Voot Select series Asur which stars Arshad Warsi, Barun Sobti, Ridhi Dogra, Anupriya Goenka, Vishesh Bansal, Amey Wagh and Gaurav Arora is a psychological thriller revolving around a murder mystery which also has some mythological roots to it.
The series showcases the dark side of killings, dead bodies and the chase between a psychopath serial killer and two CBI Forensic Experts. Will the two CBI Forensic Experts be able to solve the mystery behind the serial killings or will the various twists in the plot take the story to some other dimension? These two prime questions grapple the viewers throughout the watch.
The plot of the series will keep you engaged since the first scene and the brilliant writing in the show enhances the overall performance of the characters. The background of the series is set in Varanasi and showcases the brutal killings and violence.
Arshad Warsi marks his digital debut with Asur and it is needless to say that the long wait was worth it. As the series progress, several twists are brought into the plot which eventually adds to his character graph. Arshad who plays the role of a Senior CBI officer, Dhananjay Rathore battles with his personal demons, as the story progresses.
Barun Sobti on the other hand, portrays the role of Nikhil Nair, an Ex- CBI forensic expert. Nikhil who is extremely frustrated with his current job as a teacher finds it difficult to strike a balance between his professional and personal life. However, a certain case and his link in it takes him back to his previous position.
Barun’s vulnerability and his frustration of being unable to investigate the real life cases has been depicted in a realistic manner.
A particular scene in the first episode, that deserves a mention, is the moment when Nikhil used to be Dhananjay’s student. That scene establishes a bond between the two and gives an indication on how these two will standby together to unsolve the mystery.
Apart from this, both Ridhi Dogra and Anupriya Goenka as Nusrat and Naina have done justice to their respective roles.
Verdict- The series is a must watch.
Ratings- 4 Stars