The Butcher, Abhay, Episode 7: Web Series Review
Cast: Prashant Narayanan, Kunal Kemmu, Elnaaz Norouzi, Sandeepa Dhar, Namit Das, Rituraj Singh, Maninee Mishra.
Director: Ken Ghosh.
Genre: Crime, Thriller.
Release Date: 30th April 2019.
As the suspension on Abhay is lifted, he is called back to work on a case that’s been under the police, unsolved, for years. A serial killer, who likes to call himself UP ka Kasaee, is back after 3 years, murdering people and then butchering the bodies, leaving the pieces on public places to be found. As Abhay’s personal issues come to unfold to an end, will he and his team be able to catch the elusive butcher?
- After the last two climax episode, Abhay now moves into the denouement phase. It puts Abhay’s personal life to in the background as it wraps up the drama, and concentrates more on his professional front, dealing with a murderer who butchers people.
- The killer, played by Prashant Narayanan, seems to have some people-cleaning drive, justifying his killings as a favor to the society. Can’t help but remind you of Thanos, with his urge to clean the overpopulated city of Lucknow, though with his picks of people. Prashant plays his character down to the T, justifying his killings in a way that makes the viewers confused about his motive.
- As Gopal’s character arc comes to an end, you can’t help but admire Namit’s performance. He’s not a cold-hearted killer, just a devastated informant who had to lose everything because of his association with the police. You feel sympathetic for him on one hand, and on the other believe that he shouldn’t have taken the law in his hands, dealing with it the way he did.
- Abhay doesn’t glorify the police work and their way; they can be wrong, as we know, but they are also efficient when need be. Abhay deals with that grey area and has portrayed it efficiently with all the episodes.
- The cliffhanger at the end trumps every other used before in the series, making you curious for the season finale to conclude the butcher’s and Abhay’s It sure will be a bittersweet end.
- Abhay has followed the filmmaking’s three act structure perfectly, creating the necessary strain and excitement where necessary, reaching an intense climax- the pinnacle point, and now it drops down towards the ending, wrapping up the story perfectly.
- Abhay always had a bold, in-your-face plot and visuals, so some of the scenes and language can be upsetting for some people. Watch at your own discretion.
Abhay’s latest episode is the testament of the creator’s brilliance at balancing the aspects of filmmaking with their sordid, brutal plot, effectively.
- Abhay marks Prashant Narayanan’s debut in the world of web series, he was previously seen on digital with Large Short Films’ Sparsh.
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