The series will stream on Netflix from January 14, 2022.
A man is torn between two women: one who loves him and one who desires him. In Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein, Vikrant (Tahir Raj Bhasin), a romantic simpleton, becomes an object of desire for Purva (Anchal Singh), who will go to any lengths to get him. As Purva's efforts to make him hers begin to destroy everything he cherishes, the mild-mannered Vikrant discovers a new side to himself. To escape Purva's clutches and reclaim his life with his true love, Shikha (Shweta Tripathi), he embarks on a perilous path, which he later regrets.
Sidharth Sengupta, a television director, writer, and producer best known for his work on popular shows such as Balika Vadhu and Apharan, makes his Netflix debut with Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein. Speaking about the series, he said in a statement that it's a genre-bending series that navigates a twisted love story and gender dynamics against a backdrop of crime and desire in the heart of the country.
Sengupta recalled that Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein has been in the works for nearly two decades. As television in India is conservative, Anahata, the writer, and he had kept this story close to them, waiting for the right moment to tell it.
The director also revealed that it took several drafts to get the best script possible and bring it to life. His inspiration for the series comes from the pulpy thrillers of classic Indian cinema, particularly those by Vijay Anand and Salim-Javed, whom he grew up admiring.
Sengupta always admired their work, and Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein, the title inspired by the iconic '90s hit song from the film Baazigar of the same genre, is a love letter to all the pulpy thrillers of the era.
About the series: it features real characters, an intriguing dialect, locations, cultural nuances, and the series' overall visual treatment. The filmmaker called it an absolute honour to work with such incredible talent who have brought these layered characters to life, whether it's Anahata Menon's engaging story, Varun Badola's sharp and witty dialogue, or Tahir Bhasin, Shweta Tripathi, Anchal Singh, Saurabh Shukhla, Brijendra Kala, Surya Sharma, Anant Joshi, and others.
All the characters in the series have shades of grey, which is a reflection of real life, and Sengupta praised the actors by saying that they have done an excellent job of bringing them to life.
Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein is premiering on Netflix on January 14, 2022.