The gripping trailer of the much-awaited political drama Tandav has got everyone excited about the upcoming Amazon Original Series. Set in the power corridors of the capital city of the largest democracy, Tandav’s fictional story is composed and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, produced by Himanshu Kishan Mehra and Ali Abbas Zafar and written by Gaurav Solanki. The series will take viewers through the turmoil of Indian politics with a cast of illustrious actors waging fraudulent manipulation, greed, ambition and violence for the throne.
Here’s a look at the dynamic world of Tandav and meet its many subtle characters-
Saif Ali Khan as Samar Pratap Singh
Playing a character like Chanakya, who is also fierce and authoritative; Saif Ali Khan as Samar is a blue-blooded crown prince. It’s impossible to ignore him when he comes on the mic where he woos huge crowds with his enthusiasm, energy and youthful appeal.
Dimple Kapadia as Anuradha Kishore
Marking her grand debut in the world of digital streaming, we can’t wait to see Dimple in this series along with other incredible actors. Her character Anuradha is one of the senior most politicians of the country. A woman who is strong headed and intelligent. And for the last three terms Devaki Nandan has been a longtime ally of the country’s PM.
Tigmanshu Dhulia as Devaki Nandan
Powerful actor Tigmanshu Dhulia as Devaki Nandan is dynamic and generous, who is about to grace the Prime Minister’s post for the third time in a row. Devki has a tumultuous relationship with her son Samar and this relationship deteriorates when he does not support Samar’s political progress.
Zeeshan Ayub as Shiva Shekhar
In the story parallel to the larger scheme of events in the fictional political drama, Zeeshan Ayyub’s character is that of a man who appears in the book. A great speaker, humanitarian and charismatic person, Shiva is a student pursuing his Masters in Political Science. As the series progresses, Shiva becomes the center of an illusory world where nothing is as beautiful as it looks – neither love, nor his victory.
Kritika Kamra as Sana Mir
Kritika Kamra’s character Sana is from Kashmir and she is pursuing her Masters in Political Science along with Shiva (Zeeshan Ayub). A complex character, his personal life is riddled with secrets that force him to go against his own ideals and throw him into a vortex of guilt for ruining the lives of the people he loves.
Sunil Grover as Gurpal Chauhan
In this never seen before avatar, Sunil Grover as Gurpal is cunning and ruthless. His character is that of a secretive man who does not reveal his true feelings. The most trusted person of Samar (Saif Ali Khan), Gurpal works hard to establish Samar. He is more dangerous than he looks.
Gauahar Khan as Maithili
Model turned actress Gauahar Khan is all set to surprise everyone in this upcoming series. Gauahar as Maithili, who plays Anuradha’s (Dimple Kapadia) secretary, is her close aide and confidante. Maithili is to Anuradha what Gurpal is to Sameer.
Dino Morea as Professor Jigar Sampath
Actor Dino Morea as Jigar, professor of political science at the university; Politics and students do a lot towards bringing politics together. He is a magnetic and intelligent personality. He has lived a simple life. His old friends have moved up the ladder of power, but they never let him feel jealous or power hungry.
Sarah Jane Dias as Ayesha Pratap Singh
Sarah Jane Dias is playing an important role in this game of politics opposite Saif Ali Khan. Ayesha is Samar’s wife and also a partner-in-crime. She is charming, smart and more manipulative than her politician husband, who is one of the most powerful men in the country.
Kumud Mishra as Gopal Das
Devaki’s (Tigmanshu Dhulia) closest political ally; Gopal Das Munshi and Devaki Nandan’s association dates back to the days of student unrest, which brought their political party into existence. Belonging to the same ideology, their relationship is unique. He has never been the PM but has been the reason behind the removal of three of them.
Anoop Soni as Kailash Kumar
Anoop Soni is all set to charm here as Kailash, an educated politician from Madhya Pradesh. A close ally of Gopal Das (Kumud Mishra), Kailash is more progressive than most Jan Lok Dal (JLD) politicians, which makes him more dangerous in this drama of power and fury.
Sandhya Mridul as Prof. Sandhya Nigam
Sandhya is a self-made woman and a renowned professor in the university where Shiva, Sana and others are studying. She is going through divorce proceedings with her husband Jigar (Dino Morea) and is currently dating a senior JLD politician.
Shonali Nagrani as Aditi Mishra
Aditi is the country’s first female fighter pilot and is quite famous for that. He is popular on the media as well as on social media in the world of Tandav. Smart, canny, and sharp, Aditi is close to Samar (Saif).
Set in the capital city of the world’s largest democracy, Tandav will take viewers inside closed, chaotic corridors of power. The show will unravel the dark secrets of individuals willing to transcend any limits in their thirst for power along with manipulation, chakras. This web series will be available for Prime members in India and over 240 countries and territories from 15 January 2021.