Intense, fast-paced and completely captivating, Paatal Lok on Amazon Prime is an intelligently made desi gritty crime thriller bringing an evolution into Indian streaming and OTT web-series.
With memorable characters and performance of a lifetime almost all the actors have done a splendid job which is why it is making many of the viewers want to know more about the Paatal Lok Cast, the real names, their background and the work they have done in the past –
Jaideep Ahlawat as Inspector Hathi Ram Choudhary
The underdog and very under estimated Hati Ram has been brilliantly portrayed by Jaideep Ahlawat for which he has been drawing a lot of appreciation across the platforms. Over the years, Jaideep who is a Haryanvi Jat in real life too have done several Bollywood movies.
We saw him as Shahid Khan in Anurag Kashyap’s Gang of Wasseypur, Khalid Mir in Raazi, Saalim in Vishwapooram, Naaem in Raees along with other movies. He made his Bollywood debut in 2010 as Pappu Tiwari in Aakrosh. This is his second web-series after Bard of Blood (Netflix 2019) and viewers are already comparing him with the likes of Manoj Bajpai.
Ishwak Singh as Imran Ansari
The simple sweet innocent and cute Ansari is the character you immediately fall for and cheers to Ishwak Singh for playing it so well. Ishwak is the same boy ‘Nirmal’ who Sonam Kapoor calls ‘Mother Lover’ in Veere Di Wedding and as Aditya in Malaal. He made his debut in 2013 with the movie Ranjahana where he is seen playing the role of a doctor from Lucknow. He was also seen in 2015 movie Aligarh where he essayed the role of Aditya Narayan.
Neeraj Kabi as Sanjeev Mehra
We all hate him as Parulkar from Sacred Games and thanks to his flawless acting we also aren’t much of a fan of his character’s shades in Paatal Lok. No wonder, Neeraj Kabi is a fabulous theatre actor applauded for his acting both in Indian and International films. He was seen as Mahatma Gandhi in Shyam Benegal’s TV series Samvidhaan and have done films including Hichki, Talvar, Detective Byomkesh Bakshi and The Ship of Theseus.
Abhishek Banerjee as Hathoda Tyagi urf Vishal Tyagi
A popular face on OTT, Abhishek Banerjee over the years have known for his characters he played in several web-series. Before rocking it as Hathoda Tyagi in Paatal Lok cast, he was applauded for his role of equally crazy Subodh aka Compounder in Mirzapur. He was also seen as Bhatti in TVF Pitcher and Fakeer in Typewriter.
While he has done few films his most prominent role is seen in 2018’s Stree for which he even bagged Zee Cine Awards for best actor in Comic Role. Although, Abhishek is known for his acting skills now he entered the industry as a casting director and have served as a casting director for several big films including No One Killed Jessica, Knock Out, Rock On 2, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Secret Superstar, Ok Jaanu, Kalank and even Paatal Lok.
Jagjeet Sandhu as Tope Singh aka Chaaku
A Punjabi actor Jagjeet Sandhu made his debut into the industry in 2015 and ever since have done several Punjabi movies such as Qissa Punjab, Rabb Da Radio, Rocky Mental, Rupinder Gandhi 2 and others. While in Punjabi movies he is majorly seen in comic roles it is indeed admirable how Sandhu carried out the portrayal of a psychic Tope Singh. Paatal Lok is Jagjeet’s second web-series, he made his debut with Netflix’ Leila where he played the role of Rakesh.
Aasif Khan as Kabir M
Remember that groom in ‘Panchayat’ who wants that chakke waali kursi and Babar in Mirzapur, both Amazon Prime Series? Well, that’s Aasif Khan the same person who is seen playing the role of the clueless Kabir M whose face haunts you in the entire series especially the one where he is asked about his circumcision.
Talking about his past work, this Jaipur lad was seen along with Abhishek Banerjee in TVF Originals’ Back to College and as Journalist Anas Ahmad in Netflix’ Jamtara. He has worked as a casting associate for several movies and was seen as Bittu in Bollywood movie India’s Most Wanted.
Niharika Lyra Dutt as Sara Matthews
The journo Sara Matthews is played by Delhi girl Nikharika Lyra Dutt. Paatal Lok is her second web-series. She made her debut in 2018 with Die Trying – An English Amazon Prime Original Series created by Kenny Sebastin followed by 2019 film ‘Music Teacher’ starring Manav Kaul.
Gul Panaag as Hathi Ram Chaudhry’s Wife Renu Chaudhary
The former Miss India looks fab in the deglamourized middle-class married woman and flawlessly speak like one. It is a fresh change to see Gul in this role. While she has done several movies in the past it is interesting to see her acting in web-series across platforms these days – Kashmeer, The Family Man, Rangbaaz Phirse.
Bodhisattva Sharma as Hathi Ram Chaudhary’s son Siddharth Chaudhary
Seen as Hathi Ram Chaudhary’s son Siddharth Chaudhary, this is Bodhisattva’s debut web-series. Along with other Paatal Lok cast this young boy looks a perfect fit in his role as that of a young and curious lad.
We totally loved Hathi Ram, Ansari, Tyagi and of course Savitri, tell us which Paatal Lok cast was your favourite?