Mahabharat Murders is a Bengali TV series directed by Soumik Haldar and stars Priyanka Sarkar, Arjun Chakrabarty, Saswata Chatterjee, Rishav Basu, Kaushik Sen, Rajdeep Gupta, and Debasish Mondal. The series has 12 episodes and three episodes will release every week till June 3 and the episodes have a runtime of around 25 minutes each. It is based on the novel of the same name by Arnab Ray.
Hoichoi describes the series as:
A SERIAL KILLER PERCEIVES HIMSELF AS THE MODERN-DAY DURYODHAN AND VICIOUSLY KILLS THE PEOPLE HE PERCEIVES AS THE PANDAVAS. INVESTIGATING OFFICERS RUKSANA AND SIDDHARTHA ENCOUNTER SEVERAL TWISTS AND TURNS IN THIS 21ST CENTURY KURUKSHETRA TO UNCOVER THE MASTERMIND BEHIND THIS GRUESOME GAME OF REVENGE.
– Mahabharat Murders review does not contain spoilers –
Mahabharat Murders part 3 continues to give us short, engaging and extremely watchable episodes. On week 3 of the mystery, I was thoroughly invested in the proceedings of the case with Ruksana. As the mystery continues to expand and grow, an unlikely suspect and more subplots come up that takes you on one crazed ride after another. More and more bodies pile up but are we any close to the heart of the matter?
Mahabharat Murders, with every new murder, brings forth more questions than answers. And unlike other shows that take us on a wild goose chase, this one’s actually a treat to watch. The series does a phenomenal job at holding on to our interests and after a shocking death, we are left reeling to find justice. Unfortunately, that’s hard to find in this week’s three episodes so you’re just left asking questions continuously.
I, however, have a small problem with this week’s episodes. Mahabharat Murders, because of its release schedule, loses out on the emotional connection that we have with the characters. Thus, if and when they come across problems, you don’t necessarily feel that impact that you would’ve had if the series released all of its episodes together. Additionally, some of these episodes, most notably Udyog Pawrbo, feature some really redundant scenes that are absolutely unnecessary and pointless. In the aforementioned episode, we follow Ruksana and Pabitra walking through a hotel for entirely too long – it feels like the scene was added only as a filler to increase the minimum runtime of the episode. It’s so weird.
Either way, as we apparently find the real Duryadhon, the question remains – is this the real culprit? Do we have the person who caused such intense mayhem and destruction? The answers… come back somewhat confusing. There’s a gnawing suspicion in the back of your mind and with the help of some well-placed exposition, you start to suspect someone else entirely. A different game is afoot, something that we haven’t thought of yet. And the answers lie in the next three episodes!
Summing up: Mahabharat Murders Part 3
Mahabharat Murders continues to do a great job with its well-placed clues and a storyline that goes deeper than just the historical fiction. The way that the past and present come together is not only deliciously twisted but seems like it’s rightfully evil. Although we get a hint of an answer this week, the true scope of the “perfect crime” comes out next week and, by the looks of it, a load of an exposition dump.
Mahabharat Murders is streaming on Hoichoi.
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