Rajesh Mapuskar: Would be interesting to see concept of `Luther` be Indianised

Rajesh Mapuskar: Would be interesting to see concept of `Luther` be Indianised

Disney+ Hotstar is all set to release its much-awaited series, Hotstar Specials ‘Rudra – The Age of Darkness’ on March 4. Directed by noted director Rajesh Mapuskar, this thrilling crime thriller is presented by veteran actor Ajay Devgn in the intense avatar of a cop for the first time in a series. Spanning six episodes, the series has been shot at several unique locations in Mumbai and re-imagines the city through the lens of the country’s most wanted. Produced by Applause Entertainment in association with BBC Studios India, the crime drama stars Raashi Khanna, Esha Deol, Atul Kulkarni, Ashwini Kalsekar, Tarun Gehlot, Ashish Vidyarthi and Satyadeep Mishra in pivotal roles.

Known for his part of life cinema, director Rajesh Mapuskar is all set to disrupt the digital space with this psychological crime thriller. Talking about how Rajesh Mapuskar chooses his projects, he said, “As a storyteller, I love to explore genres. My first film was a feel-good father-son film. Then, there was the second satire. I was writing my next film which was a musical. I shot for Delhi Crime Season 2 and I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of shooting for crime.”

Rudra has promised a completely different avatar of actor Ajay Devgn. He will be seen as a cop who solves cases with his impeccable mind. The director further says how he decided to direct Rudra: The Age of Darkness, adding, “Then, Rudra came my way. I have done a Delhi Police crime show and it was a Mumbai Police crime show and a psychological thriller. It will be interesting to see the Indianisation of the whole concept of ‘Luther’. This was an added challenge. that interested me. That and the fact that Ajay Devgn was down to play the lead! ,

A remake of the successful British series Luther, the series is a fascinating and dark take on a police’s journey to uncover the truth and bring justice to the victims. It will see Ajay Devgn’s character of a placid and spontaneous police officer fighting for the truth in the dark as he wade through a grim and complicated web of crimes and criminals and corruption with a grumpy, steely grit.




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