Mumbai: MX Player today released its latest MX Exclusive Beehad Ka Baghi, a rebellious story of a revenge from the hinterlands of India. Inspired by true events, this five-episodic drama highlights the life of a Baghi who rebelled against the atrocities committed against his family.
Set in 1998, this is Shiv Kumar’s story – of his rebellion and subsequent reign of terror as a dreaded dacoit in Chitrakoot, Bundelkhand. Circumstances saw him take to a life of crime as a bandit – but with a difference. A modern-day Robinhood or better known as Dadda, he was hailed as a messiah for the poor. His grit and determination helped him build a powerful ecosystem wherein the police, administration and even the most powerful politicians become subservient to him.
Ritam Srivastav, who won accolades for his last digital outing MX Original Series Raktanchal, is the writer-director of Beehad ka Baghi as well.
He said:“India is a treasure trove of stories, the kind of narratives one can find in the tiniest corners of the country is unimaginable. This story is inspired by true events of the legendary baghis of Bundelkhand and their life of relentless perils. The research and shoot for such subjects is always interesting, the deeper you dive in, the more you learn and it was crucial that we visit the region, do a deep study to understand the terrain and the ethno-cultural background so that we could bring viewers this tale as authentically as possible.”
This riveting series sees Dilip Arya, Laura Mishra, Indraneel Bhattacharya, Jeetu Shastri, Ravi Khanvilkar, Shashi Chaturvedi, Parul Bansal, Vinod Nahardih, Pranay Narayan, Manoj Joshi and Nandram Anand play pivotal roles. The series can be watched now for free, exclusively on MX Player.