Kaalkoot (2023): About Poisonous Idea In Indian Society

Kaalkoot is a drama show in the Hindi language from India. Its story is set in a small town in Uttar Pradesh state, where vile and shameful crimes against females are rampant, with no end in sight in the near future.

However, one thing that has to be noted is the crime against females (infants, kids, teenagers, youngsters and women) is not confined to this small town. It is happening across the nation, especially in the Northern states.

Kaalkoot (IND/2023) Series:- details

GenreCrime, Drama
Original languageHindi (कालकूट)
ReleasedJuly – August 2023
Season One (1)
Episodes Eight (8)
CreatorsArunabh Kumar, Sumit Saxena
CastVijay Varma, Seema Biswas, Yashpal Sharma, Gopal Dutt, Shweta Tripathi, Suzanna Mukherjee, etc.
About – Kaalkoot

Kaalkoot (IND/2023) Series:- synopsis

A police officer – Ravi Shankar Tripathi (Vijay Varma) must deal with society’s and his mother’s pressure to marry, as well as frequent bullying and pressure from his superiors. It is a suspenseful crime drama.

Kaalkoot (IND/2023) Series:- {Spoilers Free} review

According to the Hindu religious scriptures, Kaalkoot (कालकूट) is the poison that came out when the churning of the ocean in the Kṣīrasāgara (क्षीरसागर), the abode of Hindu – God Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi.

Perhaps, the title of this series (कालकूट) refers to the poisonous spread of dangerous (ancient and medieval) idea (s) that continue to treat females as objects as well as subjects to be controlled by the male members of society in India. It is about the unequal status of girls and women in society. No doubt, its story tackles the harsh realities of society in the said Northern state, specifically the status of girl children and women in the nation.

In addition to highlighting the various gender issues in contemporary India, it also incorporates other grave themes like – widespread corruption, other heinous crimes, unresponsive bureaucratic setup, dangerous political interferences, etc. into the story. Not to forget, it uses a bunch of insightful Hindi poems to further highlight the issues. These Hindi poems are pertinent and insightful.

The ensemble cast of this series is led by brilliant Seema Biswas (Mother of Ravi Shankar Tripathi), sparkling Yashpal Sharma (Yadav Ji), flashy Gopal Dutt (Jagdish Sahay), intense Shweta Tripathi (Parul) and talented Vijay Varma (Ravi Shankar Tripathi); all of them a good job in it. With their acting, they have successfully handled the complex and controversial subjects about the status of females in our society in India.

Although I liked the intelligent content of its story packaged inside the crime drama, sometimes I felt that it was slackening the pace of the story and going in many different directions. Maybe its writer wanted to touch upon many serious issues concerning females in India and used this series to convey the same. All in all, it is a praiseworthy effort by its writer. However, I could guess the main criminals in this show, still, I liked its layered and suspenseful story. I really liked what I saw, it tackles important contemporary issues, without taking the easy way out and brushing them under the carpet. Kudos to its team for this brave tale.

Kaalkoot (IND/2023) Series:- {Spoilers Alert} gender issues & acid attack cases

Focus on the key issues involving females in this series

The crux of this crime drama is about the vicious acid attack on Parul (Shweta Tripathi), a vivacious and independent-minded young woman. The acid burns her beautiful face and completely disfigures her. Then its story also touches upon other key issues like – eve-teasings, female infanticides, forcible marriages, pregnancy cases among teenage and/or unmarried girls, illegal abortions, domestic violence, fake online profiles of girls, online hacking and shaming of girls, the unequal status of women in society, et al.

Focus on the criminal elements behind the acid attack in this series

Although Manu carried out the acid attack on Parul (Shweta Tripathi), the real culprit and the mastermind was her so-called close friend, Manav. As Parul has rejected the advances of Manav, he decides to take revenge. However, at the last moment, Manav could not bring himself up to throw acid on Parul’s face, so his close friend Manu took it upon himself to carry out the acid attack on her.

An acid attack like this incident highlights the false sense of masculinity that mcp like Manu and Manav indulge in India. Maybe, their criminal behaviour can be attributed to the ever-growing toxicity and intolerance in Indian society. Besides, the traditional thought process and/or mindset can also be blamed as these create gender inequality and female infanticide in Indian society.

Focus on the shameful acid attack cases on females in India

Well, according to the National Commission of India, “An acid attack is any act of throwing acid or using acid in any form on the victim with the intention of or with the knowledge that such person is likely to cause to the other person permanent or partial damage or deformity or disfiguration to any part of the body of such person.”

Also, as per Legal Services India, “An acid attack involves the premeditated throwing of acid on a victim, usually on her face. It is a gender-based heinous crime against women. In addition to causing psychological trauma, acid attacks result in severe pain, permanent disfigurement, subsequent infections, and often blindness in one or both eyes.” Acid attack on women is increasing day by day, basically, girls between the age of 11-30 years are targeted. The most common types of acid utilized in these assaults include sulphuric, nitric, and hydrochloric acid.

Kaalkoot (IND/2023) Series:- poster

Kaalkoot – poster

Kaalkoot (IND/2023) Series:- ratings

FM’s rating3.95/5
IMDb rating as of the date 8.20/10
FM & IMDB ratings – Kaalkoot.

Kaalkoot (IND/2023) Series:- trailer

Kaalkoot (2023) – official trailer | Youtube.

If you like police procedural crime dramas from India, then check out the Dahaad, Delhi Crime, Pataal Lok, and Kohrra series.

Featured & Other Images: Kaalkoot | JioCinema.