Anushka Sharma's helmed Paatal Lok released its first trailer yesterday. Clean Slate Productions is producing the show. Writer and creator Sudip Sharma recently opened up about the show and shared a lot of insight into the upcoming Amazon prime video show. This is the second time Sudip is working with Anushka. The two previously came together to work on NH7.
Speaking about the premise of the show Sudip said, "There is an attack on the life of a primetime TV journalist and four people are nabbed by the Delhi Police. The case lands up in the hands of this one particular officer, who is our protagonist. He's told that it's an open and shut case, there is nothing more to pursue. But something about it doesn't seem right to him, and as he starts investigating, he realizes that there is more to it than meets the eye. It draws him into this pursuit of truth, which leads him to the dark nether world, to pataal lok, so to speak. He makes some shocking discoveries in the past of the four suspects as well as the victim who was the primetime journalist."
He also revealed that the show will be tackling issues of class and caste divide. He said, "The idea behind this show was to explore India and the various divides that run through India, in the form of an engaging drama thriller. You see divides of caste, class, geography all the time in India. This story allowed us a window into each one of them. The four suspects in the show, their backstories tell you a little bit about each one of these divides. One has been through caste politics, another one has been through religious politics, geography, class, all of that."
"We’re trying to explore three Indias that kind of exist simultaneously - a privileged upper class where the journalist comes from, the middle India where the inspector/investigator comes from and then the Paatal Lok where the four suspects come from. These three worlds occasionally collide and then there is an explosion, which is what the show is about - one particular case which leads to an explosion of truth and revelations, " Sudip concluded.
Paatal Lok will be streaming on Amazon Prime Video from May 15.