Jamtara – Sabka Number Ayega
Jamtara – Sabka Number Ayega is an Indian crime drama streaming television series directed by Soumendra Padhi and written by Trishant Srivastava. The story revolves around the phishing operations in the Jamtara district of Jharkhand. It was released on Netflix on 10 January 2020.
|Jamtara – Sabka Number Ayega|
|Written by||Trishant Srivastava Nishank Verma|
|Directed by||Soumendra Padhi|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Picture format||4K (UHDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||10 January 2020 –|
- Amit Sial as Brajesh Bhaan
- Dibyendu Bhattacharya as Inspector Biswa Paathak
- Aksha Pardasany as SP Dolly Sahu
- Sparsh Shrivastav as Sunny
- Monika Panwar as Gudiya
- Aasif Khan as Anas Ahmad
- Harshit Gupta as Baccha
- Rohit Kp as Munna
- Aatm Prakash Mishra as Bachhu
- Anshuman Pushkar as Rocky
- Kartavya kabra as shabaaz
- Monu Kanojiya as chotu
- Simran Mishrikoti as Varsha Mishra / Varsha
The story revolves a bunch of small-town young guns who operate a successful phishing racket, but then they come across a corrupt politician who wants a share of their business. Finally there's a cop who wants to fight against them all.
In 2015, Padhi read an article about the phishing operations carried out by school children in Jamtara district which sparked his interest. He sent his writing team to do research. The character of female SP Dolly Sahu was based on Jamtara's Superintendent Jaya Roy.
Kirubhakar Purushothaman of The New Indian Express said that the plot of the series is "tightly-written and disseminates information seamlessly, hooking us from the word go." Udita Jhunjunwala of Scroll.in called it "extremely binge-able" and wrote: "The characterisation and dynamics of Jamtara land somewhere in the realm of the Anurag Kashyap meets Tigmanshu Dhulia universe."
Tanisha Bagchi of The Quint wrote: "Had the narrative been more layered, Jamtara would have been a huge feather in the cap for Netflix, which has churned out disappointing originals such as Chopsticks, Drive, Ghost Stories etc." Rohan Nahar of Hindustan Times gave a positive review and said that the "underdog series washes away the stench of recent big-budget failures" for Netflix.
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- "Great Performances Make up for the Simple Writing in 'Jamtara'". The Quint. 15 January 2020. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
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