Inside Edge (TV series)

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Inside Edge
Inside Edge.jpeg
Promotional poster
Created byKaran Anshuman
Written by
  • Karan Anshuman
  • Saurav Dey
  • Ameya Sarda
  • Niren Bhatt
  • Sailesh Ramaswamy
Starring
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)
  • Hindi
  • English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes20 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)[1]
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time40–47 minutes
Production company(s)Excel Entertainment
Release
Original networkAmazon Video
Original release10 July 2017 (2017-07-10)[1] –
present

Inside Edge is an Indian sports-drama web television series created by Karan Anshuman and released on Prime Video. It premiered on 10 July 2017, and is the first Hindi-language series distributed by Amazon Originals. The series centers on the Mumbai Mavericks, a fictional T20 cricket team, whose owners operate a league-wide spot-fixing syndicate. Inside Edge stars an ensemble cast, featuring Vivek Oberoi, Richa Chada, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Tanuj Virwani, Angad Bedi, Sayani Gupta, Aamir Bashir, and Sapna Pabbi, as well as Manu Rishi, Amit Sial, Karan Oberoi, and Asha Saini.

Inside Edge has received positive critical reception and was nominated for Best Drama series at 46th International Emmy Awards.[2][3] The second season premiered on December 6, 2019.[4]

Plot[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Inside Edge is the story of the Mumbai Mavericks, a T20 cricket franchise playing in the Powerplay League. Set in a landscape of conflicting interests, where selfishness is almost a virtue, where money and power go hand in hand, the series traces the ups and downs in the Powerplay league as the Mumbai Mavericks face ownership problems along with accusations of match fixing.[5]

Season 2[edit]

In the next edition of the PPL,[6] a volatile Vayu Raghavan leads the Mumbai Mavericks to face their biggest adversary yet, the Arvind Vashisht-led Haryana Hurricanes. But they must also counter colossal scandals that’ll rock the world of cricket. In the sport’s upper echelons, Zarina Malik allies with Bhaisaab, but those in the shadows threaten to destroy the very game they seek to control.[7]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Vivek Oberoi as Vikrant Dhawan,[3] the owner of one of the world's leading sports management companies
  • Aamir Bashir as Yashvardhan Patil/Bhaisahab, the President of Indian Cricket Board and the founder of the PowerPlay League.
  • Richa Chadda as Zarina Malik,[8] a fading actress and co-owner of the Mumbai Mavericks.
  • Sapna Pabbi as Mantra Patil,[3] co-owner of Mumbai Mavericks, Yashvardhan's daughter, and Vayu's girlfriend.
  • Tanuj Virwani as Vayu Raghavan,[9] the moody, hothead star player and later captain of the Mavericks, and Mantra's boyfriend.
  • Siddhant Chaturvedi as Prashant Kanaujia,[3] a rookie fast bowler who joins the Mavericks, and befriends Vayu.
  • Angad Bedi as Arvind Vashishth,[10] an ex-international player and the captain of the Mavericks, who later becomes captain of the Haryana Hurricanes.
  • Sayani Gupta as Rohini Raghavan,[3] Vayu's sister and the chief analyst of the Mavericks, and later, the Hurricanes.

Recurring[edit]

  • Amit Sial as Devender Mishra, an off-spinner who dislikes Prashant, and follows the same career path as Arvind.
  • Manu Rishi as Manoharlal Handa, a rich, eccentric businessman and owner of the Haryana Hurricanes.
  • Karan Oberoi as Imtiaz Khan, an actor and Zarina's ex-boyfriend.
  • Asha Saini as Ayesha Dewan, Handa's partner and a power broker. She later becomes owner of the Bangalore Blitz.
  • Akashdeep Arora as Tanay, a team analyst for the Mavericks.
  • Gaurav Sharma as Moses Alexander, Ex India Wicketkeeper and the head coach of the Mavericks after Niranjan Suri.
  • Vidya Malvade as Tisha Chopra, an ex-India International and bowling coach of the Haryana Hurricanes.
  • Sarah-Jane Dias as Meera Nagpal,[3] a journalist and Vayu's ex-girlfriend.
  • Luke Kenny as Wolfgang Hummels, an anti-doping official.
  • Himanshi Choudhry as Sudha Dhawan, Vikrant's wife.
  • Elli Avram as Sandy, Cheerleader of Mumbai Mavericks and Prashant's girlfriend.
  • Alexx O'Nell as Craig Litner, vice-captain of the Mavericks.
  • Ogunro Gbolabo Lucas as Dwight Johnson, a fast bowler for the Mavericks.
  • Aahana Kumra as Shahana Vashishth, Arvind's estranged wife.
  • Sanjay Suri as Niranjan Suri,[3] the head coach of the Mavericks.
  • Abhishek Banerjee as Drug Dealer.
  • Manuj Sharma as K. R. Raghunath, Wicketkeeper and Opening Batsman of Mavericks.

