The digital platform, Voot launched ‘The Raikar Case’ on the 9th of April 2020. The murder mystery builds tactically right from scratch. The air of mystery lingers all through the show. The moods are a myriad labyrinth of emotions heightening the viewers’ curiosity; bagging some serious critical appreciation and high flung ratings. The cast is invested. In a tête-à-tête with some of the lead actors, we learn of some of the key facts that went into the making of the Raikar Case.
According to Atul Kulkarni, “The Raikar case is a very compelling piece. As an actor, I have put my best foot forward, and have played the part with utmost sincerity. I am glad the audience is receiving the series very well. It is interesting to learn that with the web medium evolving at a rapid pace, we are cutting across diasporas and various cultural sections across societies. This wave has given creators an impetus to create something new and well ahead of time.”
On a phone call with Ashvini Bhave, we learn, “With the coming of the digital age, actors are exposed to a lot more than they can imagine. The content is compelling and very ahead of its time. When I first read the script for ‘The Raikar Case’ I was very iffy about taking up the role. But after a revision of the script, I was convinced about playing the part. Overall, I’ve had a very nice time, working with a band of young professional actors who were zestful, and keen on learning.”
In a conversation with Neil Bhoopalam, we learn, “It’s only a talented director like Adityaji who has helped get the best out in me. Adityaji works very differently. He is a visionary, and propels the course of action in order to accord what he envisages.” On enquiring about the end, we learn that season two does have potential if the audience receives season one well.
In an interview with Parul Gulati, we learn, “This is the most interesting role I’ve ever played. When I looked through the script, I had a very different perspective of the role I was playing. But Aditya Sir was very clear, and he has literally taught me how to unlearn what is learnt, and helped me evolve with ‘Etasha’s’ role from scratch.” Pallavi deals with the most nuanced emotions all through the series. She puts up a phenomenal role as ‘Etasha’, as she plays the lead.
Lalit Prabhakar is a prominent Marathi stage actor, marking his debut in the digital space and also plays his very first character in a Hindi digital series. “As an actor, I’ve ensured that I play a plethora of interesting roles. I refused to be compartmentalized in any way. ‘Eklavya’ is a very complex character. His mood swings can totally astonish a viewer. My part has evolved through trial and error. But somehow it has been well received by the audience. I have earned a good break with ‘The Raikar Case’ in the Hindi speaking space. Lalit takes the cake for the dialogue, ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ dialogue in the series.
“I have been big on youth shows. The character of Mohit progresses very advantageously rendering that required edge to my career. Mohit has several complex layers to his part. I absolutely credit Aditya Sir to bring out the best in