Prime Video released today the official trailer for Dahaad, a new Original mystery-crime drama series from India that is set to premiere next week. Check it out.
During this year’s 73rd Berlin International Film Festival, Dahaad became the first series from India to premiere and to compete at the Berlinale Series. It is a story of a society riven by caste and religion, and a legal system undermined by Hindu nationalism and a patriarchy in which marriage is the only accepted goal in life for women.
Set in a small town in western India, the eight-episode series follows the investigation into a series of mysterious deaths by a young female police officer and her colleagues. A number of women have gone missing in rural Rajasthan, but while these disappearances have been reported to the police, they’ve been treated as no cause for alarm. Here it is pretty common for women to elope with their partners when they can’t afford the traditional dowry.
But sub-inspector Anjali Bhaati (Sonakshi Sinha, Khandaani Shafakhana) notices a similarity in the cases: long. nightly phone calls, a boyfriend whom no one in the neighborhood has ever seen, and no sign of life after the disappearance. Then a series of women are found dead in public bathrooms, seemingly victims of suicide. But as Bhaati delves deeper, she realizes there is a serial killer on the loose — triggering a game of cat and mouse between a seasoned criminal and an underdog cop, and forcing Bhaati and her colleagues to race against the clock to find the multiple murderer before another woman is killed.
Dahaad, an Amazon Original, premieres globally on May 11 / May 12 (depending on the country), exclusively on Prime Video. It premieres on May 11 in both the US (at 2:30pm ET, add it to your watchlist) and the UK (at 7:30pm BST, add it to your watchlist).
Costars include Vijay Varma (A Suitable Boy), Gulshan Devaiah (Afsos), and Sohum Shah (Bard of Blood).
A production of Excel Entertainment (Mirzapur) and Tiger Baby Films (Made in Heaven), the series is created by Reema Kagti (Gully Boy) and Zoya Akhtar (Made in Heaven); written by Kagti, Akhtar, and Ritesh Shah (Lost); and directed by Kagti and Ruchika Oberoi (Island City). The producers are Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar, Zoya Akhtar, and Reema Kagti.
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