Abhay (TV series)

Abhay is a ZEE5 Original Indian Hindi-language crime thriller web series.[1] Produced by B. P. Singh under Fiction Factory Productions, and directed by Ken Ghosh, the series marks the digital debut of Bollywood actor Kunal Khemu, who stars alongside Elnaaz Norouzi, Sandeepa Dhar and Namit Das.[2][3] The series revolves around officer Abhay Pratap Singh, an investigating officer with the mind of a criminal, who can go to any extent to solve a case.[4][5] The first season comprised eight episodes[6] and was released on ZEE5 on 7 February 2019.

Abhay
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Official poster
GenreCrime
Thriller
Developed byB. P. Singh
Written by
  • Alka Shukla
  • Vaspar Dandiwala
  • Pushaan Mukherjee
  • Ankana Joshi
  • Sushant Shukla
  • Srinivas Abrol
  • Sudhanshu Sharma
  • Priya Saggi
  • Smita P. Mukherjee
  • Aparna Nadig
  • Alka Shukla
Directed byKen Ghosh
Starring
Music byAjay Singha
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes16 (list of episodes)
Production
Producer(s)
  • B.P. Singh
  • Renu B.P. Singh
CinematographyHari K. Vedantam
Editor(s)Mukesh Thakur
Running timeApprox. 35 minutes
Production company(s)Firefly Productions
Release
Original networkZEE5
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Original release7 February 2019 (2019-02-07) –
present
External links
Website

The series has returned with the season 2, titled, Abhay 2 with Kunal Khemu[7] as the protagonist while Ram Kapoor[8] and Chunky Pandey[9][10][11] will be seen playing the antagonist in the series. Besides them, the second season also stars Bidita Bag, Raghav Juyal, Indraneil Sengupta and Asheema Vadaan. Abhay 2[12] is produced by B.P. Singh,[13] and directed by Ken Ghosh was released on the same OTT platform on August 14, 2020.[14]

PlotEdit

Season 1Edit

The story revolves around the life of Abhay, an investigation officer who in a race to save two school kids, Raghu and Pooja. The kids have gone missing in the village of Chinthari. For the past two years, the village on the outskirts of Lucknow have been reporting missing children. Will Abhay be able to battle against his personal demons and find the missing kids?

Season 2Edit

Set within a year after the events of the first season, Abhay continues to hunt vile murderers and monster with his trademark ingenuity, and novel deductions until and enigmatic criminal mastermind, with no name or past, turns his world upside down and traps him along with everyone else in a maze that will test the very fibre of Abhay’s morality. He plays the villain’s game better than the villain could have expected but still the game does what it is meant to. The Villain and his truth about our world and its corruption starts getting to Abhay, the pressure of saving the kids and his past secrets make him vulnerable, but even by the end he remains incorruptible[15][16]

CastEdit

Main (Season 1)Edit


Main (Season 2)Edit

RecurringEdit

  • Ayush Shrivastava as Sameer
  • Manini Mishra as Radhika
  • Rituraj Singh as Kuldeep Dhingra (KD)
  • Pratyaksh Panwar as Saahil
  • Devendar Chaudhury as Sandeep Awasthi
  • Nitish Pandey as Pandey Ji
  • Deepak Tijori as Chander Singh (Episode 1)
  • Gopal Singh as Rawat (Episode 1)
  • Sangeeta Panwar as Chuttan Bai (Episode 1)
  • Dua Fatima as Pooja (Episode 1)
  • Arav Shukla as Raghu (Episode 1)
  • Anshuman Jha[20] as Pramod (Episode 2)
  • Yashashri Masurkar as Surbhi (Episode 2)
  • Basant Kumar as Charan (Episode 2)
  • Anupriya Goenka[21] as Supriya (Episode 3)
  • Manraj Singh as Rohit (Episode 3)
  • Praveen Tiwari as Dushyant (Episode 3)
  • Utpal Dashora as Param (Episode 3)
  • Kiran Joneja as Manda (Episode 4)
  • Ravi Khanvilkar as Manda's Assistant (Episode 4)
  • Aayaam Mehta as Officer Srivastava (Episode 4)
  • Alisha Chaudhary as Aanchal (Episode 4)
  • Guddu Rana as Aghori (Episode 4)
  • Prashant Bhargava as Driver (Episode 4)
  • Mukesh Rishi as Babu Bhaiyya (Episode 5 and 6)
  • Harsh Mayar as Sujay (Episode 5 and 6)
  • Naved Aslam as Senior Officer (Episode 5 and 6)
  • Rana Sengar as Sugreev (Episode 7)
  • Ivan Rodrigues as Channel Head (Episode 7)
  • Prashant Narayanan as Jaykrishan (Episode 7 and 8)
  • Saurabh Nayyar as Forensic Expert (Epiosde 7 and 8)

