Raktanchal: A deep rivalry, the dark power of ruling a criminal empire and an epic battle for glory
- by mid-day.com
- May 22, 2020
You've seen many a quintessential hero, and then there are the stereotypical villains. However, MX Player is now bringing viewers two iconic characters, Vijay Singh and Waseem Khan from Purvanchal, who are the law makers as well as the law breakers. Power hungry, driven by vengeance and led by a brute strength that wouldn't let anything come in their way – the duo promises to be the greatest villains that the web has seen lately. MX Original Series Raktanchal redefines the menacing ways of heartland lawlessness and the mafia-raj culture that make the region of Purvanchal bleed into Raktanchal – one gunshot at a time.
Vijay Singh (played by Kranti Prakash Jha) and Waseem Khan (essayed by Nikiten Dheer) will show you the dark side of power, the underbelly of our polite society, and the codes that are practiced, and broken, brutally or not so brutally.
A caring and studious young man turned reluctant gangster – Vijay Singh has many faces. With an aim to dominate and win every tender in the city, Vijay created a mark all by himself and became the most feared man in the city. He was terror in disguise. Violence, law makers or politics – nothing could stop him from getting what he wants. His mantra – more risk, more pain and more pain means more gain is sure to leave you with goose bumps.
After his impactful role in MS Dhoni – the untold story, Kranti Prakash Jha plays Vijay Singh to perfection. Adding light to the character, he says, "Vijay Singh does not follow the usual gangster graph, he did not enter that world out of fascination or because he had a thirst for power. His is a story of struggles to shatter the criminal empire of his adversary. Gang wars have always fascinated me and getting a chance to play a character that is so layered, so real and dangerous really intrigued me".