Released on Hotstar’s new label Hotstar Special on April 5, 2019, crime thriller Criminal Justice is an Indian television web drama based on the American Crime Drama made in the year 2008 with the same title written by the Peter Moffat. Written by Shridhar Raghavan and directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia and Vishal Furia, the series rated 8.1 out of 10 by IMDb.
The Hindi language 10-episode-series follows a courtroom drama involving a young fellow named Aditya, the role portrayed by Vikrant Massey, who falls into a false trap of a crime while performing his job. A one-night engagement with a stranger named Sanaya (the role portrayed by Madhurima Roy) turns into a terrifying incident that is completely unbelievable to him. The night passes and the next day, when he wakes up, he comes across an absolute horrific morning with blood around him everywhere. The murderer of the girl is yet to be revealed. Who is the culprit? Is it Aditya or is mistakenly happens to be the murderer? These are some of the questions followed by their answers as the show goes on.
The depiction of the storyline carried by trailer goes this way, “A one night stand turns into a nightmare for Aditya when he wakes up with blood on his hands.”
Vikrant Massey was nominated for the Best Actor (Web Series) Award by the ITA Awards and Best Actor(Drama) by the iReels Award in the year 2019 and Jackie Shroff got nominated for Best Supporting Actor, in the year 2019.
- Vikrant Massey as Aditya Sharma
- Pankaj Tripathi as Madhav Mishra, The Advocate
- Jackie Shroff as Mustafa, Aditya’s fellow mate
- Anupriya Goenka as Nikhat Hussain
- Mita Vashisht as Mandira Mathur, The Corporate Lawyer
- Rucha Inamdar as Avni Sharma Parashar, Aditya’s sister
- Gaurang Dwivedi as Avni’s husband.
- Jagat Rawat as Diwakar Sharma, Aditya’ father
- Ninad Kamat as Sunil Bhandarkar
- Rituraj Singh as Naresh Lakhani
- Tuhinaa Vohra as Kanika Lakhani, Naresh’s wife
- Madhurima Roy as Sanaya Rath, The victim
- Gayatri Gauri as Ronjana, victim’s mother
- Pankaj Saraswat as Raghu Salian, The Cop
- Dibyendu Bhattacharya as Layak Talukder, An influential criminal
- Jisshu Sengupta as Vikram Chandra
SEASON 2: DETAILS
- Criminal Justice season 2 got renewed in February 2020. And the show becomes the first from the Hotstar Specials to be coming back with another chapter of it.
- The trailer of the season 2 released by Hotstar Specials on December 15, 2020, and the sequel is titled as Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors.,
The follow-up season of the series is in the talks and the makers have announced the official release date and the series is going to touch the floors on December 24, 2020.
Pankaj Tripathi can be seen to be coming back as the advocate Madhav Mishra to the next one as well. The new cast comprises of Anupriya Goenka, Mita Vashisht, Deepti Naval, Ashish Vidyarthi, Jisshu Sengupta, Kirti Kulhari, and Shilpa Shukla.
Pankaj Tripathi will be seen fighting another crime thriller case involving the murder of a man, husband to Anuradha Chandra where his wife is accused of his murder. The investigation will result in revealing the real culprit and saving Anuradha from being known for the murder charges.