Shaitan Web Series – Overview
“Shaitan” is a Telugu-language crime thriller web series that premiered on Disney+ Hotstar on June 15, 2023. Directed by Mahi V Raghav and written by K. Ravi Kumar and Mahi V Raghav, the series revolves around the revenge of Naxalites for the injustice served to them by the police department.
Cast and Characters
- Manish Rishi as Baali: The central character of the series.
- Shelly Kishore as Savitri: Baali and Gumthi’s mother.
- Jaffer Sadiq as Gumthi: Baali’s brother.
- Deviyani Sharma as Jayaprada: Baali’s sister.
- Aneesha Dama as Young Jayaprada.
- Lena as Mary Joseph.
- Kamakshi Bhaskarla as Kalavathi.
- K. Manikandan as a Naxalite.
- Nithin Prasanna as Vijay Kumar.
- Ravi Kale as Inspector Nagi Reddy.
- Director: Mahi V Raghav
- Writers: K. Ravi Kumar, Mahi V Raghav
- Producers: Mahi V Raghav, Chinna Vasudeva Reddy
- Cinematography: N. Shanmuga Sundaram
- Music: Sriram Maddury
- Editing: Shravan Katikaneni
The story of “Shaitan” revolves around the revenge of Naxalites against the police department. The series explores the complex dynamics of crime, justice, and revenge, offering a gripping narrative that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats.
The series premiered on Disney+ Hotstar on June 15, 2023. It consists of 9 episodes, each running between 21-29 minutes.
“Shaitan” has received mixed reviews from critics and audiences. Some praised the series for its gripping and gruesome tale of crime and revenge, while others criticized it for its predictability and lack of depth in certain aspects.
- The Hindu: “Director Mahi V Raghav’s partly engaging survival drama leans heavily on violence and sexual content.”
- English Jagran: “A Gripping And Gruesome Tale Of Crime And Revenge Portrayed With Brilliant Performances.”
- Sakshi: Rated 2.5 stars out of 5, opining “With an emotionally well-rounded story, the series would have been a winner.”
- Telangana Today: “This Shaitan is not for the weak-hearted.”
- OTTPlay: Mixed review, highlighting the debate over violent shows and dark content.
“Shaitan” is a compelling web series that delves into the dark and complex world of crime and revenge. With a talented cast and engaging plot, it has become a notable addition to the Telugu web series landscape. However, viewer discretion is advised due to the use of profane language, violence, and sexual content.
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