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Paatal lok 2020 TV Series Full Review Amazon Prime

Well Yes! You heard it right! Finally, Anushka Sharma releases her first web series on Amazon Prime Video, PAATAL LOK by Clean Slate Productions. Shah Rukh Khan released Betal from his own production house Red Chillies Entertainment on Netflix a few days back. Anushka Sharma posted a picture on Instagram mentioning the first web series by her production house. The teaser was released on May 5, the whole series is now available on Amazon Prime Video.

Paatal lok 2020 TV Series Trailer

Amazon Prime announced the mini teaser of Paatal Lok on 27th April, releasing the final teaser on 5th May. The web series is anticipated as a Crime Action Series which has high violence sequences. It is inspired by the ancient theories of the Swarg Lok, Dharti look, and Paatal Lok.

It’s a web series that unleashes the dark lanes of immortality. It shows the aspects of the real bad world just as same as hell. Surely you’ll get a slight reminder of Mirzapur or Gangs of Wasseypur while watching this show. They set a whole new aesthetic on the Crime action series and the high violence sequences will blow your mind!. The audience has loved the show undoubtedly. The interesting aspect of the trailer is it’s all Animated. It did not reveal the casts of the show which is a major show turner. 

Paatal lok 2020 TV Series Release Date

Anushka Sharma posted a Video of Blood splattering all over as the mini teaser that puts us into a curiosity of what is it all about! Well, Jaideep Ahlawat has played the character of Inspector Hathi Ram Chaudhary, Neeraj Kabi has played journalist Sanjeev Mehra, Ishwar Singh as Imran Ansari, Abhishek Banerjee as Vishal/Hathoda Tyagi, Niharika Lyra Dutt as Sara Matthews, Swastika Mukherjee as Dolly, Jagjeet Sandhu as Tope Singh, and Gul Panag as Renu, Anurag Arora as SHO Virk, Aasif Khan as Kabir, Bodhisattva Sharma as Siddharth, and Mairembam Ronaldo Singh as Mary Lyngdoh. Releasing on May 15, 2020. This show is something you should not miss out on! 

Paatal lok 2020 TV Series Cast

So what is the case? Sanjeev Mehra played by Neeraj Kabi, is a 40’s something journalist who wishes to do all the good things, filled with goodness survives an assassination attempt. While the police line up happens, but something about the ringleader makes him stop. The man has a fearsome gaze, named Vishal “Hathoda” Tyagi, is a master of sins, he never gives a second thought to the thoughtful act of murder.

The plot revolves around Hathiram Chaudhary investigating bit by bit ad shows how the great dark world it is. Who has brought together these obvious connectionless of the denizens of the title? Who is behind the murder plan of Sanjeev Mishra? Is it the 4 goons he caught earlier related to this as well? Will Hathiram Chaudary be able to disclose the conspiracy behind the incidents? Well, there’s a lot to experience so watch it and find it out!

Jaideep Alhawat who’s appreciated for his phenomenal performance is one of the reasons. He contributes to a large share of the frame. His character overshadows, the scenes look raw and convincing making it one of his best performances till now. He’s turned out to be one of the richest actors and most layered performances. He added a new dimension to Hathiram Chaudhary the struggle at his workplace, the dysfunctional family stress has been nailed appropriately.

Neeraj Kabi Playing 40’s something journalist, depicted as one of the people who belong to Swarg Lok, escapes death. Sanjeev Mehra is an elite journalist of zero TRP who survives death. That is the key line that attracts us to the character and puts emphasis on him. When he said “People like us used to be heroes. Something about this country changed. Now we get trolled, killed, fired!” This depicts the current situation of the journalists and people who takes a stand against the wrong happenings in the country.

Swastika Mukherjee is terrific in playing a character of Bruised Lady who’s struggling to keep herself together.

Vishal Tyagi is played by Abhishek Banerjee, he’s played few extravagant supporting roles in Bala, Dream Girl, and Stree. He said he was unsure to be able to pull this off.

In Paatal Lok, we’ll watch him as the lead Antagonist, a hammer-wielding gangster who played a phenomenal character in this crime action series, while we saw him playing comic characters with such an ease that imagining him as a nutsy Gangster seems next to impossible, but surely it took a lot of preparations and research before getting into the character to make it worth watching.

Paatal lok 2020 TV Series Full Review

So what is it that makes Paatal Lok worth the hype? When you’ll watch the first half of the first episode, you would get glimpses of Gauri Lankesh whose words and Politics made her life next to hell. What she wrote, triggered some segments of the society ending by silencing her pen.

WHAT’S THE STORY ABOUT? Four goons are caught over the Yamuna Bridge and are handed over to Inspector Hathiram Chaudhary at Outer Jamuna Paar thana. With the narration in the background, the writer introduces us to the concept of Swarg Lok, Dharti Lok, Paatal Lok, which is the core of this crime action series. Gangsters, goons, and the underworld, its where it’s always Police chasing them and how their lives just revolve around that.

Paatal lok 2020 TV Series EPISODES

  • Episode 1 named “Bridges”.
  • Episode 2 named “Lost and Found”
  • Episode 3 named “The History of Violence”
  • Episode 4 named “Sleepless in Seelampur”
  • Episode 5 named “Of Fathers and Sons”
  • Episode 6 named “The Past is Prologue”
  • Episode 7 named “Badlands”
  • Episode 8: named “Black Widow”
  • Episode 9: named “Swarg ka Dwaar”

All the episodes release on May 15, 2020.

