Voot Select sprung a surprise on digital viewers today, by revealing the trailer and premiere date of its next show, The Raikar Case. The Voot Select original series will premiere on the streaming platform very soon - that is, on 9th April. While it was always known that the show was almost ready for release, the swiftness shown by Voot Select in releasing the show so soon after Asur is quite a surprise.
Additionally, The Raikar Case will have to come good on considerable scrutiny, coming as it does so close on the heels of the unequivocal hit, Asur, which released on Voot Select several weeks ago to all-round acclaim.
The trailer of the series, however, gives ample hint that the series will be a compelling watch. For one, it brings TV heartthrob Kunal Karan Kapoor back to viewers' screens after a long hiatus. The actor's got a massive fan following, especially amongst the female population of the country.
The edgy story and top-notch treatment of the series are the other advantages that will hold the series in good stead. Set in beauteous Goa, the series is about the Naik Raikar family, where each member has a secret to hide. Collectively, the motley bunch comes across as a dysfunctional family, with no love lost between them.
Matters come to a head when the youngest member of the family, Tarun, commits suicide. But is it really suicide, or has he been murdered? The murderer is likely from within the family, and every member is a suspect.
The fast-paced trailer zips across the screen, giving us a quick montage of dark, danger-laden shots and grim sequences. It promises to be an arresting thriller, judging by the trailer, which grips you by the throat and doesn't let go.
Besides Kunal Karan Kapoor, who'll make his web debut with this series, The Raikar Case will also mark the digital debut of yesteryears actress Ashwini Bhave, and the Hindi debut of popular Marathi actor Lalit Prabhakar. Boasting a stellar ensemble cast of talents like Atul Kulkarni, Neil Bhoopalam, Parul Gulati, among a host of others, The Raikar Case seems to be a series to watch out for.
The series is helmed by Aditya Sarpotdar, written by Bijesh Jayarajan and Anaitha Nair and produced by Bodhi Tree Productions. It is based on a true story.
The Raikar Case premieres on Voot Select on 9th April.