Kaala Paani is an Indian Hindi-language survival drama streaming television series for Netflix
Created by Sameer Saxena and written by Biswapati Sarkar, Nimisha Misra, Sandeep Saket, and Amit Golani for Netflix. It stars Mona Singh, Ashutosh Gowariker, Amey Wagh, Vikas Kumar, Chinmay Mandlekar, Sukant Goel, Arushi Sharma, Radhika Mehrotra, Poornima Indrajith in lead roles.
Kaala Paani’s name is associated with the famous British Colonial Prison in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Kaal word associated with Death means waters of death, it is pre-assumed those who are sent to this prison will be dead eventually, as Andaman and Nicobar Islands are completely surrounded by Ocean waters.
San Francisco prison Alcatraz can be a similar comparison however to a lesser extent in terms of nostalgia around Kaala Paani Prison.
The series is set in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 2027. A mysterious illness descends upon the islands, killing people within hours. As the death toll mounts, a desperate fight for survival ensues.
The series follows the stories of several characters who are caught up in the chaos. There is Dr. Apoorva Rao (Mona Singh), a young doctor who is determined to find a cure for the illness. There is also Devendra Singh (Ashutosh Gowariker), the Chief Secretary of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, who is struggling to keep the islands under control.
The series has been praised for its suspenseful plot, strong performances, and beautiful visuals. It has been compared to other survival dramas such as The Walking Dead and Lost.
Kaala Paani premiered on Netflix on October 20, 2023.
Here are some of the reviews for Kaala Paani:
- Hindustan Times: A gripping survival drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat.”
- The Times of India: Well-made and suspenseful series that will keep you hooked.”
- The Indian Express: “Kaala Paani is a must-watch for fans of survival dramas.”
If you are a fan of survival dramas, then Kaala Paani is definitely worth a watch. The series is suspenseful, well-made, and features strong performances.