The Great Indian Murder trailer and release date are here. On Tuesday, as promised, Disney+ Hotstar announced that its upcoming web series Hotstar Specials – produced by Ajay Devgn and directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia (Paan Singh Tomar) – would be released Friday, February 4th on Disney+ Hotstar in India and Hulu in the US. Based on Slumdog Millionaire author Vikas Swarup’s 2016 novel Six Suspects, The Great Indian Murder follows two detectives (Pratik Gandhi and Richa Chadha) as they investigate the murder of a politician’s playboy son, Vicky Rai. Swarup based the character of Vicky on Manu Sharma, Jessica Lal’s killer.
After Vicky is killed at a party he threw – at the start of The Great Indian Murder trailer – her father (Aranyak’s Ashutosh Rana) demands a CBI investigation into his son’s death that draws investigators Suraj Yadav (Gandhi , from Scam 1992) and Sudha Bharadwaj (Chadha, from Inside Edge). Among the suspects are Mohan Kumar (Raghubir Yadav) who considers himself the next Mahatma Gandhi, a Shashank Arora (Made in Heaven) who served as a waiter at Vicky’s party, and the chief minister of Chhattisgarh, which Rana’s character wants to download. .
In addition to Gandhi, Chadha, Rana, Yadav and Arora, The Great Indian Murder also stars Sharib Hashmi, Paoli Dam, Amey Wagh, Jatin Goswami and Mani. Behind the scenes, Priti Vinay Sinha served as producer alongside Devgn, with Namrata Sinha, Amod Vinay Sinha, Shrey Oberoi and Priti Vinay Sinha serving as executive producers. Dhulia directed all episodes and co-wrote them with Vijay Maurya (Radhe) and Puneet Sharma (Netflix’s Dhamaka). Rishi Punjabi is the cinematographer for The Great Indian Murder. Unnikrishnan PP and Prathamesh Chande are the editors. Ketan Sodha composed the score, with Raghu Dixit, Ketan Sodha and Darshan-Umang providing the original music.
The Great Indian Murder will launch on February 4 on Disney+ Hotstar in India and Hulu in the US. It will be the second Hotstar Specials series in 2022, following the thriller drama Human, led by Shefali Shah and Kirti Kulhari, released last week on January 14.