EpisodesEdit

Season 1Edit

Episode No. Title Plot
1 Bagged and Tagged Raghu and Pooja are two school kids who went missing in the village of Chinthari. Abhay, an investigation officer is assigned to find the missing kids. Will he be able to fight his personal battles and find Raghu and Pooja?
2 Who is the Daddy now? Abhay is assigned another case that involves a psychotic killer involved in the murder of three people.
3 Swipe Right

A dating app has been used to commit a crime and Abhay gets into action to solve the mystery of the murder.

4 Cyanide Poisoning Govind is back to seek revenge. Will Abhay be able to identify the serial killer or will he be distracted by Govind?
5 Crossfire

The story takes us back to Abhay's past which explains his current paranoia. Meanwhile, a dissatisfied teenager goes on a killing spree.

6 Burn Abhay's relationship with Natasha begins to hinder the investigation of the killer. Will Abhay be able to solve the murder cases?
7 The Butcher A butcher from Uttar Pradesh slaughters people and flings their body parts in different areas of the town. A lack of evidence and clues make this a tough case to crack. Will Abhay be able to catch this butcher or will he get trapped in Govind’s vicious plan?
8 48 Hours Abhay has 48 hours to find the killer. Will he find the butcher? Will Natasha help Abhay in hunting for the killer?

Season 2Edit

Episode No. Title Plot Release Date
1 Brain soup As students in Lucknow start going missing, the STF team headed by Abhay starts probing the case. Their investigation leads them to a twisted serial killer. Meanwhile, a school bus is taken hostage by a peculiar looking person. 14-08-2020
2 One Legged Skeleton The dead body of sub-inspector Maninder Singh is found in a canal with a missing foot. Abhay's inquiry leads him to Saloni, a sex worker. 14-08-2020
3 The Game Begins Abhay learns about the hijacking of the school bus through Sonam, a reporter who is pursuing the case of the missing children and bashing the police force for its inability to track down the hijackers. Abhay receives a hint towards the location of the kid. 14-08-2020
4 The 12 Hour Challenge Abhay meets the Villian who challenges him into a game in exchange for information on the missing kids. The mastermind leads Abhay to the case of missing women and dares him to solve the case in 12 hours to get the location of one of the missing kids. 04-09-2020
5 Misplaced Retribution Abhay manages to locate the kid the Villian had led him to. The Villian once again promises to give Abhay the location details of two more kids if he can nab the murderer of a couple that was killed in a car crash in 48 hours. 04-09-2020
6 The Homophobic Killer A homophobic killer brutally murders two young men and broadcasts the news of their murders on the radio. At the vigil held for the victims, the killer strikes again and murders two more men. The killer's next plan can lead to the loss of thousands of lives. 29-09-2020
7 A Tougher Challenge Abhay manages to save a child, but the information is leaked to the press. The Villain shows Abhay an article about the murder of the two young men and orders him to find the killer in 12 hours. 29-09-2020
8 The Final Trap The Villain manages to escape and kills the accused in the missing women's case in police custody. He then threatens to kill the accused in the car crash case next. Meanwhile, Abhay reaches the house where he had an incident with Sonam and discovers that the Villian has set up another challenge for him. But this time, Abhay manages to set the Villain up in his trap. 29-09-2020

ReferencesEdit

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