Basking on the success of the police gangster drama, Mum Bhai, and the riveting crime thriller, Bicchoo Ka Khel,ALTBalaji and Zee5havelaunched now an edgy political thriller– Dark7White.With the name having created a lot of curiosity amongst the audience, the show stands true to its title and keeps one hooked to their screen right from the first scene to the last. As the saying goes, ‘In the game of power, either you lose or you die,’ Dark7White brings out the cut-throat world of politics, power, fame, and friendship where relationships are made and broken according to personal interests.
As far as the performances go, one man rises to the fore and shows everyone that he can do more than just being the ‘nice guy’ and that is Sumeet Vyas. Having established himself as the blue-eyed boy of the OTT space, Sumeet dons an absolutely greyrolethathis fans would never have expectedbutthey’ll remember and cherish for a very long time. Add to that is his look of long hair and a beard that’s now been the talk of the town.
Playing the role of Yudhveer Singh aka Yudi, an aspiring politician, the character finds himself getting murdered on his way to an oath-taking ceremony with his college friends being the 7 prime suspects. And that’s when the game begins as the show brings out the characteristics of each friend who has their own motive for the murder, leaving the audience perplexed as to who could have killed Yudi.
What the web series does is that it also brings together the most loved Jodi of the OTT space, Sumeet Vyas and Nidhi Singh, together. This time around, we see much more than the cute and adorable pair that we fell in love with a long time ago. In a never-seen-before avatar for both of them, the duo sinks into the teeth of their character to show just how versatile they can be. Along with Sumeet Vyas, another actor who delivers a brilliant performance is Jatin Sarna, who dons the role of ACP Abhimanyu, the officer on Yudi’s murder case. One of his dialogues, “Raajneeti mein haadse nahi hote, murder hote hain” brings forth the dark reality of the political world as he investigates the case. The beautiful Rajasthani folk song ‘Laal Peeli Ankhiyaan’ re-composed by Arpit Mehta & Udit Prajapati and crooned in the beautiful voice of the Rajasthani choro Bohra Lalit Ashok also fits perfectly in the setting and is also being loved by the fans. The series is directed by Sattwik Mohanty and also stars Kunj Anand, Shekhar Chaudhary, Monica Chaudhary, Taniya Kalra, Sanjay Swaraj, Rachit Behl in pivotal roles.
Dark 7 White is an urbanyouth-oriented political murder mysteryset and shot in Jaipur, isnarrated in a quirky storytelling style laced with dark humour. It is a gripping story about seven friends having high profile jobs with the story shedding light on how their situation wasn’t the same back in their college days. What adds to the intrigue is the story of how one of these seven characters uses the other six for his advantage.
A gripping plot, characters with different personalities packed with a whole lot of dark humour, Dark7White isworth a binge watch.