Betaal: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Betaal

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Air date: May 24, 2020

Officials face tribal resistance and a supernatural attack while reopening a tunnel through a mountain that is reportedly cursed.

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Air date: May 24, 2020

The group secures the barracks while strange deaths and disappearances continue; Sirohi presses Puniya for the truth about what's happening.

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Air date: May 24, 2020

A squad member is possessed by the spirit of an evil colonel; the zombie army approaches as threats grow inside the now-defenseless barracks.

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Air date: May 24, 2020

Sirohi runs the risk of succumbing to the colonel's deadly commands; the survivors head to Betaal Mountain for the ultimate battle against the curse.

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Cast & Crew

Viineet Kumar
Vikram Sirohi

Actor
Aahana Kumra
DC "Ahu" Ahluwalia

Actor
Suchitra Pillai
Commandant Tyagi

Actor
Jatin Goswami
Assad Akbar

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Siddharth Menon
Nadir Haq

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Manjiri Pupala
Puniya

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Yashwant Wasnik
Sarpanch

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Savita Bajaj
Mausi

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Jitendra Joshi
Ajay Mudhalvan

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Syna Anand
Saanvi Mudhalvan

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Jason Blum
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Jeremy Gold
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Michael Hogan
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Kilian Kerwin
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Critic Reviews for Betaal: Season 1

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  • Apr 02, 2021
    When I first heard about this series I was really excited. It isn't always that you get to see an Indian series that has zombies in them, that too from the British Raj. I got my Netflix connection just to see this (along with some other things of course, but this was the show which made me realise I should get a Netflix subscription). And guess what? This turned out to be the worst show I have ever watched on Netflix. Let's start from the story. It was supposed to be something complicated, something about the CRPF soldiers going in a remote area and clearing the cave which the locals weren't allowing them to do. But they did it anyway, because of which the zombies of the British soldiers who were trapped inside came out. And now they have to hold them back until help arrives. Yeah, that's the entire story. Now of course the clichéd things will happen, like one of them accidentally turning into a zombie, one person who is secretly their enemy trying to sabotage them, and of course, in the end they don't realise a zombie is following them. Now let's talk about the characters. So there's the main guy named Sirohi, who wants to be a good soldier. And that's what he does. This poorly executed character development ends up getting him hypnotised by the British commander zombie. And he takes his orders to kill his own commander. There are other major characters too, but I forgot their names so I'm gonna ignore them. And finally let's talk about the thing which the makers of this show thought we will enjoy because everyone is doing it nowadays - the abuses. Now, I don't have any problem with shows in which people abuse. But their abuses seem so out of place, it's like they were shoehorned into the dialogues. It was like the director said, "Look you HAVE to abuse if you want to show the audience how angry you are!" (imagine this being spoken with full hand expression), but the actors were hesitant to abuse because they knew their mom will watch the show and they will receive a scolding for it. However this show isn't entirely bad. It had a really good cinematography. The visual effects absolutely nailed it. The colour palette and score showed the tone of this show. You know exactly what you want to see when you begin seeing it. But this is not that. It could have done so much but just ended up being like a generic zombie horror media. I hope they try to improve it in the second season, because this way it won't last very long.
  • Feb 28, 2021
    Brilliant mix of scp horror and folklore. Indian cinema is doing bits for me!
  • Aug 09, 2020
    Amazing series and that fact it uses Indian colonial history with redcoat British zombies is amazing. The girl from the village is strong which shows the cultural changes and the past.
  • Jul 11, 2020
    incosistant screenplay and bad acting and content
  • Jun 29, 2020
    This os the first zombie thriller series from india and it didn't disappoint me. Its a 4 part series based on 1 night so character development is not in it but it is "FRESH","GRIPPING" but "NOT HORROR" series.
  • Jun 15, 2020
    A novel concept. I thought it was fun and wired but not to be taken too seriously.
  • Jun 09, 2020
    Honestly, I don't understand a reason for the trolling. Even if you watch the show expecting to be disappointed, you're not. It's far from that. I think Betaal is a well made and gripping show with something new to offer to Indian Cinema. This genre has never been explored before and Betaal has definitely set a great standard. Kudos the team!
  • Jun 06, 2020
    I loved the series! Did not see the end coming though... Can't wait for the next season!!!
  • Jun 04, 2020
    Although they're undead, the monsters in this series aren't really zombies, or vampires; they're an entirely novel movie monster, created from existing folklore (and fed with real fears about the corruption of power and the cost of progress). It was a great new take on the monster movie, something that horror fans like me have been begging for. Fun, thoughtful and properly scary. Highly recommended!
  • May 30, 2020
    Horror is a genre which is tough to crack. Here the team has done their job in a very well manner. The story is set in a complete dark tone, and the use of light has been done beautifully which adds a lot to the visuals. In short a team goes to a village to evacuate the locals, where they face some zombie like creatures called "Betaal", summoned by the villagers in order to protect their ancestral land. The story takes us through a bunch of challenges and at the end of the series; the human civilization lost the war. There is a jump-scare in the first episode, which will startle you. This is a series where a father is ready to sacrifice his daughter for power, a son/daughter who is not even safe with his/her father/ mother, people like "Mir Jafar" still exist and they are ready to serve the british in exchange of something powerful. Manjiri Pupala is a name to be remembered. The make-up could have been better, and always remember, what you see may not be the whole truth, there can always be something hidden in the past.

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