ZEE5 released the trailer for its long-awaited original series, Duranga today. Directed by Pradeep Sarkar and Ijaz Khan, “Duranga” is the official Indian adaptation of the Korean show “Flower of Evil”. Produced by Rose Audio Visuals, the 9-part series: Gulshan Devayah, Drashti Dami, Abhijit Khandikkar, Barkha Singupta, Rajesh Khattar, Divya Seth, Zakir Hussain, will premiere on ZEE5 on August 19.
Duranga – Two Shades of Lies highlight a unique love story where Samet Patel (played by Gulshan Devayah) emerges as the perfect man, father and husband. However, is this guy too good to be true? Meanwhile, Samet Inspector’s wife, Ira (performed by Drashti Dami) begins investigating a series of bloody copycat murders by the suspected partner of psychopathic serial killer Bala, twenty years after his suicide. The case leads Ira to shocking discoveries about her husband’s past and threatens to destroy her seemingly perfect family. Duranga mainly deals with the topic of how well do you know your partner and how strong is your relationship in the face of a hidden, twisted past?
Drashti Dami said, “I am a huge fan of K-dramas so when I got close to being a part of the first ever adaptation of a K-series in the Indian market, I couldn’t contain my enthusiasm! What drew me to Duranga was its interesting script that packs a punch with all the elements that it Makes for a great story – from an unconventional love story and a seemingly perfect family to a twisted hidden path that reveals a series of crimes, Duranga has it all! Also, this is my first time playing a police officer, so it was a dream role with the cast and crew of their dreams” .
Gulshan Divaya said, “What the eye sees is not what it seems or is? This is Sammit in one sentence, but I think humans are much more complex and gray than one sentence can explain, and Sammit is delightfully complex and all kinds of gray. He loves his family deeply but He has a past that, if revealed, might take them away from him and so he must do whatever it takes to keep his family together. It was so much fun and it was quite a challenge for me to get to know the two sides of Sammit and play them smoothly, one you see and one you don’t.”
Director Pradeep Sarkar said, “When I heard the story, I absolutely loved the plot. In Sammit dual character, Gulshan Devaiah rocks while Drashti Dhami is a really good housewife/cop. The more you get into the story, it ignites the characters in different shades and every new turn. It keeps you On the brink and not realizing how the episodes go!I did my best to retain an element of surprise while working with the camera with the DOP Quais.The shadows of the story were also represented by the camera.After Mardaani, I once again found a suspense space to work in.I got full support from Goldie to represent myself In telling the story. I’m sure the audience will be hooked on him in binge-watching.”
Director Ijaz Khan, who co-directed the show, said, “The moment I was asked to do Zahrat Evil, I jumped at him. It is very different from what I did in the past and that is what drew me to him. Duranga is our interpretation of the show.”
Duranga premieres exclusively on ZEE5 on August 19, 2022.