Rudra: The Edge of Darkness Review and Rating

PLOT: In the crime-ridden streets of Mumbai, journeying through the maze of psychopathic minds is brilliant super-cop Rudra Veer Singh.

Rudra: The Edge of Darkness is a psychological crime thriller series, directed by Rajesh Mapuskar and created for Disney+ Hotstar based on the British TV show Luther by Neil Cross. The first season has a six-episode with a runtime of 1 hour each (approx.) is available exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar in Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam. In the USA, the show is available on Hulu as part of distribution agreements with Star India.

Star Cast:
Ajay Devgn as DCP Rudraveer Singh / Rudra
Esha Deol Takhtani as Shaila Durrani Singh / Shai
Raashi Khanna as Aliyah Choksi
Atul Kulkarni as Gautam Navlakha
Ashwini Kalsekar as Commissioner Deepali Handa
Ashish Vidyarthi as Jt. CP Raman Acharya
Satyadeep Misra as Rajiv Dattani
Rajesh Jais as Commissioner
Rajiv Kachroo as Mandar Naik
Milind Gunaji as Yashwant Nikose
Vikram Singh Chauhan as Ashok Nikose
Luke Kenny JK Lamba
Tarun Gahlot as Inspector Prabal Thakur
Saad Chaudhary as SCU Officer
Vanita Harihaaran as SCU Officer Vanita
K. C. Shankar as Siddheswar
Hemant Kher as Mahesh

WEB SERIES REVIEW: The show has a stellar ensemble cast and each actor has justified their character. It is a well-directed, binge-worthy thriller series that offers thrills and holds your attention but in a scattered way. Each episode focuses on a different case, revolving around intelligent, brutal, and psycho criminals. Some episodes are gripping but some are just passable.

Ajay Devgn, in his digital debut, has delivered an impressive performance. Raashi Khanna and Ashwini Kalsekar gave a decent performance but Esha Deol has nothing to offer here. The show has a strong supporting cast, Atul Kulkarni, Ashish Vidyarthi, and Satyadeep Misra shines in their roles. K. C. Shankar, Hemant Kher, and Luke Kenny played their antagonist part very effectively.

The editor keeps the series short and crisp, viewers can watch in one sitting. It is a faithful remake of the popular BBC crime series Luther. Watch this stylized remake if you haven’t seen the original.

Rudra Season 1 Rating:
Direction 3/5
Acting 3.5/5
Editing 3/5
Story 2.5/5
Screenplay 3/5
Overall Hit ya Flop Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars (Good)

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