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Naxalbari Review: A well written plot of historic significance with top notch acting

Naxalbari on Zee5 features Rajeev Khandelwal, Tina Datta, Sreejita De, Satyadeep Mishra, Shakti Anand, and Aamir Ali in lead roles. It is now out on the paltform.

The kind of hows available on OTT have sure been evolving and how. With the upsurge in OTT trends, there’s also an upward trend in the quality of stories that we are served. And the latest that seems to have won our hearts is Naxalbari. Featuring Rajeev Khandelwal, Aamir Ali, Tina Duttaa, in pivotal roles, it is a delight for those who enjoy this genre. And so, this Naxalbari review is one that has the nicest of things to add about the show.

As can be understood from the name itself, it narrates the incidents that took place in a village called Naxalbari, located in West Bengal’s Silliguri, in 1967. While the action element is high throughout, it also brings back what we have read in our book but with a more realistic approach. There are instances when one seems to feel for the cause as a viewer, and rightly so.

Before moving further on the Naxalbari review, check out the trailer here:


In the very beginning, we witness a blast that is planned by Binu Atram (Shakti Anand), thereby killing an MLA. Soon, we also see his aides, Pahaan (Satyadeep Mishra) and Prakruti (Sreejita Dey). We are then introduced to Rajeev Khandelwal as the exuberant cop, the son of Mumbai’s Commissioner. Tina Datta plays his girlfriend, Ketki, thereby adding the love-angle to the show as well. And finally, we have Aamir as Keswani, who is the go-to person for an industrialist. All throughout, together, they get what they want by hook or by crook.

While that’s about the series, in a nutshell, the Naxalbari review is incomplete without a special mention of the performances. Rajeev Khandelwal is the star of the show, and we cannot stress about it just enough. He might have put together one of his finest acts so far and we are glad about it. Tina has done a fair job with whatever she is asked to, and with the likes of Aamir, Satyadeep, and Shakti, things just fall into place. Ali, too, has outdone himself and rightly chosen a show for his debut as well as to break through a certain kind of image.

Due credits to director Partho Mitra for the brilliance that the show is as far as the visuals are concerned and how the narration takes place. If you are looking at a compressed version of Naxalbari review, we’d have to say that it is a must-watch for more reasons than one. If one enjoys such a genre, then it is a win-win, and if you don’t, you might begin to now!

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