Trailer Touchdown: Raktanchal: A true-crime drama set in the interiors of U.P.
Rhea Srivastava -
Crime dramas set in the interiors of UP and Bihar have become a staple in the recent past, and joining that bandwagon is MX Player with Raktanchal. The one thing that sets it apart though, is that it is based on true events. The trailer of the show was unveiled earlier today and from what we’ve seen, we’re intrigued.
Raktanchal stars actors Nikitin Dheer and Kanti Prakash Jha as Waseem Khan and Vijay Singh, respectively - two powerful and influential men who take over the raw coal market in the Purvanchal district. But apart from the gritty storyline and the hard-core action, there are several characters who shed light on the dark underbelly of the socio-political unrest in the area. The supporting cast includes Soundarya Sharma, Ronjini Chakraborty, Chittaranjan Tripathy, and Pramod Pathak. Apparently, parts of Raktanchal have been shot on location in a village.
The trailer has been garnering rave reviews on Twitter ever since it was released. Raktanchal will be available for streaming on May 28, 2020, on MX Player.