Amazon Prime’s newest Indian net collection Tandav has been within the information for all of the improper causes. After the present opened to poor critiques by critics, it sparked outrage among the many Hindu right-wing for depicting Lord Shiva in poor gentle. Protests have been organized and threats have been issued in opposition to the forged and makers of the collection (police needed to be stationed outdoors Saif Ali Khan’s home), forcing them to situation an apology. They later additionally agreed to take away the objectionable elements in view of rising unrest.

Nevertheless, regardless of the poor critiques and immense backlash, the present continues to development and with good cause – the foremost being that the present is extraordinarily binge-able. The episodes are quick, crisp, and fast-paced. Although the plot is weak and predictable with the makers making an attempt to slot in too many points in simply 9 episodes – dynastic politics, the race for the seat, farmers’ protests, and the scholar protests’ – the mindblowing performances will make you forgive the producers considerably.


Saif Ali Khan was superb because the manipulative and ruthless Samar Pratap as was Dimple Kapadia because the power-hungry Anuradha Kishore. Let me simply add that Kapadia owned each scene she was in, her display screen presence was that good. Sunil Grover’s efficiency as Gurupal, Samar’s henchman was sufficient to ship a chill down your backbone.


Zeeshan Ayub did full justice to his position of a morally upright and impressive pupil Shiva and gained audiences together with his flawless efficiency. Enjoying a task like this in India’s present political local weather requires guts and Ayub shone in it.


So far as the present’s plot is anxious, there are two parallel tales working – on the one hand, we’ve India’s ruling social gathering and their inside politics and quest for the Pradhānamantrī‘s ‘kursi’ and on the opposite, we’ve younger college students rallying for his or her rights and people of the farmers, who’ve been evicted from their land. Hassle brews when the 2 worlds collide and that’s what the gist of the collection is.

Director Ali Abbas Zafar, in an official assertion, clarified that “Tandav is a piece of fiction and any resemblance to acts and individuals and occasions is solely coincidental” and that’s how one also needs to take it. Whereas the collection does seem to have been impressed by real-life incidents, it is usually pertinent to remember that inventive liberty has been taken.

It will even be pertinent to say that some scenes of the collection have been shot at Saif’s ancestral dwelling, Pataudi Palace. That is additionally the primary time taking pictures befell contained in the historic palace.

In an interview, Saif had shared that although he doesn’t thoughts renting the grounds of the property, he was a “little bit nervous when the crew moved inside”.

I’d additionally like so as to add right here that a number of viewers had expressed that they discovered the background rating to be overpowering, I felt it added to the temper and general setting of the present.

Tandav is not any Rajneeti nevertheless it isn’t all that horrible both. Watch it for the performances, drama and leisure.