JioCinema to launch murder mystery series, Gaanth, on June 11

The poster of Gaanth, a series releasing on Jio Cinema on June 11 Photo: PR Pundit

JioCinema Premium is set to add another gripping original series, Gaanth, to its diverse repertoire of original content. Premiering on June 11, it stars Manav Vij, Monika Panwar and Saloni Batra in key roles. The series is premised on an unsolvable and bone-chilling case that blurs the lines between reality and perspective.

Gaanth Chapter 1: Jamnaa Paar takes viewers to the eerie streets of East Delhi, where a strange case of mass suicide captures both media and police attention. As the 40-year-old disgraced inspector Gadar Singh (played by Manav Vij) gets charge of the gritty case, he is determined to get to the root of the crime and find the truth.

The mystery deepens with the introduction of a psychiatric intern Sakshi Murmu (Monika Panwar), who possesses a unique gift for perceiving patterns invisible to the human eye. Singh and Murmu form an unlikely partnership to unravel the mystery of the peculiar crime scene—seven bodies hanging from seven ropes in a cramped, hazy corner of a house.

While the world perceives the situation differently, these two sleuths, in their quest for the truth, uncover a crypt buried in the past, leading them deeper into a web of crimes spanning decades. Together they uncover layers of the case intertwined with media sensationalism, religious beliefs, superstitions and social psychosis. A Tipping Point series, Gaanth is produced by Ajit Andhare, created by Soham Bhattacharya and directed by Kanishk Verma.

Manav Vij says, “I have always been a fan of psychological thrillers. They make you think deeply, transforming you into an investigator as you unravel the mystery in your mind. When I was offered Gaanth, I realized it wasn’t just about playing a cop; the character had intricate nuances. Gadar Singh is profoundly layered, struggling with inner demons while pursuing the ultimate truth behind the eerie crime. After filming, it took some time for me to detach from the character. Despite the challenges, playing such complex roles is immensely rewarding.”

Monika Panwar added, “It’s always exciting to be part of stories that are different and also give you a chance to think and experiment. Gaanth is special as I play a caring psychologist in a dark thriller. I feel my character brings much-needed positivity to the show. Life has been slightly unfair to her, and she willingly gets involved in a murder investigation while discovering sides of her that were long hidden.”

Saloni Batra stated, “Being in a uniform automatically instills a sense of responsibility in your mind, especially for a show like this, which entirely circles around the investigation of a brutal crime. After reading the script, I was extremely excited to get into the skin of the character since it was completely different from what I had done before. I had to work on the body language, the tone, her relationship with seniors and colleagues around and, most importantly, her back- story. I had a great time working on these nuances. Manav-sir’s presence enhanced and got to life every moment for me because of his sincerely beautiful energy and the camaraderie we shared, which let me be my most vulnerable. He helped me a lot with his insights and experiences.”




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