Cartel Review: Ekta Kapoor's Cartel Is All About Outstanding Action, Superlative Dialogues And Flawless Performances

Here is our review of Ekta Kapoor's recent release Cartel. The 14 episode series is streaming on Alt Balaji and MX Player. Each episode is 30 to 45 minutes long and we have watched only 8 episodes.

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Cartel Review: Ekta Kapoor's Cartel Is All About Outstanding Action, Superlative Dialogues And Flawless Performances

Ekta Kapoor's 'Cartel' has finally been released today on ALT Balaji and MX Player, following numerous release date changes. The action-drama series stars, Supriya Pathak, Tanuj Virwani, Jitendra Joshi, Ritvik Dhanjani, Divya Agarwal, Girija Oak, Pranati Rai Prakash, and other. The series has a total of 14 episodes, all of which keep you intrigued until the very end.

 Cartel is a story about gangsters who rule Mumbai, including Dharavi Holder Anna, rustic Ganraj, god of cinema Chairman, and the Boss of Aarey Angre's. The plot is all about power, and Rani Maai's Revenge.

 The first episode starts with Rani Maai (Supriya Pathak) being shot in her own godown, this accident puts Rani Maai in a comma. Soon, Rani Maai's three sons Madhukar(Jitendra Joshi) Abhay (Ritvik Dhanjani), and Arjun (Tanuj Virwani) come forward in rage to avenge their mother and to handle the business.

 The plot continues with the introduction of all of Mumbai's other gang bosses, including Anna, Gajraj, Khan, and Chairman, who are all feuding with one another but still controlling the city. While the cold war between the leaders and Angre's continues, Angre's kills Anna's son over a little discussion, igniting the battle and making the game of revenge more aggressive.

 Although the plot of Cartel is similar to that of any other crime action drama, like Sarkar, Satya, the characters of the web series emerge as the best part of the show. Jitendra Joshi and Ritvik Dhanjani looked incredible in a never-before-seen Mumbai gangster tapoori appearance, and their overall characters in the series were really entertaining. Major Bhau aka Tanuj Virwani, on the other hand, stole the show with his calmly posed and enraged young matured persona in the series. The best part of this series is that the characters are well established and sketched. Apart from that, the rest of the cast has also done an outstanding job. What came as a disappointment was Supriya Pathak's role, in the 8 episodes that we saw, the actress is given a limited time frame.

 Well let's talk about the direction, the director lagged behind in terms of achieving and matching the bar set for such a show. The series required suspense moments with thrill, which the makers failed to deliver. The writers did an excellent job with this since the dialogue and one-liners were apt and perfectly matched the setting. The music section did an excellent job as well; the background score was consistently catchy.

 Summing up in a word, the twists and turns is what makes the series worth watching, despite the fact that it contains a lot of violence, sex, and abuse, which is however appropriate for this type of drama. Each episode will pique your interest and make you want to see the next one. I bet you won't stop watching the series until you discover out who killed Rani Maai.

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