PLOT: Instead of getting CM Khushwant Lal Handa killed on the operation table, retired Superintendent of Police Prithvi Singh along with his team kidnaps the CM for a bone marrow transplant to save his wife’s life. But this time nothing goes as per Singh’s plan, so will he still be able to save his wife?

Hostages 2 (No. of episodes: 12) is a crime thriller web series streaming on Disney+ Hotstar VIP. It is available in Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Tamil, and Malayalam. The first season of the Hotstar Special Hostages was helmed by Sudhir Mishra. Adapted from the Israeli show Bnei Aruba. The second season is directed by Sachin Mamta Krishan and Sudhir is credited as a series director. It is produced by Applause Entertainment in association with Banijay Asia.

Star Cast:
Ronit Bose Roy as Prithvi Singh, retired Superintendent of Police
Divya Dutta as Ayesha Khan, Hostage Negotiator
Dino Morea as Rajiv, Cold-Blooded Killer
Shweta Basu Prasad as Shikha, Intelligence Officer
Shibani Dandekar as Isha Andrews
Sachin Khurana as DYSP Dutt
Dalip Tahil as CM Khushwant Lal Handa
Aashim Gulati as Aman, Prithvi’s brother-in-law
Kanwaljit Singh as ATS Chief
Amit Sial as Peter
Mohan Kapur as Subramanian
Faezeh Jalali as Sarah
Shriswara Dubey as Saba
Anangsha Biswas as Hyma
Chittaranjan Tripathy
Shilpa Shukla
Surya Sharma

SEASON 2 REVIEW: The show is binge-worthy, it has an engaging plot with some stellar performances. Despite the slow screenplay, the show manages to keep the viewers hooked. Ronit Roy once again perfectly delivered an impressive performance and done full justice to his character. Divya Dutta steals the show and done a commendable job.

Shweta Basu Prasad is a surprise package. In her limited screen time, she has given an impactful performance. Amit Sial, Mohan Kapur, Dalip Tahil, Faezeh Jalali, and Kanwaljit Singh lend effective support to the show. Dino Morea, Shibani Dandekar, Sachin Khurana, Aashim Gulati, and all the other supporting casts were average in their parts.

The series could have been cut down to 10 episodes, the more crisp editing could’ve made this series more interesting. The background score is good and the cinematography is done quite well.

Hostages Season 2 Rating:
Direction 3/5
Acting 3.5/5
Editing 2.5/5
Story 3/5
Screenplay 3/5
Overall Hit ya Flop Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars (Good)

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