Jaideep Ahlawat in Paatal Lok, Amazon Prime Video’s latest Indian police drama. Photo: Handout Jaideep Ahlawat in Paatal Lok, Amazon Prime Video’s latest Indian police drama. Photo: Handout
Jaideep Ahlawat in Paatal Lok, Amazon Prime Video’s latest Indian police drama. Photo: Handout
Stephen McCarty
Opinion

Opinion

What a view by Stephen McCarty

Indian crime drama Paatal Lok dives into police brutality and offers a considered comment on world’s largest democracy

  • Jaideep Ahlawat plays officer Hathi Ram Chaudhary, who is headed for oblivion until a career-defining case lands on his desk
  • The series has all the elements of an intriguing, nuanced thriller, while also exploring religion, discrimination and media influence in India

Jaideep Ahlawat in Paatal Lok, Amazon Prime Video’s latest Indian police drama. Photo: Handout Jaideep Ahlawat in Paatal Lok, Amazon Prime Video’s latest Indian police drama. Photo: Handout
Jaideep Ahlawat in Paatal Lok, Amazon Prime Video’s latest Indian police drama. Photo: Handout
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