The plot of The Great Indian Murder is about, 32 years old, Vicky Rai, who is a cunning owner of Rai Group of Industries and is also the son of the Home Minister of Chhattisgarh, Jagannath Rai.
He got murdered in his own party. His father calls for a CBI enquiry. Six suspects including both invited and uninvited guests are under the radar of the officers, DCP Sudha Bhardwaj(Richa Chadda) and Suraj Yadav(Pratik Gandhi) of Central Bureau of Investigation.
The Great Indian Murder is about exploring several versions of a single murder, a story that Sudha and Suraj weave through their investigations.
Review of The Great Indian Murder
The Great Indian Murder , 9 episodes based series, is not only based on the murder mystery but it also narrates the story of the 6 suspects involved in the murder mystery.
It’s a complete adaption of Tigmanshu Dhulia’s best selling novel, “The Six Suspects”. The novel encapsulated many real-life events which had made headlines.
The story is about the Vicky Rai (Jatin Goswami), spoilt businessman, in prison for the rape-and-murder of two underage girls, shot by a bullet with his name on it. His father(Ashutosh Rana), a powerful Chattisgarh politician, demands a CBI enquiry. Suraj Yadav (Pratik Gandhi) and Sudha Bhradwaj (Richa Chadha) to show up and begin investigations. Who killed Vicky Rai ?Small-time thief Munna (Shashank Arora) who had an axe to grind with the dead man? Mohan Kumar (Raghubir Yadav), randy retired bureaucrat who is convinced he is Mahatma Gandhi? Welfare officer Ashok Rajput (Sharib Hashmi) or his protege Eketi (Mani PR)? Or someone else?
All the performers done nice job. Ashutosh Rana, occupies the screen with authority. Pratik Gandhi, who is doing a great job of flexing post Scam 1992, walks the thin line between being a cop-on-the-job and a man beholden to someone else. Richa has also very welled played the role of a strict cop along with a soft spouse on other part.
Dhulia has made the series accordingly, while not completely framing a movie from the novel, this is someone who is exploring the long story format, letting each episode stand on its own. And some episodes are clearly better than the others: with so many people and plot points to juggle, that’s always a clear and present danger.
All in all, “The Great Indian Murder” provides us moments of pleasure as it winds its way from start to finish of the first season, if you manage to stick with it.