Paatal lok TV Series Production

The locations were real which was a hat off! Do you know the story of Paatal Lok is inspired by “The story of my assassins” in 2010 written by Tarun Tejpal? Sudeep Sharma is the writer behind the whole web series, he also wrote NH10 and Udta Punjab, The local language, the color, and locations have played an important role in framing the gist of the whole web series making it a worth watching show.

Paatal Lok Season 2 Trailer, Release Date & Story

Paatal Lok Undoubtedly is a series loved by one and all. A sequel out of the show is highly possible since it had few loose ends as suspense. There’s a lot of suspense, action, and drama, it left us with mystery and suspense everybody would love to come back to. The series is interesting and engaging and everybody’s liking it already. 9 episodes is just not enough for the audiences. After Mirzapur’s success, Paatal Lok Season 1 is likely to make heads turn towards Amazon Prime Video Select in a market like India which is opening up positively to thrillers.


With shows like Mirzapur Season 2, Breathe Season 2, Paatal Lok Season 1 found the right window for release. Moreover, season 1 is loved by most of us. We’re eagerly waiting for Paatal Lok season 2 to come back real soonIn one of the conversations with Pinkvilla, the shows lead Jaideep Ahlawat mentioned that Sudeep Sharma has already started working on the script of Paatal Lok season 2That’s already getting us curious, isn’t it? Well, Jaideep Ahlawat has played the character of Inspector Hathi Ram Chaudhary, Neeraj Kabi has played journalist Sanjeev Mehra, Ishwar Singh as Imran Ansari, Abhishek Banerjee as Vishal/Hathoda Tyagi, Niharika Lyra Dutt as Sara Matthews, Swastika Mukherjee as Dolly, Jagjeet Sandhu as Tope Singh, and Gul Panag as Renu, Anurag Arora as SHO Virk, Aasif Khan as Kabir, Bodhisattva Sharma as Siddharth and Mairembam Ronaldo Singh as Mary Lyngdoh.

The supporting cast includes Anuradha Athlekar as Keerti EP, Rishi Kulsheshtra as Constable Tokas, Vipin Sharma as DCP Bhagat, Asif Basra as Jai Malik, Manish Chaudhary as Vikram Kapoor, Tushar Dutt as Raju Bhaiyya, Nikita Grover as Manju Verma and Sandeep Mahajan as Dahiya. We expect Almost all the main cast members to reprise their roles in the second season. In Paatal Lok season 2, we might encounter Hathiram Chaudhary to unfold another series of mysteries with interesting action and thrill. But whenever it happens, we can expect Paatal Lok season 2 by there is no official announcement for it yet. We hope we don’t have to wait longer for Hathiram Chaudhary and Sanjeev Mehra to come back with drama in yet another crime action series.


Crime action series gets a lot of appreciation from the audiences of India, be it Sacred Games in Netflix, The family man, Mirzapur, etc. Paatal Lok serves the same audiences making a big come back and revive the experiences that the above web series gave makes it a bonus. Undoubtedly Anushka Sharma has nailed it in picking up a story so well written while debuting into Web series. The reaction and the scenario of the audience are as same as how it was in Sacred Games, some say even more than that, giving it a tough completion to Netflix. We can easily say that Paatal Lok is the Sacred games of Amazon Prime undoubtedly. In Sacred games we figured out the story step by step as it unfolds by the narration of Gaitonde, In Paatal Lok we get to see a whole bunch of chor-police chase sequences without any clue of what will happen next. It still unfolds the story one by one, just like in Sacred Games. It’s interesting and well written, some say more than that of Sacred games.

Hathiram Chaudhary vs Sartaj Singh

Four suspects get caught by police in a fail assassination attempt of a TV journalist Sanjeev Mehra. This turns out to be a high profile case and lands up to the Hathi Ram’s table which gives him a chance to prove himself worthy. The story starts to unfold its layers one by one and we get to know the background of all 4 suspects and how Hathi Ram’s investigation unlatches a dark secret. It is a must-watch web series, Some great performances played by Jaideep Ahlawat (Hathi Ram Chaudhary), Ishwar Singh (Imran Ansari ), Neeraj Kabi (Sanjeev Mehra), and Abhishek Banerjee (Hathoda Tyagi). Special applause to Abhishek Banerjee who proofs that performance can be set as a benchmark without dialogues if your expressions have so much to speak.

Let us know how you liked the web series and what was your favorite scene from the show.

Paatal lok TV Series CONCLUSION

What makes a series worth watching? The script, the characters, the location, authenticity, and how much audiences enjoy watching it makes any web series worth watching. The plot is scripted so well, the characters and how they were portrayed was a great thumbs up. All thanks to the lead Neeraj Kabi and Jaideep Alhawat for making it look so real! The other characters, in addition, Swastika Mukherjee as Dolly and Abhishek Banerjee as Vishal “Hathoda” Tyagi made it worth watching.

  • Brutally directed, powerful performances and it is a tribute to Crime Thriller Drama. The story begins with a cop Hathi Ram Chaudhary, who is misspending his career on small and ordinary cases, refers his working zone as Paatal Lok to his Junior Imran Ansari.
  • It’s a crime thriller series that gives you chills in every next scene that you watch. There might be a list of few things that few of us might not like. The abusive and offensive language being one of it, also the ending of the story which finishes abruptly adding to a few of them.
  • The storyline of moves is a bit slower than it should be could be another thing to notice on. The high violence sequences resemble the series Mirzapur and Gangs of Wasseypur. They were portrayed in a similar manner, on the other hand, people would have connected themselves to the scenes who love watching the sequences of this aesthetic.

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