Shot at 110 different locations which was a task : Sudip Sharma

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After an immense buzz around the storyline and characters of their upcoming cop-investigative thriller series, the makers of Amazon Prime’s Paatal Lok recently released the trailer and everyone is all praise for the intensity it brings to the screen. Sudip Sharma, creator of the show who has written critically-acclaimed films like NH10 and Udta Punjab, to his credit has some inside details to share.

Sudip Sharma, shares, “With the show, we wanted to explore different cultures, perspectives and tales from various regions, as well as the divides. The point is to bring to the audience what they possibly don’t know about, or at least in a manner they haven’t seen.”

Telling us more about the background which brings Paatal Lok together and his experiences, Sharma says, “The show is set up in regions of Delhi, UP and Punjab. I’ve spent a lot of my time in Delhi and Punjab, Bundelkhand and UP, for the research I did for my previous works.”

Why Delhi? To this, Sharma has the perfect reason why a show like Paatal Lok which brings an investigative thriller to the audience, is based there. “Another reason to set up the plot in Delhi was because, it’s the apex of the Indian political scene and where the power centres lie. Also, most media channels operate out of Delhi. Another thing that makes Delhi fascinating is that because of its location it has the feel of a frontier town, bordering to certain lawless parts of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan”.

Throwing more light on the shooting and process that went into the creation of the show, Sudip says, “We shot at about 110 different locations which were a task! About 70 per cent of the show has been shot at actual locations in Delhi, Gurgaon, Rohtak and Chitrakoot, and the rest recreated in Mumbai on sets.”

No brilliance works on the screen without the best research in place and that’s what Sudip tells us about. “We did extensive research to bring to the audience the closest picture to reality. The objective was to keep it as authentic as possible. We researched a lot on the various aspects- from how a cop station looks like to the design aesthetics of a policeman’s house in Delhi.”

From the looks of it itself, the series had created quite a buzz and intrigue amongst the audience all across. The audience cannot stop raving about the characters, actors, storyline and the graph of captivating content that the series brings along, ever since the trailer dropped.

The makers kickstarted the unveiling by releasing the teaser followed by character posters of Jaideep Ahlawat, Abhishek Banerjee and Neeraj Kabi, back to back. The trailer gives an insight into the storyline of Paatal Lok and will definitely walk you through the gateway of hell.

The highly anticipated Amazon Original Series by Sudip Sharma, (writer of NH10 and Udta Punjab) is set to make viewers have a whole different experience of hell on 15th May 2020.

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