Randeep Jha’s Kohrra, co-written and created by Sudip Sharma, Gunjit Chopra, and Diggi Sisodia, is a murder mystery that is edgy and gripping. Based in Punjab, the show is set in the midst of politics, drugs, and influential families. But at no time does the show become boring or lose its plot. It holds you firmly in its grip and simmers slowly till it finally comes to a boil. Here’s our review of Kohrra starring Barun Sobti, Suvinder Vicky, Manish Chaudhari, Rachel Shelly, Arjuna Bhalla, and Harleen Sethi.
An NRI family returns home only to face the worst nightmare
Steve Dhillon aka Satwinder (Manish Chaudhari) returns back to Jagrana, his hometown, with his son Paul (Vishal Handa) and wife Jassi (Arjuna Bhalla) for his son’s wedding. But just two days before the wedding, Paul is found murdered in the fields with a slit throat and a bludgeoned head. And his best man and best friend Liam is missing since the night of the murder. Liam’s mother Clara (Rachel Shelly) also comes to India for the wedding, only to be greeted by the devastating news. To solve this high-profile case, Balbir Singh (Suvinder Vicky) and Garundi (Barun Sobti) are put in charge, each of whom is battling their own issues. But with immense pressure from top officials, the two must find out who is behind the killing.
Balbir and Garundi are the perfect pair working together to solve the heinous crime. From Steve’s brother Manna and his son Happy to Paul’s to-be wife Veera and her ex-boyfriend Saakar, everyone is under their radar. With family politics and land disputes thrown into the mix, the mystery gets complicated even further. Are Manna and Happy trying to get rid of Steve and Paul? Or could it be Veera, whose family insisted on an arranged marriage? Or Saakar, who Veera is still in touch with secretly?
Kohrra is a gripping mystery with layers upon layers
While Balbir is trying to find the murder culprit, things at home are falling apart for him. His daughter, Nimrat (Harleen Sethi), is living with him along with her son and wants to get out of her unhappy marriage. But Balbir wants them to get back together and denies her the life she wants to live. Meanwhile, the young Garundi is having an affair with his sister-in-law and has kept it a secret from his brother.
The excellent cast is the highlight of the show
Suvinder Vicky, as Inspector Balbir, is the backbone of the show and is as conflicted as he is convincing. And Barun Sobti as Garundi, his right hand, brings comic relief with his nonstop cursing and one-liners. Harleen Sethi, as Nimrat, is someone who makes you feel deeply for her. Manish Chaudhari, as Steve, is a powerful character that never loses his plot. Varun Badola, as Manna Singh, and Amaninder Singh, as Happy, the extended family with every motive to get Steve out of the way, are vengeful and shady. The grieving mothers, played by both Arjuna Bhalla (Jassi) and Rachel Shelly (Clara), are spot on.
Kohrra is now streaming on Netflix.
Can you watch it with your family?: Kohhra has foul language, violence, and sexual scenes, so it is best to binge it by yourself.
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