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
110July 10, 2017 (2017-07-10)
210December 6, 2019 (2019-12-06)

Season 1[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Powerplay1"Karan AnshumanKaran Anshuman10 July 2017 (2017-07-10)
2"Bunny"Karan AnshumanAmeya Sarda10 July 2017 (2017-07-10)
3"Inner Circle"Karan AnshumanPuneet Krishna10 July 2017 (2017-07-10)
4"Wrong Foot"Karan AnshumanPuneet Krishna10 July 2017 (2017-07-10)
5"Away Game"Karan AnshumanSumit Purohit10 July 2017 (2017-07-10)
6"Opening Bid"Gurmeet SinghSaurav Dey10 July 2017 (2017-07-10)
9"FoW"Karan AnshumanAmeya Sarda10 July 2017 (2017-07-10)
8"Corridor of Uncertainty"Karan AnshumanSumit Purohit10 July 2017 (2017-07-10)
9"Hammer Price"Karan AnshumanSaurav Dey10 July 2017 (2017-07-10)
10"Maximum"Karan AnshumanKaran Anshuman10 July 2017 (2017-07-10)

Season 2[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Run Up"Aakash BhatiaKaran Anshuman6 December 2019 (2019-12-06)
2"Paddle Sweep"Aakash BhatiaKaran Anshuman6 December 2019 (2019-12-06)
3"Hawk-Eye"Aakash BhatiaKaran Anshuman6 December 2019 (2019-12-06)
4"Doctored"Karan Anshuman, Gurmmeet SinghKaran Anshuman6 December 2019 (2019-12-06)
5"Block Hole"Aakash BhatiaKaran Anshuman6 December 2019 (2019-12-06)
6"Turn"Aakash BhatiaKaran Anshuman6 December 2019 (2019-12-06)
7"Yo Yo"Karan Anshuman, Gurmmeet SinghKaran Anshuman6 December 2019 (2019-12-06)
8"Crossing The Line"Aakash BhatiaKaran Anshuman6 December 2019 (2019-12-06)
9"Four Slips And A Gully"Aakash BhatiaKaran Anshuman6 December 2019 (2019-12-06)
10"Switch Hit"Karan Anshuman, Gurmmeet SinghKaran Anshuman6 December 2019 (2019-12-06)

Reception[edit]

The series has received critical acclaim for performance and storyline. The acting performance of Siddhant Chaturvedi, Vivek Oberoi, Tanuj Virvani, Richa Chadha, Sayani Gupta and Angad Bedi has been especially praised.[3][2] India Today called the series "perfectly cast and technically first rate".[11] The Indian Express praised the performance of all actors saying that "web-series packs interesting punch shouldered by some honest performances" and also stated that the shows quality hasn't been compromised just because web series is a far smaller medium than films.[1] Firstpost positively reviewed the series saying "the characters are so seamlessly integrated into the narrative that it does not feel like a make believe world".[3]

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Nomination Result
2018 46th International Emmy Awards Best Drama Series Inside Edge[12] Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Inside Edge: Farhan Akhtar-produced web-series packs interesting punch shouldered by some honest performances". The Indian Express. 11 July 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Inside Edge Receives Massive Response; Audience Demands For A Season 2". Businessofcinema. 13 July 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Sharma, Devansh (12 July 2017). "Inside Edge episode 1 review: This gripping web series on big bad cricket world needs better villain". Firstpost. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  4. ^ "All You Need to Know About Inside Edge Season 2". NDTV Gadgets 360. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Amazon Unveils First Indian Original Series 'Inside Edge'". The Hollywood Reporter. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Inside Edge season 1 created waves with it being extremely successful and now the makers have come up with the second season of the show". Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Team 'Inside Edge' on the charm and challenge of season 2". Retrieved 10 December 2019.
  8. ^ Kaushal, Sweta (15 July 2017). "Hope someone casts Richa Chadha with me in a film: Angad Bedi". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  9. ^ Wadhawan, Nikita (10 July 2017). "Tanuj Virvani: Tashan on the edge". The Free Press Journal. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Angad Bedi reveals he got inspired from MS Dhoni for his role in 'Inside Edge'". Daily News and Analysis. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  11. ^ Krishna, Sankaran (14 July 2017). "Inside Edge, the Amazon India TV series, gets a rousing start". India Today. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  12. ^ "International Emmy Award Nominations Unveiled". Variety. Retrieved 27 November 2018.

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