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'The Great Indian Murder': Prateek Gandhi and Richa Chadha uncover a complicated murder mystery in the teaser

It is a fascinating story about the murder of Vicky Rai, the spoilt brat son of Chhattisgarh's Home Minister, and the inquiry that follows

The Great Indian Murder: Prateek Gandhi and Richa Chadha uncover a complicated murder mystery in the teaser

On Tuesday, the first trailer for the forthcoming thriller series 'The Great Indian Murder' was unveiled (January 18). Tigmanshu Dhulia directed the play based on author Vikas Swarup's gripping novel "Six Suspects." Richa Chadha, Pratik Gandhi, Ashutosh Rana, Shashank Arora, Raghubir Yadav, Paoli Dam, Jatin Goswami, Sharib Hashmi, and Amey Wagh are among the cast members.

The show, which was co-written for the screen by Tigmanshu Dhulia, Vijay Maurya, and Puneet Sharma, depicts the murder of a pampered brat Vicky Rai, the son of Chhattisgarh's Home Minister, Jagannath Rai, and the investigation that follows.

The case's investigating officers DCP Sudha Bhardwaj, portrayed by Richa Chadha, and Suraj Yadav, played by Pratik Gandhi, are on the lookout for six suspects in connection with Vicky's murder. 'The Great Indian Murder,' which masterfully employs the Rashomon effect, explores numerous versions of a single murder, a storey that Sudha and Suraj weave throughout their investigations.

Talking about the series, director Tigmanshu Dhulia says, "While working on 'The Great Indian Murder', I was taken back to my love for thrillers and murder mysteries. Vikas Swarup's 'Six Suspects' has been on my list of top thrillers, so envisioning it for the screen was doubly exciting for me. The story does an excellent job of blending mystery, murder and fate with a unique storyline."

Highlighting the importance of each character in the story, he adds, "Every character in the series holds the fort with their characteristic individuality that adds to the raw eclectic feel of the series. It is unlike anything I have worked on before. It has been a great journey, and I hope the audience shows 'The Great Indian Murder' much love and appreciation. Disney+ Hotstar has been creating some path breaking content over the years so we couldn't have better partners than them to showcase the show."

Talking about her affinity for thrillers, Richa Chadha says, "Thrillers have always been an exciting genre for me - it challenges you greatly and stretches your capabilities as an actor. When I read the script for 'The Great Indian Murder', I knew instantly that it was a project I wanted to be a part of. There's an intriguing story to tell here, and Tigmanshu is a brilliant director who was there for me and for the rest of the cast to guide and direct."

She concurs with her director, "Each character in this series has an intense motive and justification for their actions - it is somewhat relatable, yet nerve-wracking. It is an exemplary example of thriller series writing which only Tigmanshu Dhulia could have pulled off. Can't wait to see the audience's reaction to it."

Pratik Gandhi reveals, "I wanted to be very thoughtful about my next digital outing and 'The Great Indian Murder' and Disney+ Hostar seemed like the perfect choice. My character Suraj Yadav was a whole new challenge for me. He is someone who represents the law but never shies away from breaking it or mending it to ease his way."

He adds, "This grey layer and his easy transition between the dark and light sides make him special and very human. I am extremely grateful to Tigmanshu Dhulia and Richa Chadha for constantly being by my side and helping me to interpret the character. Hope Suraj Yadav receives a lot of love and appreciation."

Ajay Devgn, who has produced the show, shares, "'Six Suspects', as a book, intrigued and fascinated me greatly. As an ardent fan of thrillers, I am looking forward to 'The Great Indian Murder' as it intricately deals with a common subject like class divide and revenge but with a lot of glamour."

Talking about his collaboration with Tigmanshu, he adds, "Collaborating with Tigmanshu Dhulia to bring alive this exhilarating thriller on screen was an obvious choice, given his phenomenal creation of some of the best thrillers in India. Disney+ Hotstar and I share a strong relationship and I relate to their creative ambition and ability to think big."

Producer Priti Vinay Sinha says, "It's been an adrenaline filled three-year journey from the day I acquired the rights of the book from Vikas Swarup to producing 'The Great Indian Murder' into a fascinating series with a greatly talented cast and crew. I am really excited to share our web series with the audience. Ajay and I partnering as producers under our banner ADF & RLE Media for the first time and working with Tigmanshu Dhulia and Disney+ Hotstar has been a dream run."

Gaurav Banerjee, Head, Content, Disney+ Hotstar and HSM Entertainment network, Disney Star India, says, "We are thrilled to bring yet another powerful and genre-defining story with 'The Great Indian Murder'. Starring critically acclaimed actors and helmed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, the series' crossover of characters from different walks of life makes it a highly intriguing title that is sure to entertain audiences across the country."

From February 4, 'The Great Indian Murder' will be accessible to stream in Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Bengali exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar.

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