Voot started with original series such as Chinese Bhasad, Badman, Sinskaari etc but most of them were either forgotten or went under our radar due to the amount of content that could be found everywhere. Voot is back this year and with a bang! Their latest outing, Asur starring Arshad Warsi and Barun Sobti is a one-of-a-kind thriller series in India that will not just throw you off the edge but will also manage to creep under your skin with it’s themes, philosophies and it’s eerie atmosphere.
- Cast and Crew
- Episodes and Release Date
- How to Watch
Asur is a mythological thriller set in the backdrop of the mystical city of Varanasi. Barun Sobti stars as Nikhil, a forensic-expert turned teacher who is called to his roots in Central Bureau of Investigation where he has to work with his former mentor Dhananjay Rajput, played by Arshad Warsi to crack the case of a brutal serial killer, with whom Dhananjay already has a personal vendetta. A masteful blend of crime, mythology, suspense and philosophy, Voot has hit the ball straight out of the park.
Cast and Crew
The show is directed by Oni Sen and developed by Ding Entertainment and Viacom18 Studios.
The show stars Arshad Warsi (Golmaal, Munnabhai MBBS) in his digital debut and as usual, he never disappoints,
Barun Sobti (The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family, Derma) stars in the second lead and does quite a good job and stands on his own even with Warsi.
Anupriya Goenka (Padmaavat, Criminal Justice) stars as Nikhil’s wife Naina.
Ridhi Dogra stars as Nusrat.
Sharib Hashmi and Pawan Chopra of The Family Man fame are also seen yet again as agents of a secret service, this time the CBI, Lolark Dubey.
Amey Wagh and Vishesh Bansal round up the remaining cast.
Episodes and Release Date
A total of 8 episodes ranging from 40-50 minutes have been released for the first season with the whole season available for viewing on Voot from 2nd March 2020.
Platforms to Watch
All the episodes are available for viewing on the Voot platform.
The first episode is free for viewing for all users. To watch the rest of the episodes, a premium subscription is necessary.
Voot Premium can be subscribed at a yearly rate of Rs. 499 or a monthly rate of Rs. 99.
Asur has a IMDB rating of 8.9/10 and MyMovieRack rating of 3.5/5.
Asur definitely marks a new era of crime thrillers in India. It is very unique and is really intriguing. The cast, especially, Arshad Warsi, Barun Sobti and Ridhi Dogra are wonderful in their roles. Arshad Warsi, in particular gives one of his best performance and Asur will definitely count as one of his best dramatic roles.
The storyline is very engaging and will keep you glued to the screens. The blend of mythology, suspense and crime is new and fresh. The atmosphere created is eerie and even scary at times. There are a few drags along the way but they quickly move away from them and keeps you on the edge of your seat.
All in all, it is fresh, unique and a must-watch if you love eerie investigative drama with a pinch of mysticism and mythology.