Can humanity be forced to sacrifice everything to save it by pinning its hopes on it? Disney+ Hotstar’s latest crime thriller, Rudra – The Age of Darkness is explored exactly as it takes viewers on a journey into the deep sea depths of criminal minds. Helmed by ace director Rajesh Mapuskar, this psychological crime drama is the first by actor Ajay Devgn on a digital series in the fiery avatar of a cop.
Spanning 6 episodes, the series is the Indian rendition of the iconic, globally successful British series – Luther. Produced by Applause Entertainment in association with BBC Studios India, the crime drama has a stellar cast featuring Raashi Khanna, Esha Deol, Atul Kulkarni, Ashwini Kalsekar, Tarun Gehlot, Ashish Vidyarthi and Satyadeep Mishra in lead roles; ‘Hotstar Specials’ is coming soon on Disney+ Hotstar and will be available in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam and Bengali.
The series has a dark and complex narrative that is a strangely run-of-the-clock thriller set in the psyche of highly intelligent criminals and the detective who hunts them. 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.
Setting the scale of mass production with Rudra – The Age of Darkness, Disney+ Hotstar has expanded its library of hair-raising thrillers. The furious and thrilling crime saga is shot in many unique locations of Mumbai and re-imagines the city from the perspective of criminals. The series will see Rudra fighting against powerful forces to reveal the truth in an exciting new crime drama.
Actor Ajay Devgn said, “The world of digital streaming has always fascinated me, and I am excited to make my digital acting debut in long format content with an engaging character and title like Rudra. What I love about the character What captivates him is his nuanced, multi-faceted personality and his grit; something that audiences have never seen before in Indian entertainment on this scale. I wish my fans and audiences across India to see Rudra’s magic come alive on screen. and I hope they love the show as much as we have worked for it.”
Director Rajesh Mapuskar said, “Rudra is an extraordinarily special series, narrative-wise, as it is a deep and serious story for a normal cop and a crime drama. Here we have a gray hero who believes in living in darkness to discover the truth. Here the psyche of criminal minds is explored in a never-before-seen way. Some understanding of how criminals’ deeply fascinating minds work takes away viewers. I hope this series gets a lot of love and appreciation from the audience.”
Actress Esha Deol said, “The love I have received from my fans since the first announcement of my return is humbling and I am really looking forward to marking my return with a show as Rudra – The Age of Darkness. Glad. It has been a thrilling ride to share the screen once again with my friend and a co-star like Ajay Devgn who made me feel comfortable coming back in front of the camera from our very first day. During the shoot, we shared the same on-screen We’re back to share the chemistry we had together while shooting our previous films – and myriad pranks too! To experience the pre-release rush, I was really into my character and through the show. Looking forward to moving a step closer to the audience.”