With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, OTT platforms have seen many exciting projects and actor Rasika Dugal has made quite an impact with content-driven digital ventures. Here are five Rasika ventures that are a must-watch for anyone who seeks digital entertainment.
‘Mirzapur’ arrived at the digital scene in 2018 and had viewers hooked since then. Its season 2 was the most awaited in 2020. The crime series stirred excitement and ardent fans of the show have had their favourite characters since the first season. One such character is that of Beena Tripathi, who overcomes the games of power and establishes a discreet hegemony, essayed by the versatile Rasika.
Beena’s character is of someone who is manipulative and knows how to navigate through a male-dominated world. The actor walked away with praises for pulling off the role of a home-bound woman with the power to change the course of events in the series.
Out Of Love
This is the series that won Rasika global recognition. The actor essayed the role of Dr Meera Kapoor, which is based on Doctor Foster by Mike Bartlett adapted by Hotstar for its label Hotstar Specials.
The story of ‘Out Of Love’ revolves around Dr Kapoor, who discovers her husband’s infidelity and struggles to deal with this revelation. The audience are now eagerly waiting for the next season of the series that shall see an evolved version of Rasika’s character.
‘Lootcase’ was one of the first films to have streamed digitally after the lockdown. Seen in intense roles in her previous ventures, the actor sprung a surprise as she opted for the comedy genre for the first time with Rajesh Krishnan’s Lootcase. The Manto actor lent her presence to the light-hearted film that answers the call of entertainment. Praises have been heaped upon Rasika for her impeccable portrayal of a righteous and caring wife in it.
A Suitable Boy
Mira Nair’s ‘A Suitable Boy’ was one of the most anticipated digital series of 2020. In this film, Rasika was seen essaying the role of Savita Mehra Kapoor, whose marriage spurs a turn of events among four families. Set in 1951 India, ‘A Suitable Boy’ is about a literature student, Lata Mehra, who is torn between familial duty and love, while her suitors try to win her heart.
‘Delhi Crime’ was the flagship show for the platform it streamed on. Rasika played the role of an idealistic young officer, Neeti Singh. Directed by Richie Mehta, the Netflix India Original bagged the best drama series honour at the 48th International Emmy Awards. Told from the perspective of the Delhi Police team investigating the crime that made global headlines, the series deconstructed the case of the 23-year-old physiotherapy intern who was abducted and gang-raped in a moving bus on the night of December 16, 2012, before she was abandoned on a Delhi road.