Of course, you know this acclaimed filmmaker’s work with hits such as MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Baby, Special 26, Naam Shabana, A Wednesday, and Aiyaary, now Neeraj Pandey is bringing his inimitable style to Netflix, with a cop drama series set in Bihar titled Khakee: The Bihar Chapter.
Inspired by the true story of how Bihar’s most dangerous criminal was caught, Khakee: The Bihar Chapter is a story of anarchy and conflict that changed Bihar forever. The crime series follows the epic tussle between two men on both sides of the law — one a feared gang lord and the other a fiercely upright Indian Police Service officer Amit Lodha.
Speaking about his collaboration with Netflix and his upcoming series, Neeraj Pandey said, “As an admirer of the platform, which stands for such diversity in content and formats, I am elated to announce Friday Storytellers’ Partnership with Netflix for our upcoming series Khakee-The Bihar Chapter. This cop-and-crime thriller, set during the early 2000s in the heartland of Bihar, is a big story which we have been wanting to create and share for some time. And through the directorial lens of Bhav Dhulia and the production expertise of my partner Shital Bhatia, we have endeavoured to bring the flavor alive with the tonality and treatment. Shot in extreme trying circumstances at Jharkhand and Bihar across multiple Covid waves, it boasts of a talented ensemble depicting strong characters which we hope will resonate with the local and the global Netflix audiences.”
Monika Shergill, VP-Content, Netflix India, said: “We are excited to bring one of India’s best storytellers, Neeraj Pandey on Netflix with his powerful crime drama series Khakee: The Bihar Chapter. A thrilling true story of the rise of a dreaded criminal and a determined cop, Neeraj will take the audiences in India and across the world on an intense and unparalleled journey through Bihar.”
Directed by Bhav Dhulia, the series cast includes Karan Tacker, Avinash Tiwary, Ashutosh Rana, Jatin Sarna, Nikita Dutta, Ravi Kishan, Abhimanyu Singh, Anup Soni, Aishwarya Sushmita, Shraddha Das, and Vinay Pathak.
Check out this sneak peek behind the scenes!