Asur Review: The show leaves a lingering impact on your mind

Asur Review: The show leaves a lingering impact on your mind

Rating: 4.5/5

Voot is an online streaming app from Viacom and it has been around for a while. However, there were no new originals available on this platform and one could only see reruns of the shows that are on air on all the Viacom channels. Recently, the streaming app has announced slew of originals and also debuted its own subscription model.

One of the series is titled Asur. One could make out from the trailer itself that will be a psychological thriller. However, it has also certain nuances of mythology that are intricately women in the storyline.

Asur comprises of eight episodes of which seven are 35-40 minutes each and the last one is about an hour long. The show keeps you clued and you are yearning to know what will happen next in the story.

The premise of the show is, there are various serial killings happening around the country and CBI is investigating the same. Asur revolves around two people played by Barun Sobti and Arshad Warsi and they are both CBI forensic officers trying to find the serial killer behind these killings. Barun Sobti plays a character called Nikhil, who left CBI 10 years ago and went on to join FBI and is now teaching forensic science for a living but wants to get back. He has been getting the location coordinates of where the dead body will be found and he feels compelled to get back in the game.

Arshad Warsi is a supremely talented actor that has the potential any role with finesse. In this series, we see him dawn on the role of the CBI officer, Dhananjay Chaterjee and he is mind-blowing in the series. He is given so many shades to perform in the serial and he manages to ace them all!

Even Barun Sobti has done a great job. After seeing him in the hit television serial Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon it was difficult to fathom that he could do something as complicated and with such perfection. The acting of other casts members is also excellent. Wish we got to see a little more of Anupriya Goenka (but guess we will have to wait for season 2 for that).

However, the best part of the show is not the acting but the writing. It is so well etched out and has infused so many elements. There is thrill, suspense, emotion, a few scenes will make you feel a little scared and there are others that have a lingering impact. 

The first couple of murders are a little cruel and if you cannot handle gory stuff, then we will suggest you to stay away. However, if you do so, you will be missing out on a fantastic web series.

When we spoke to Barun Sobti regarding this show, he claimed that "this is the best web series that is out there". Well, it sure is a tall claim to make but he is not entirely wrong. It is definitely something new and has a whole new dimension to the regular thrillers and in terms of Indian web series, it sure is one of the best web series on the internet.

After you are done watching the show, you want this to have another season to answer all the questions that are left unanswered in this one.

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