The first two episodes of thriller web series “Sevak” got uploaded on the streaming platform Vidly and promise an interesting tale delving into the state of affairs in the contemporary India and the historical events from 1984 till now which led it here. Through a story that manages to grab your attention and sets the ground for an intense fight between good and the evil forces with elements of murder, mystery and espionage.
The story opens with death of a Punjabi actor Jeet Singh (played by Mohsin Abbas Haider), in what apparently looks like an accident but it occurs that their might be more to it when journalist Vidya (played by Hajra Yamin) starts receiving calls from an informant Mannu calling Jeet’s death a planned murder. As Vidya tries to know the truth behind the claim, the caller takes her on a journey into Jeet’s traumatic childhood in the 80’s Indian Punjab and we get flashbacks from the decade that saw the killing and disappearances of thousands of Sikhs and the destruction and damages of hundreds of Gurdwaras in the operation Blue Star. During the same time period, extremist religious groups like RSS are shown gaining momentum in the country fuelling hate against muslims and calling common Hindus to action against them.
Vidya finds herself in trouble when she is chased by some goons while trying to reach out Mannu to delve deep into Jeet’s death. Managing to escape, she seeks help from her brother who requests police to provide her security. A plot twist than occurs when she finds out that the security personnel protecting her are actually siding with the goons to assault her and are on the verge of getting her killed.
Will Vidya be able to escape her evident death? Will she be able to investigate the authenticity of Mannu’s claim and How Jeet’s traumatic childhood determines the fate he meets in the end, remains to be seen in the next episodes of the series.
A lot of hard work seems to have been put in the production of the series and it looks like a mature attempt to highlight the agenda of RSS and BJP in India and offers a reality check about the crimes they have committed against minority religious groups in the past 40 years. You would definitely find yourself difficult to stop once you watch the first two episodes of the series. It is now playing on Vidly.