-blooded homicide. And everybody within the Naik Raikar household come below the attention of suspicion. Because the investigation progresses, it unravels the deep-dark secrets and techniques of each member of the Raikar household, as every appears to have some connection to Tarun’s homicide.

The seven-episode first season of The Raikar Case has dropped on the not too long ago launched OTT platform, Voot Choose. Whereas Voot already has grabbed consideration with their collection, Asur, The Raikar Case is a proper transfer within the platform’s try and get the eye of viewers who love thriller collection. Even when they’re loads of missteps within the course of. Asur Season 1 Evaluate: Arshad Warsi, Barun Sobti’s Thriller Collection Succeeds in Holding the Thriller Alive and Binge-Worthy.

The primary couple of episodes of the collection are fairly underwhelming, extra so for its kitschy remedy and the fairly bland performances from a few key actors. Nevertheless, because the present progresses and the thriller builds up, The Raikar Case seems to be a reasonably engrossing present. Particularly within the ultimate three episodes of the collection that ends with a fairly surprising twist (even when it leaves you hanging with some very anguished questions). The writing exhibits a marked enchancment and there are some good twists and turns that maintain the suspense alive. However the enhancements aren’t sufficient to masks some main weak spots.

Like, for instance, the entire police investigation angle is The Raikar Case‘s Achilles Heel. Which is unlucky, because the police officer is a key character within the present and contemplating it is a homicide thriller, this monitor ought to have been higher dealt with. As a substitute, we’re served with loads of loopholes that showcase the inept dealing with by the division, from a autopsy physician ignoring a visual harm on the brow of a corpse to folks getting kidnapped proper below the cops’ noses. Even Asur took the same course however that was as a result of the antagonist was smarter than the sensible heroes. Right here, the police are plain inept, made even worse by Bhoopalam’s unconvincing portrayal of Perreira.

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As a substitute, the present will get a greater scope when the thriller is proven by means of Itasha’s eyes. As she pokes round coping with her cousin’s dying, she stumbles up some soiled skeletons in every of her household’s closet (every episode shifts focus from one member of the family to the following), making her realise how, within the phrases of her brother Mohit (Kunal Karan Kapoor), their household is F**ked Up!

However even on this case, it’s the skeletons that grow to be much more fascinating than the one discovering them. Itasha barely will get to be greater than a wide-eyed protagonist, who simply comes throughout secrets and techniques as a result of they’re positioned in entrance of her. Furthermore, she is shoehorned with Perreira into essentially the most badly-forced romantic monitor I’ve seen in any present in current instances that has no place within the collection, save for serving a listless love-making sequence.

Fortunately, a few of these weak spots do get overshadowed within the latter a part of the season. Even the performances get higher, with the most-noteworthy being Ashwini Bhave (highly effective) and Lalit Prabhakar (convincingly abhorrent) because the hot-headed son of Vinayak’s foul-mouthed political affiliate. The scenes involving these two characters just about add chutzpah to the present. Atul Kulkarni is saved surprisingly restrained, although his emotional act within the finale displays the actor’s terrific calibre.


– Ashwini Bhave

– The Suspense

– Writing Will get Higher within the Second Half


– Underwhelming in Many Parts

– A few of The Actors Are Jarring

– Takes Time To Collect Steam

Last Ideas

In case you are within the temper for some good suspense, then Voot Choose’s The Raikar Case does have potential to maintain you engrossed. Nevertheless, and not using a credible Byomkesh Bakshi to information it by means of, the present threatens to crumble, solely to be held by some respectable writing in second half and Ashwini Bhave’s splendid efficiency.

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