How crime thrillers like ‘Rangbaaz’, ‘Sacred Games’ and ‘Mirzapur’ are driven by its powerful supporting cast
Crime thrillers as a genre seem to be an absolute favourite amongst the Indian audiences. Shows packed with lots of action, drama and politics have been drawing the audience’s attention and numbers compelling the OTT platforms to focus more on gangster stories. Ever since ‘Rangbaaz’, ‘Sacred Games’ and ‘Mirzapur’ released, it has garnered traction and been on the must-watch list of viewers.
From a stellar cast to sharp dialogues and a thrilling storyline, these web series are an absolute binge-worthy. Every element of these series be it the star cast, location and plot are finely nuanced.
These shows are bringing to the forefront the mettle of some fantastic supporting actors who are shaping the narrative of the series. In ‘Sacred Games’, a flawed yet very human character played by Jitendra Joshi made him an instant favourite amongst the critics. His unparalleled loyalty to Sartaj (Saif Ali Khan) that often gets him in trouble with his wife and his simple outlook towards life made the viewers root for him.
In ‘Rangbaaz Phirse’, Sushant Singh is seen essaying the role of Jairam Godara who is a close friend and confidante of Amarpal Singh, played by Jimmy Sheirgill. Sushant has never been seen in this avatar and his diction, body language is absolutely on point. The audiences are left feeling for him as much as for the protagonist.
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In ‘Mirzapur’, Guddu and Babloo Pandit, played by Ali Fazal and Vikrant Massey, come from simple middle-class backgrounds. The duo had a great bond in the show which was loved by the audience.
Having a great ensemble cast does help in building the narrative of such crime-thrillers.