Rediff.com  » Movies » Ajay Devgn Gets INTENSE in Rudra

Ajay Devgn Gets INTENSE in Rudra

By JOGINDER TUTEJA
January 31, 2022 16:31 IST
Get Rediff News in your Inbox:

Intensity, blood and gore are going to be key here.

 

Back in 1999, Ajay Devgn did Thakshak with Director Govind Nihalani. The same year, the future superstar made the out and out commercial entertainer Hindustan Ki Kasam, turned sensitive with Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and delivered masala hits in Kachche Dhaage and Hogi Pyaar Ki Jeet.

Ajay's quest for experimentation was always clear.

Thakshak was one of the darkest films of those times and now that he is venturing into the OTT arena, Ajay returns to that dark zone.

Ajay plays a cop in Rudra: The Edge of Darkness, solving the deadliest of crimes.

Now whether he does that as a vigilante or gets his hands dirty as a cop is something we will know when the action thriller starts streaming on Disney + Hotstar.

Those looking for escapist commercial entertainment a la Singham may not be able to digest the dark theme that Rudra carries. This isn't the kind where Ajay would be seen exclaiming 'Aata majhi satakli' while making 10 goons fly in the air with one punch.

Intensity, blood and gore are going to be key here, and that's the kind of narrative that Director Rajesh Mapuskar has set up for the show. It's a shift for Rajesh as well, considering he directed the feel good Ferrari Ki Sawaari.

It's apparent that he, along with Producers Applause Entertainment (who are on a roll after back-to-back releases Kaun Banegi Shikharwati and Bhaukaal 2), wanted to be true to the essence of the BBC series Luther, starring Idris Elba as the complicated cop John Luther.

Rudra: The Edge of Darkness will stream on Disney + Hotstar. The streaming date will be announced soon.

Get Rediff News in your Inbox:
JOGINDER TUTEJA