What: Aranyak review: Raveena Tandon shines in her grippingly mystical OTT debut streaming on Netflix. Aranyak directed by Vinay Waikul is made under the banner of Roy Kapur Films and Ramesh Sippy Entertainment.
OTT web series Aranyak synopsis
After a foreign teenage tourist Aime (Anna Ador) disappears in the misty Himalayan town, a harried, local cop Kasturi (Raveena Tandon) must join hands with her city-bred replacement Angad ( Parambrata Chattopadhyay), on a big-ticket case that digs up skeletons and revives a forgotten Himalayan myth of a bloodthirsty, serial killing entity in the forest – Nar - Tendua – a half-man half-beast terror.
OTT web series Aranyak review
Director Vinay Waikul (TV series Mission Over Mars, The Test Case fame) takes advantage of its picturesque locals, fine cast and an engaging plot to churn a gripping blend of a cat and mouse thrill with emotional overturns. This six series crime thriller drama travels with faith, fate, superstition, believe, love, lost and pain which pleases the lovers of thrills has all for a binge watching watch without much complain.
Raveena Tandon comes strong reminding of her solid portrayal in Satta (2003). Raveena should be coming more on screen.
Kahani fame Parambrata Chatterjee as Angad who is fighting his personal trauma while solving the Amie case is very good.
Ashutosh Rana as the retired policeman and father in law of Raveena Tandon excels.
Zakir Hussain is very good so is Megna Malik.
The problem is the way the series ends after a superb opening scene involving the mysterious disappearance of Angad’s child and the murder of Aime. It loses steam and accepts convenience easily.
Aranyak has its glaring flaws, it could have been more cutting and layered crime thriller about the beast outside and the beast within. But still Aranyak stands out for the following reasons Raveena Tandon shines in her OTT debut and for those who don,t look much beyond entertaining thrills and engaging mystery, Aranyak is the binge watch you may need.