New Delhi: ‘Tandav’ is an upcoming web series starring Saif Ali Khan in the lead role. Created and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, ‘Tandav’ is a political drama which takes place in the capital city of the world’s largest democracy. Comprising of 9-episodes, this series will premiere on Amazon Prime Video starting January 15, 2021.
As soon as the teaser of ‘Tandav’ was released last month, it created a storm amongst the audience. In this upcoming web series, Saif Ali Khan will be seen in a never-seen avatar before. It also marks the digital debut of Dimple Kapadia. Keeping the anticipation level high, Amazon Prime Video earlier today released the trailer of this much-awaited political drama. The trailer takes viewers behind the closed, chaotic corridors of power and politics. Set in the capital city of New Delhi, the series is a gripping, fictional drama that showcases the lengths to which people go in the pursuit of power.
Other than Saif Ali Khan and Dimple Kapadia, ‘Tandav’ also stars an ensemble cast of Sunil Grover, Zeeshan Ayyub, Gauahar Khan, Kritika Kamra, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Dino Morea, Kumud Mishra, Amyra Dastur, Sarah Jane Dias, Sandhya Mridul, Annup Sonii, Hitten Ttejwani, Paresh Pahuja and Shonali Nagrani among others.
Elaborating about his character in ‘Tandav’, Saif Ali Khan said, “The entertainment industry in India is going through a renaissance and stories like Tandav are at the forefront of this change. As an actor, for me a good piece of dramatic writing and a compelling creation featuring grey characters is always exciting. As I read about the complexities of my character Samar and dived deeper into the world of Tandav, I knew that I had to play this character. I look forward to the show’s release on Amazon Prime Video.”
“Tandav is a political thriller drama”, said actress Dimple Kapadia. “It is a fiction that perhaps gives you a vivid insight into backroom politicking and what goes on in the country’s power corridors. Anuradha is the kind of character that I have never played before and I am glad to be making my digital debut into digital streaming with a show that is backed by a credible cast & crew. With multiple layers and so many characters, I hope this series intrigues and engages the audience.”
“In Tandav, I will not be seen wearing a saree and making people laugh!” exclaimed Sunil Grover. Talking about his character, Sunil added, “Gurpal is a multi-layered character and something I have never done. Having worked with Ali earlier, I knew that Tandav will be a compelling storyline that is edgy yet entertaining. Ali has created a world that is gripping and gives my character the depth that an actor long for. Saying yes to this role was instinctive and working with accomplished Artists such as Saif, Dimple Ji is a bonus. Hope Tandav entertains everyone”
The charismatic leader of a premiere political party, Samar Pratap (Saif Ali Khan), feels he’s ready to inherit the chair of PM after his party wins the (Lok Sabha) elections. Samar’s father, the party patriarch and the Prime Minister of the country, Devki Nandan (Tigmanshu Dhulia) is not willing to retire yet. Anuradha, Devki’s close associate (Dimple Kapadia), party senior leader Gopal Das (Kumud Mishra) are few of many other leaders considering themselves fit to sit the chair. But the chair never comes easy. A parallel story plays out with the idealistic campus activist Shiva (Zeeshan Ayyub) who becomes an overnight youth icon as he shines at a political event. Shiva and Samar’s lives intersect as national politics meets campus activism. The dance of politics ensues as a series of events expose the inherent deceit, manipulation, greed, ambition and violence in all the relationships.
Watch the trailer here:
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