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Mahabharat Murders part 1 review: Saswata Chatterjee's series builds intrigue

Many incidents take place in the latest Hoichoi series and everyone from Saswata Chatterjee to Debashish Mondal is a suspect.

  • Shaheen Irani

Last Updated: 03.21 PM, May 16, 2022

Mahabharat Murders part 1 review: Saswata Chatterjee's series builds intrigue
Mahabharat Murders - Priyanka Sarkar, Arjun Chakrabarty, Saswata Chatterjee.


Various murders take place across Kolkata. Every victim is associated with the Pandavas from the Mahabharat. Currently, the modern-day Draupadi and Sahadev are found dead and everyone is a suspect right from politician Pabrita Chatterjee (Saswata Chatterjee) to Javed (Debashish Mondal).


"There is never a wrong way to do the right thing and there is never a right way to do the wrong thing." This is a famous saying inspired from the Mahabharata and it fits the plot of Hoichoi's latest offering, Mahabharat Murders perfectly. Here, you can see wrong (murders) happening and there is no right way to go about it. On the other hand, the right thing happens (moving on in life) and there is no wrong way of doing it (judging people).

Inspired from a novel of the same name, Mahabharat Murders is a series that catches your attention not instantly but eventually. It entices you and leaves you confused and thirsty to know more. Although it is too early to put the series in a bracket, it is safe to safe Mahabharat Murders is on the right track so far (in the first three episodes).

Like the title suggests, Mahabharata plays an important role and so, as one can expect, Mahabharat Murders begins with the play on Mahabharat. It is the classic way to intertwine the story but is still effective.

Devika Lahiri is the first victim. She is tagged as the Draupadi in the story and as you move forward with the story, you get to see the reason why.

Arjun Chakrabarty as Siddhartho Singh has a mellow appearance in this series. He almost blends in, in a way that you might not even realize it is him in the first instance. However, he makes sure to make his presence felt as the series progresses.

Rishav Basu as Vicky Patel will instantly remind you of Jim Sarbh in a funky avatar. His story and character is sure to intrigue you as soon as you witness Vicky in action, literally.

Two stories run parallely in this series but that does not affect the flow of the story to a great extent. In fact, you get to see two sides of the same coin which works in all situations.

Rajdeep Gupta as Prakash Sharma aka Sahadev is a character that will leave you confused and suspicious. Of course, you know that there is a lot of air around him and that is all there is to it.

Debashish Mondal as Javed tries to be scary but he is simply another character in the series that captures your interest with his entries.

Priyanka Sarkar as Rukhsana Ahmed is impressive. She is bold, fearless and someone you would like to see.

Satyam Bhattacharya makes a special appearance as Joy. He brings a fresh breath of air to the rather tense series.

Saswata Chatterjee as Pabitra Chatterjee keeps making an appearance but not in person. He comes in really late and becomes the lead suspect with his actions. From having eerie details about the next murder to having an appearance that scares everyone around him, this character is one you cannot ignore. The way his character is introduced with the help of other supporting actors is also noteworthy.

Kaushik Sen as Abirlal gives Saswata a run for his money with the kind of role he has taken in Mahbharat Murders. You see him dominating scenes right from his entry.

Arna Mukhopadhyay as doctor Bipul is another character that makes you scratch your head. Despite being from a noble profession, he has an air of mystery around him and the music helps you understand that he is hiding a dark secret.

While the first part builds intrigue, things are likely to get more interesting hereon. At least that is what the teaser at the end of episode three hints at.


Mahabharat Murders is not one series that keeps you gripped from start to finish. However, every character that is introduced in the first three episodes, brings something to the table. It is the story of most of these characters that will keep you hooked to know more about Mahabharat Murders. While we know and love Saswata Chatterjee, Arjun Chakrabarty, Priyanka Sarkar and even Debashish Mondal, the actors you need to watch out for here are Rishav Basu and Kaushik Sen. They offer the extra spice that makes the series more interesting.