Series: The Night Manager
Genre: Spy Thriller
Created by: Sandeep Modi
Imdb rating: 7.6/10
My rating: 7/10
Starring: Adtiya Roy Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Sobhita Dhulipala, Tillotoma Shome
The Night Manager is a Hindi language crime thriller Web Series. The series is created by Sandeep Modi, which is a remake of the British television series. Basically The Night Manager is based on the John Le Carre’s novel with the same name.
The Night Manager is a thriller web series. It is available on Hotstar. It tells the story of an ex-Indian soldier, Shaan Sen Gupta (played by Aditya Roy Kapoor). He is recruited by an intelligence operative to infiltrate the inner circle of an international arms dealer, Mr Shailendra Rungta (portrayed by none other than Bollywood heartthrob Anil Kapoor).
The question arises in the mind, will Shaan successfully infiltrate Shelly’s inner circle and help officials put him behind bars?
While the story and screenplay are far-fetched, it’s the riveting performances by Aditya Roy Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Tillotama Shome that keeps the series interesting.
One of the most notable aspects of the series is its production. The breathtaking locations, superb cinematography, and brilliant set design add deep impact on the charisma to the atmosphere, situations and escalating tensions.
Overall, “The Night Manager” is a must watch for at least one time for anyone who enjoys spy thriller dramas. Otherwise it has a few flaws, such as pacing issues in some episodes. Indian directors should have to learn a lot to counter and overcome the flaws. Yet they still work better than that of Pakistani counterparts.
If you want to watch The Night Manager, definitely you gonna like it. But if you compare this series to the original one, you will be disappointed.