Tandav is all set to hit the screen of Amazon Prime on 15th January 2021. The show is composed by Himanshu Kishan Mehra and Ali Abbas Zafar, featuring Saif Ali Khan, Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub, Dimple Kapadia, Kritika Kamra, Gauahar Khan, Sarah Jane Dias, Sunil Grover, Dino Morea, Anuup Sonii, Kumud Mishra, and Sandhya Mridul.
The trailer of this show, Tandav has been already disclosed. It is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. This series is based on a political drama involving characters like Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub, Dimple Kapadia, Kritika Kamra, Gauahar Khan, Sarah Jane Dias, Sunil Grover, Dino Morea, Anuup Sonii, Kumud Mishra, and Sandhya Mridul.
As per the trailer, it is assumed that the story revolves around the people, belonging to different backdrop setup who all are giving their best shot to secure the highest position. The role of Saif Ali Khan is based on how he tries to become the prime minister. Grover plays his cunning, all-knowing aide. Ayyub is a student leader. Meanwhile, Kapadia and Mishra’s characters want to ascend the ‘throne’ by any means possible.
The trailer also shows how these character’s life are connected while forwarding the story revolving around predictions. The scriptwriter for this web series is Gaurav Solanki, who is also the writer for Article 15. So therefore there are some assumptions that the show will turn out to be a perfect fit. However, everything depends on the main fountainhead and he is Ali Abbas Zafar’s direction. He is very well known for making commercial movies, this is the first time he is working on a web series.
In one of the interview, Saif Ali Khan stated that “The entertainment industry in India is going through a renaissance and stories like Tandav are at the forefront of this change. As an actor, for me, a good piece of dramatic writing and a compelling creation featuring grey characters is always exciting. As I read about the complexities of my character Samar and dived deeper into the world of Tandav, I knew that I had to play this character.”
The official synopsis of the web series reads, “The charismatic leader of a premiere political party, Samar Pratap (Saif Ali Khan), feels he’s ready to inherit the chair of PM after his party wins the (Lok Sabha) elections. Samar’s father, the party patriarch, and the Prime Minister of the country, Devki Nandan (Tigmanshu Dhulia) is not willing to retire yet. Anuradha, Devki’s close associate (Dimple Kapadia), party senior leader Gopal Das (Kumud Mishra) are a few of many other leaders considering themselves fit to sit the chair. But the chair never comes easy. A parallel story plays out with the idealistic campus activist Shiva (Zeeshan Ayub) who becomes an overnight youth icon as he shines at a political event. Shiva wants to bring about the change, sway the youth, and overthrow the power pillars. Shiva gets the first taste of power. Shiva and Samar’s lives intersect as national politics meets campus activism. The dance of politics ensues as a series of events expose the inherent deceit, manipulation, greed, ambition, and violence in all the relationships.”Watch Trailer