Rudra The Edge of Darkness Review: Bad-ass Series with Some faults

An Indian psychological criminal thriller series called Rudra: The Edge of Darkness was made on Disney+ Hotstar. Luther, a British television series, was redrawn. Ajay Devgn, Raashi Khanna, and Esha Deol are the series’ main actors. Ajay Devgn’s character, DCP Rudraveer Pratap Singh “Rudra,” is hunting a suspect who ends up unconscious in the hospital. Months after the incident, he is reinstated by the police after investigating what transpired, but the time away from work has affected him.

What is the Story of Rudra: The Edge of Darkness?

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Explore the psychology of brilliant criminals and the detectives who pursue them. Each part of the series presents a new threat. Even if the massive series continues, DCP Rudra Veer Singh (Devgn) has to deal with the high personal costs of pursuing criminals and murderers and how he can train with the brilliant sociopath Alia. (Khanna) She doesn’t show any friendship. This series is not the background of our hero’s lawsuits but paves the way for a war between good and evil. Even in this darkness, Rudra believes there is still love in the world. After all, all we have is humanity. For this faith, Rudra sacrifices everything he has.

The cast of Rudra: The Edge of Darkness

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  • DCP Rudraveer Pratap Singh, played by Ajay Devgn (Rudra)
  • Dr Aliyah Choksi is played by Raashi Khanna.
  • Esha Deol portrays Shaila Durrani Singh, aka “Shai.”
  • DCP Gautam Navlakha is played by Atul Kulkarni.
  • Deepali Handa as Jt. Commissioner, Ashwini Kalsekar
  • PI Prabal Thakur is played by Tarun Gahlot.
  • Jt. CP Raman Acharya is played by Ashish Vidyarthi.
  • As Mandar Naik, Rajiv Kachroo
  • Colonel Yashwant Nikose, played by Milind Gunaji
  • As JK Lamba, Luke Kenny
  • Captain Ashok Nikose is portrayed by Vikram Singh Chauhan.
  • K. C. Shankar performs as Siddheshwar Kumar/Anil Sharma (Fake Name).
  • Rajiv Dattani is played by Satyadeep Misra.
  • Officer for SCU, Saad Chaudhary
  • Commissioner Rajesh Jais

Is Rudra worth watching?

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Each episode has its own story centred on a brilliant and psychologically charged murderer. Still, it also gradually reveals the layers of Rudra’s life, an essential part of the main story of the current season. The creators put a lot of effort into making the adaptation self-sustaining. Starting with the dark visual tones of Ananya Birla and the thematic song Tera Inam, the team builds the show brick by brick. Regardless of the length, the episodes are both captivating and sometimes dull. It is proof that you can write well in such a space.

So far, the makers have not meddled with the original show to create a version for the homegrown consumer. But what could have helped is a shorter runtime per episode and probably newer cases which weren’t part of the original show. It would have made the overall run less predictable. In My view, you must watch it and won’t regret 

The Shortcomings of Rudra

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A show like Rudra could easily turn into horror, but not because the violent sequences fit the story well. Mentioning sperm and menstrual blood is not in the wrong place because it gives you a better understanding of the character’s psyche. Only these aspects are a step in the right direction for OTT content. The author may have added a few flashbacks to show the main character’s reasons for the failure of the marriage. 

These are not the main problems because Devgn has great performance and compensates for everything. As in Drissham, he conveys the inner chaos of the hero through his eyes. A dark and gloomy look adds depth to any look. His intense behaviour and silence are the USP of the show.