Cast: Kunal Kemmu (Abhay Pratap Singh), Chunky Panday (Harsh), Ram Kapoor (Main Villain), Bidita Bag (Saloni)
Direction: Ken Ghosh
ZEE5’s latest offering Abhay 2 probably doesn’t believe much in the concept ‘starting once again from where one left the last time.’ That’s the very reason, Abhay season 2 doesn’t really dwell much into the past achievements of Special Task Force officer, Abhay Pratap Singh.
The first three episodes are out and it sets loose right from the very first frame on lawbreakers and malefactors being on the move in Lucknow on organized criminal activities. One of the most chilling and nerve-wracking sequences has to be the one when Chunky Panday (Hash) commits a heinous crime. More than the crime itself, what makes you shiver is Chunky’s menacing expressions which highlight the immoral and debauch nature of his character. The way he switches from a devil who doesn’t hesitate to kill at the drop of a hat to a small-town lousy photocopy shop owner is truly remarkable. Abhay’s fight to outwit this monster disguised in the form of a human being makes for a riveting watch.
Bidita Bag as Saloni is sublime and Satanic. Her sadistic pleasures are derived from human miseries, blood and gore. The horror is such that she experiences bliss by pulling out a tooth of her victim’s dead body as a keepsake & memorabilia.
Ram Kapoor elevates the sense of fear, anxiety & thrill of the show. His salt & pepper looks add a layer of menace to malevolent machismo.
Abhay 2 is a concoction of gore, horror, mystery & insanity. The dialogues stay with you and performances are convincing to the core.
Ken Ghosh manages to weave an edge of the seat entertainer.