Inside Edge (TV series)

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Inside Edge
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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 web television series based on a fictional T20 cricket team, Mumbai Mavericks that plays in the Power-Play League (based on Indian Premier League).[1][2] It premiered on Amazon Video on 10 July 2017. This is Amazon Prime Video’s first Indian original series.[1][3] The series stars Vivek Oberoi, Richa Chada, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Tanuj Virwani and Angad Bedi.[4][5][6] The first season premiered in July 2017.[1][7] The series has been positively received by critics and audience and nominated for Best Drama series at 46th International Emmy Awards.[8][9] The second season of the series premiered on December 6, 2019 worldwide.[10]

Plot[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.[11]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Vivek Oberoi as Vikrant Dhawan,[9] The owner of one of the world's leading sports management companies
  • Aamir Bashir as Bhaisahab/Yashvardhan Patil President of Indian Cricket Board and the founder of The Power Play League. (Season 2)
  • Richa Chadda as Zarina Malik,[7] A fading actress and co-owner of the Mumbai Mavericks.
  • Sapna Pabbi as Mantra Patil, [9] Co-Owner of Mumbai Mavericks (Season 2), Daughter of Bhaisahab and Vayu's Girlfriend.
  • Tanuj Virwani as Vayu Raghavan,[6] The star player of the Mavericks and a moody hothead, captain of Mumbai Mavericks (Season 2) and Mantra's Boyfriend.
  • Siddhant Chaturvedi as Prashant Kanaujia,[9] A rookie fast bowler from Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh hinterland who joins the Mavericks
  • Angad Bedi as Arvind Vashishth,[4] an ex -Indian international player and the captain of the Mavericks (Season 1) and captain of the Haryana Hurricanes (Season 2)
  • Amit Sial as Devender Mishra, Maverick's spinner in Season 1 then Hurricane's spinner in Season 2
  • Sayani Gupta as Rohini Raghavan,[9] sister of Vayu and the Chief Team Analyst of the Mavericks and then the Hurricanes.
  • Sanjay Suri as Niranjan Suri,[9] The coach of the Mavericks in Season 1 (Season 1)
  • Sarah-Jane Dias as Meera Nagpal,[9] a journalist and ex-girlfriend of Vayu (Season 1)
  • Jitin Gulati as Pritish Chakravarty, Vikrant's right-hand man (recurring, Season 1) , BhaiSahab's Right Hand man (Season 2)
  • Manu Rishi as Manoharlal Handa, a rich but eccentric businessman and the owner of rival team Haryana Hurricanes (recurring, Season 1; Main, Season 2)
  • Elli Avram as Sandy, Cheerleader of Mumbai Mavericks and Girlfriend of Prashant (Season 2)

Recurring[edit]

  • Karan Oberoi as Imtiaz Khan, an actor and Zarina's ex-boyfriend
  • Gaurav Sharma as Moses Alexander, the coach of the Mavericks (Season 2; guest, Season 1)
  • Asha Saini as Ayesha Dewan, Handa's partner and a power broker based in Delhi and owner of Bangalore Blitz
  • Vidya Malvade as Tisha Chopra,[4] an ex -Indian international player and the bowling coach of the Haryana Hurricanes (Season 2)
  • Nitanshi Goel as Young Rohini Raghavan
  • Alexx O'Nell as Craig Litner, Vice-Captain of the Mavericks (Season 1)
  • Manuj Sharma as KR Raghunath, Maverick's wicket-keeper (Season 1)
  • Edward Sonnenblick as Hamish Mccall, Maverick's fast baller (Season 1)
  • Ogunro Gbolabo Lucas as Dwight Johnson, Maverick’s fast bowler
  • Aahana Kumra as Shahana Vashishth, Arvind's estranged wife (Season 1)
  • Himanshi Choudhry as Sudha Dhawan, Vikrant's wife
  • Akashdeep Arora as Tanay, a team Analyst of the Mavericks
  • Mahnaz Damania as Raghunath's girlfriend (Season 1)
  • Zachary Coffin as Haryana Hurricanes Captain Jack Woolley (Season 1)
  • Luke Kenny as GDPA official Wolfgang Hummels (Season 2)
  • Alekh Sangal as news anchor Girish Mukherjee (Season 2)

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.[9][8] India Today called the series "perfectly cast and technically first rate".[2] 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".[9] }}

Season 1[edit]

Episodes[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)
7"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)

Accolades[edit]

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

Season 2[edit]

In the next edition of the PPL[13], 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.[14]

Episodes[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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "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 Krishna, Sankaran (14 July 2017). "Inside Edge, the Amazon India TV series, gets a rousing start". India Today. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  3. ^ Ghosh, Devarsi. "Amazon web series 'Inside Edge' turns the murky side of Indian cricket inside out". Scroll.in. Retrieved 11 July 2017. Amazon Prime Video’s first original Indian web series
  4. ^ a b c "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.
  5. ^ Sen, Raja (13 July 2017). "Amazon Prime starts its Indian innings with an aggressively mediocre show, Inside Edge". Live Mint. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  6. ^ a b Wadhawan, Nikita (10 July 2017). "Tanuj Virvani: Tashan on the edge". The Free Press Journal. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  7. ^ a b Kaushal, Sweta (15 July 2017). "Hope someone casts Richa Chadha with me in a film: Angad Bedi". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Inside Edge Receives Massive Response; Audience Demands For A Season 2". Businessofcinema. 13 July 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ "All You Need to Know About Inside Edge Season 2". NDTV Gadgets 360. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  11. ^ "Amazon Unveils First Indian Original Series 'Inside Edge'". The Hollywood Reporter. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  12. ^ "International Emmy Award Nominations Unveiled". Variety. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  13. ^ "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.
  14. ^ "Team 'Inside Edge' on the charm and challenge of season 2". Retrieved 10 December 2019.

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