Paatal Lok (English: Underworld) is a neo-noir web television series which will premier on Amazon Prime Video on 15 May 2020. It is produced by Clean Slate Films, Anushka Sharma’s banner. The teaser was released on 27 April while the trailer will be out on 5 May. A down and out cop lands the case of a lifetime when four suspects are nabbed in the assassination attempt of a prime time journalist. The case turns out to be a devious maze where nothing is what it looks like. The pursuit of it leads him to the dark netherworld – the ‘Paatal Lok’, and to shocking discoveries in the past of the four suspects.
‘Paatal Lok’ trailer: An attempted murder reveals a web of crime in Delhi – Scroll
Paatal Lok trailer opens by introducing the three figurative worlds: swarga lok (heaven) where “gods” live, dharti lok (Earth) where “common men” like Chaudhary live, and paatal lok (underworld) where “insects” like Tyagi live. After the four criminals are arrested, Chaudhary and the Uttar Pradesh police begin to torture the four, with Kabir M. hounded for “hiding” his Muslim identity. CBI takes over the case as the investigation goes on, and Chaudhary is suspended for what seems like a political cover-up of sorts. But since he’s the hero, Chaudhary continues his own off-the-books investigation, which could land him in serious trouble.
“Paatal Lok is every creator’s dream,” Sudip said in a prepared statement. “This is an Indian story at heart but with great global appeal thanks to the themes it portrays and the characters it presents. I am pleased that alongside Clean Slate Filmz, I get to make my digital debut on Amazon Prime Video.”