Netflix’s upcoming release ‘Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein’ is a romantic thriller directed by Sidharth Sengupta which is all about love, power, money and deceit. The Netflix Original stars Tahir Raj Bhasin, Shweta Tripathi as the leading couple pinning for each other as they are stuck between the fight for power and love.
The makers recently released the trailer for the show, giving a glimpse at Tahir Raj Bhasin’s character Vikrant who is caught between a woman who loves him and one who desires him.
The two-minute-long clip shows Vikrant, a romantic simpleton becoming an object of desire for Purva (Anchal Singh), who will go to any lengths to get him. As Purva’s efforts to make him hers begin to destroy all that he holds dear, the mild-mannered Vikrant finds a new side of him emerging. In order to escape Purva’s clutches and reclaim his life with his true love, Shikha (Shweta Tripathi), the trailer shows him going down a dark path only to regret it later. The trailer ends with him asking for a gun, on his wedding day.
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In a statement, director Sidharth Sengupta said, “The idea of Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein was brewing for almost twenty years. Since television is conservative in India, both Anahata (the writer) and I had kept this story close to us, waiting for the moment to tell it… and then Netflix happened. It took a few drafts to get the best script possible and breathe life into it.”
Revealing his inspiration for the story, he added, “My inspiration for the series comes from the pulpy thrillers in classic Indian cinema spotlighting Vijay Anand and Salim-Javed, whom I grew up admiring. I have always been a fan of their work and ‘Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein’, the title inspired by the iconic ’90s hit song from a film of the same genre, is an ode to all the pulpy thrillers of those times. The world of ‘Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein’ showcases real characters, an interesting dialect, locations, cultural nuances and the overall visual treatment of the series.”
Commenting on his experience of working with the actors in the series, the director said, “It’s been an absolute privilege to work with such amazing talent who have brought these layered characters to life; whether it’s the engaging story by Anahata Menon, the sharp and witty dialogue by Varun Badola, or the high-octane performances from Tahir Bhasin, Shweta Tripathi, Anchal Singh, Saurabh Shukhla, Brijendra Kala, Surya Sharma, Anant Joshi and the others.”
“All the characters have shades of gray, a reflection of real life, and the actors have done a brilliant job bringing them to life. A special mention to the music by Shivam Sengupta and Anuj Danait, which brings in the desired flavor and soul to the series.” He further added.
‘Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein’ also stars Saurabh Shukla, Brijendra Kala, Arunoday Singh, Surya Sharma, Anant Joshi, Sunita Rajwar, Shashi Verma, Anjuman Saxena, and Hetal Gada in pivotal roles.
The series produced by Edgestorm Ventures Pvt Ltd and directed by Sidharth Sengupta, will be available to stream on Netflix from January 14.