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Amazon Prime’s Political Thriller Tandav, Along the Lines of House of Cards, to Headline Saif Ali Khan

By Binged Rashmi Paharia - November 27, 2019 @ 10:16 am

Amazon Prime's Political Thriller Tandav, Along the Lines of House of Cards, to Headline Saif Ali KhanAmazon Prime Video‘s next Indian original ‘Tandav’ is certain to shake up the Indian OTT space, if news coming in from that end is anything to go by. The web series has a lot going for it, in terms of its plot, script and the eclectic cast and crew working on it.

Tandav is a political thriller, created along the lines of hit American political drama, House of Cards. The story and screenplay has been written by Gaurav Solanki, co-writer of the compelling Bollywood movie, Article 15.

The series is being directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the director of Bollywood hits such as Bharat, Tiger Zinda Hai, Gunday and more. Tandav will mark Ali Abbas Zafar’s debut in the digital space.

Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan is headlining the series, his next foray into the web world, after his successful Sacred Games outing. Mitron actress Kritika Kamra will play his leading lady, while Purab Kohli also has a pivotal role in the series.

In the latest news coming in from Amazon Prime, Shonali Nagrani, Paresh Pahuja, Sunil Grover, Sarah Jane Dias and Shobhit Johri are the latest additions in the ensemble cast of the show.

Tandav is apparently a gripping take on UP politics, with Dalit politics thrown into the mix, a la Article 15. Saif Ali Khan plays a politician in the series, who inches his way up to become PM. The 8-episode series is slated to premiere on Amazon Prime Video in mid-2020.

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