Poacher Web Series Review (Amazon Prime)

Poacher Web Series Review-A Deep Dive into Wildlife Crime Drama

Movie Name: Poacher
Released Date: 2024-02-23.
Casts of the web series: Nimisha Sajayan, Roshan Mathew, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Kani Kusruti
Director: Richie Mehta
Producer: Edward H. Hamm Jr- Alia Bhatt
Music: –
Banner: QC Entertainment

From the Malayalam film industry, “Poacher” emerges as a crime drama web series spanning 8 episodes in its first season. Directed by Richie Mehta and produced by Edward H. Hamm Jr alongside Alia Bhatt under QC Entertainment, the series features Nimisha Sajayan, Roshan Mathew, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, and Kani Kusruti in pivotal roles.

Streaming on Amazon Prime from yesterday, “Poacher” unfolds in the backdrop of Kerala’s forests. It narrates the tale of Maal (played by Nimisha Sajayan), a forest ranger, grappling with the legacy of her father, a hunter, whose death leaves her in emotional turmoil. Despite her unresolved feelings,

Maal decides to protect the wildlife as a penance for her father’s sins, gaining control over the forest and its indigenous settlements.

The series kicks off as the forest department springs into action upon learning about the killing of 18 elephants for their tusks. Maal is shocked by the news, and with the help of a person named Aruku who regrets working with the poachers, a team led by Neel Banerjee (Dibyendu Bhattacharya) sets out to investigate.

The team, including Alan (Roshan Mathew) and Maal, dives deep into the illegal elephant tusk trade, unraveling the involvement of various individuals including a local politician, an art gallery owner, and others in the network.

“Poacher” is inspired by true events and showcases the extensive investigation required to dismantle the local and international networks behind wildlife poaching.

The series highlights excellent production values, breathtaking locations, and remarkable cinematography. Nimisha Sajayan’s performance stands out, supported aptly by the rest of the cast.

However, the slow narrative and lack of a powerful antagonist are pointed out as drawbacks, along with a climax that lacks the expected intensity.

Despite these criticisms, “Poacher” is noted for its potential, suggesting that with a more dynamic screenplay, faster-paced investigation, and stronger villainy, it could have reached greater heights.

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