Paatal Lok is a crime thriller inspired by Tarun Tejpal’s suspense The Story of My Assassins (2010) which was based on a disillusioned cop landing the case of an assassination gone wrong.
Hathiram Chowdhary (Jaideep Ahlawat) is a struggling cop stuck in a dead-beat job. His career as well as personal life take a sharp turn when he is handed over the investigation of someone attempting to murder prime-time journalist Sameer Mehra (Neeraj Kabi). The four suspects include Vishal Tyagi (Abhishek Banerjee), Tope Singh (Jagjeet Sandhu), Mary Lyngdoh (Mairembam Ronaldo Singh), and Kabir M (Aasif Khan).
As the investigation furthers, one of the suspects mysteriously dies bringing the case to a dead end. Undeterred Chowdhary refuses to give up, and decides to works on the case off the record; landing up at shocking pasts of the suspects and a looming possibility of an underworld connection. The rest of the story revolves around Chowdhary trying to solve the multi-layered case, dotted with twists at each turn.
An Anushka Sharma production, Paatal Lok thrives on a metaphorical division of the different classes in Delhi into Swarg (heaven), Dharti (Earth), and Noida), and Paatal Lok (hell). The plot also touches upon the subjects of caste-based discrimination, child abuse, and the plight of transgenders.
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