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Maharani 3 – Here’s why you should watch the Huma Qureshi-starrer political thriller on SonyLIV

Maharani, an exciting political thriller with a remarkable plot and outstanding performances by Sohum Shah, Huma Qureshi and Uday Atroliya, premieres on SonyLIV on March 7.  

Maharani 3 – Here’s why you should watch the Huma Qureshi-starrer political thriller on SonyLIV

Maharani 3 premieres on SonyLIV on March 7.  

Last Updated: 08.01 PM, Mar 03, 2024


Political thrillers such as Maharani 3, City of Dreams and Criminal Justice seem to be the flavour this season. SonyLIV’s third season of its popular web series Maharani, created by Subhash Kapoor, insists on delivering a heady mix of justice, political ambitions and personal vengeance to the viewers. Delving into the infamous world of Bihar politics, Maharani 3 will showcase Huma Qureshi’s character Rani Bharti taking on her husband Bheema Bharti (Sohum Shah) in the show to prove her mettle as the state’s new chief minister even while being wrongly imprisoned.  

Here are five reasons why you must not miss SonyLIV’s latest political drama web series that premieres on March 7. Read on...   

An impeccable ensemble cast  

Maharani 3 promises to bring depth, nuance and the much-needed realism to these onscreen characters in a gripping plot. Headlined by Huma Qureshi as Rani Bharti, the archetypal Queen of Bihar, the series also features Sohum Shah, Uday Atroliya, Kani Kusruti, Amit Sial, Pramod Pathak, Vineet Kumar, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Arnav Singh, Anushka Kaushik, Neeraj Kaushik, Pranay Narayan, Sukumar Tudu, Vishwa Bhanu, Vineet Kumar, Neha Chauhan, Robin Das, Anuja Sathe and Tanu Vidyarthi in equally important roles. 

A riveting storyline  

The show, which is slated to premiere on the eve of International Women's Day, powerfully depicts the political journey of a rural woman in Bihar. The show, which was created by Subhash Kapoor, debuted in 2021. The third season of Maharani opens with a vigilant and astute Rani who has learned from her mistakes. Realising how severely lacking in education she is, Rani has started making up for it by taking classes and building her knowledge base while in prison. Knowledge is really power, after all, isn’t it? Further, Season 3 investigates if Rani can change the political landscape and make things work in her favour with elections around the corner. The season centres on Rani as she gets ready to take over, rule, and exact revenge.  

Captivating trailer  


Rani's journey from her nadir to her zenith is depicted in Maharani’s Season 3 trailer. “Bandook kamjor log chalate hai, samajdaar log dimaag!” caught everyone’s attention as Rani is shown pursuing revenge even while being imprisoned. Although it seems like a far-off dream, she makes it happen following a personal emergency (her kids are attacked), it occurs. She believes that justice is the only option, so she pursues retribution and comes out stronger. A layer of complication is added by a subplot concerning the illegal alcohol trade and the terrible deaths of over fifty people. When asked what drives her, Rani says that she is motivated by the need for justice and vengeance, which she will combine as she sets out to make things right.   

Inspired by real-life events  

If you were unaware of this, allow us to inform you that the show is partially based on actual events that happened in Bihar in the 1990s, when the state's first and only female chief minister, Rabri Devi, was chosen by her husband Lalu Prasad, after his name surfaced in the fodder scam. Yes, the parallels are striking, and the show continues with a comparable scene in which Rani, lacking any formal education or political experience, assumes responsibility of managing state politics!   

Relatable cinematography  

Despite not being filmed in Bihar, the series' cinematography pays tribute to the raw, rugged images of the heartland. Nevertheless, the series faithfully adheres to the accurate Bhojpuri and Hindi phrases in the script as well as the appropriate accents, brilliantly capturing the spirit of a bygone era and the state's ethos. Furthermore, the show's setting, background music, and production designs all contribute to its allure and desi atmosphere.  

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