Review – ‘Avrodh: The Siege Within’ narrates a captivating story

Name of the Series: Avrodh - The Siege Within

Director: Raj Acharya

Production: Applause Entertainment by Samar Khan’s Irada Entertainment LLP

Number of Episodes: 9

Duration: 30 mins per episode

Language: Hindi

Platform: SonyLiv App

Same story, different execution

The story of the Uri surgical strike carried out by Indian soldiers in 2016 has already been showcased in Vicky Kaushal-starrer ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’, which was a huge Bollywood hit and whipped up considerable patriotic fervour.

Therefore, there are no surprises in the story of ‘Avrodh’. The source material of both ‘Uri’ and ‘Avrodh’ is the same Rahul Singh and Shiv Aroor’s celebrated book ‘India’s Most Fearless’. The web series is based on the first chapter, titled ‘We Don’t Really Know Fear’.

The series starts with the terrorist attack on an Army camp in Uri in J&K, where 17 Indian soldiers were martyred. A retaliatory strike by India on the terror camps in POK was considered remote at that time, as India had never before taken such an option, hence India’s affirmative and decisive action took the world by surprise and ‘surgical strike’ came to be associated with the might of the Indian Army. ‘Avrodh’ is this story behind how India shrugged off its indecisiveness.

Promotion Strategy

The trailer launched ahead of the web series’ streaming captivated with the crisp and realistic battle scenes and actors portraying prominent Indian politicians taking the all-important decision.

The series was promoted extensively on digital, including a virtual press conference where the actors, producers, director and the writers interacted with the media.

The actors also promoted the series through their social media accounts

 

 

After viewing Avrodh, former cricketer, Virendra Sehwag said in a post, “Uri Surgical Strike ki kabhi na dekhi gayi behtareen kahaani - ‘Avrodh’. Have watched all episodes on Sony Liv, fills you with patriotic pride. Zaroor, zaroor dekhiyega.”

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