After Amazon Prime’s Paatal Lok and Netflix’s Betaal, MX Player’s Raktanchal has come to everyone’s rescue amid the lockdown. Raktanchal starring Nikitin Dheer, Kranti Prakash Jha, Vikram Kochchar, Pramod Pathak, Chitranjan Tripathi, Soundarya Sharma, Rojini Chakraborty, Basu Soni and Krishna Bisht is a crime drama inspired by real-life events from the ’80s of Purvanchal, Uttar Pradesh, at the time when the state development work was distributed through tenders. Directed by Ritam Srivastav, the series has 9 episodes in its first season.
The series which released on MX Player on 28th May 2020, has already received great reviews by the Twitterati. Everyone has been praising everyone’s performance and the direction of the series. Raktanchal also sees the Chennai Express famed star Nikitin Dheer get under the skin of an antihero from the 1980s. His rough acting prowess and wrestling sequences will leave you wanting for more. While one tweeted, “#Raktanchal being a true story will make you believe that there actually are such violent gang wars that holds the power to destroy almost everything,” whereas one person praising a scene from the series tweeted, “Obedience at its peak. Scenes as these have been successful in bringing the extreme emotions down. It’s worth a mention. #Raktanchal @mxplayer.”