After the massive success of Mx Player’s original political-crime drama series, Raktanchal, that premiered on 28th May 2020, Kranti Prakash Jha is all set to return with its 2nd season. This second part is scheduled to premiere on 11th February on Mx Player. Written by Sarvesh Upadhyay, we will see Ritam Srivastav returning to the director’s seat. Karan Patel will make his OTT debut with this one.
Other than Kranti Prakash Jha, the cast list also includes popular names like Nikitin Dheer, Mahie Gill, Ashish Vidyarthi, Soundarya Sharma, Mukesh Bhatt, Vikram Kochhar, Ronjini Chakraborty, Basu Soni, Krishna Bisht and Chitranjan Tripathy. For the facts, season 1 was included in the list of Best series on MX Player, released by Indian Express and had crossed 100 million views within three months of its release. We are sure that the second season will reach even higher milestones.
Inspired by real-life events from the 1980s of Purvanchal, Uttar Pradesh, this 9-episodic season is dominated by the politically powerful and underground crime lords, who run the politics of this area and the series is set in a backdrop of revenge, deceit and power games. This season will highlight how political equations will change as the power-hungry adversaries set their eyes on becoming the new CM. Ramanand Rai, a senior politician, has powerful competition from Waseem Khan who was one of the big tender mafias of Purvanchal and has now entered active politics, while Sarawasti Devi – a sole woman representative of the state also wants to stake claim to the coveted CM chair.
Responding to season 2, Kranti Prakash Jha expressed “I am really excited for the second season of Raktanchal. After ending season 1 on a cliffhanger, Vijay’s comeback is much awaited and this time round – rajneeti banayega Purvanchal ko Raktanchal.” Mahie Gill, talking about her character said, “Proud and defiant, Saraswati Devi is an enigma who is taking this male-dominated world by storm. After playing such a powerful character on screen, inspired by real-life instances from the early 90s, I realized what it takes to be a woman in Indian politics.”
Ashish Vidyarthi shared his experience quoting “We have created an exciting political drama for our audience that unfolds the murky world of politics, and I hope they shower us with the same love and support as they did during Raktanchal season 1.” Nikitin Dheer comforted his character by expressing, “Playing Waseem has always been difficult. This character is very complex and has multiple emotions running high at each turn which is what compelled me to take this role. From learning dialects of UP to dressing the part as a politician, I have given this character my best shot. I only hope that the audience appreciates my role as much as they did in the first season.” Patnabeats wishes the Bihari lad, Kranti Prakash Jha and his entire team of Raktanchal 2, the very best of luck and congratulations!