Inside Edge 2 Web Series Review: For the love of the game, money and power

Updated: 07 December, 2019 09:28 IST | Pratiksha Mestry | Mumbai

With Angad Bedi, Richa Chadha, Tanuj Virwani, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Sapna Pabbi and Sayani Gupta in pivotal roles, the second instalment of Inside Edge has more to offer as an undefeated story for the love of cricket.

Inside Edge poster/picture courtesy: Amazon Prime Video's Instagram account
Inside Edge poster/picture courtesy: Amazon Prime Video's Instagram account

Inside Edge Season 2
U/A; Drama, Sports
Director: Karan Anshuman
Cast: Vivek Oberoi, Richa Chadha, Angad Bedi, Tanuj Virwani, Sayani Gupta, Sapna Pabbi
Rating: Ratings

Inside Edge the show that breathes cricket, is back! Mumbaikars, especially the die-hard fans of the game, got to know the flip side of the coin with various aspects that go into making the sports industry. Starring Vivek Oberoi, Angad Bedi, Richa Chadha, and Sapna Pabbi in pivotal roles, the second season hits the web today, December 6. While the ten episodes of the first instalment revealed the dark side, this one gets grittier thanks to a new entrant -- politics. Taking from the shades of grey that exist in Bollywood, sports and the political system, Inside Edge Season 2 has got all the drama one needs.

Season 1 ended with Richa Chadha's back and forth attempt to make it big in the industry, be it Bollywood or her business deal of owning a cricket team. Her success now has a new 'Mantra,' (Sapna Pabbi) the daughter of a powerful politician named Bhaisaab, aka Yashwardhan Patil, played by Aamir Bashir, who is also her business partner. A glimpse of his power as a politician is shown in the opening sequence of the series itself. The characters from season one have gotten more intense in the second season. The new entrants in the world of power - Mantra Patil - has her quirks, which leave Vayu Raghavan (Tanuj Virwani) clean bowled. Mantra is here to learn new things about the business, but her coy behaviour still makes it difficult to understand the 'inside edges'.

After Arvind Vashishth's (Angad Bedi) downfall as a cricketer on being accused of killing the coach of Mumbai Mavericks, Niranjan Suri (Sanjay Suri), and his decision to quit the game, everything changes. Now, Arvind wants to be back in the game and fight for what was left behind. His struggles as a cricketer and a businessman in one of the richest sports organisations of India, the ICB, is shown with utmost perfection.

Prashant Kanaujia's (Siddhant Chaturvedi) guilt of killing Devender Mishra (Amit Sial) doesn't let him concentrate on what he is good at. Will his hallucinations make it more difficult to survive or let him win the trophy? Only time will tell. Sayani Gupta, who is well-versed with the nitty-gritties of the entire game, has a new take to win PPL, but the new coach in Mumbai Mavericks doesn't let her make any decisions for the team. Zarina, who rules the world and people's heart by owning an entire cricket team, has her share of ups and downs in the film industry. Makarand Deshpande as a coach takes his job seriously enough to give the country what they deserve - the best players from every corner of the nation.

Watch the trailer of Inside Edge Season 2 here:

In the second season, Haryana Hurricane and Mumbai Mavericks are trying hard to make the best bid to win big at PPL. While Haryana Hurricane spends half of their amount bidding on two great players, Sayani Gupta's in-depth research helps Arvind complete his team within the budget. The teams are complete, and the bidding is finalised. Will these teams make it to the pitch or will they be hanging around because of the entry of a new rival - elections? Vivek Oberoi's entry will once again change the entire game the way he wants it. It seems like season two has much more drama to give to its audience.

The show has been shot with impeccable screen sense. Every character is provided enough time to prove their forte without compromising on the screen space in the series. In some of the scenes, the constant panning camera will make you feel like you're watching a tennis match for real! New twists and drama with a hint of mockery make this a binge-watch.

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    Amazon Prime Video's Inside Edge, the first Indian original series from Amazon, is back with its much-awaited season 2. the makers also hosted a special screening of the second instalment at a popular multiplex in Bandra, Mumbai. All pictures/Yogen Shah

    In picture: Angad Bedi, who plays Arvind Vashishth, sported a casual outfit to attend the special screening.

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    The trailer of the second season offered a peek at the myriad storylines from Zarina Malik's (Richa Chadha) continued attempts to go up the ladder to Prashant Kanaujia (Siddhant Chaturvedi) pushing himself beyond the limit.

    In picture: Neha Dhupia was all smiles when snapped at the special screening of Inside Edge.

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    The excitement for Amazon Prime Video's latest offering Inside Edge 2 has gone a notch higher as the makers recently, shared a trailer with a whole lot of sports, secrets, and scandals where selfishness is a virtue and sex, money, and power are mere means to an end- the whirlpool yet the interesting subject that the storyline touches upon.

    In picture: Floral Saini opted for an animal print outfit to attend the special screening of Inside Edge Season 2.

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    Vivek Oberoi is entering the league in style and a transformation of his look marks his comeback with something huge in the show.

    In picture: Vivek Oberoi and Priyanka Alva Oberoi posed for the shutterbugs as they arrived at the screening of the film.

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    Not only this, introducing the new character 'Bhaisaab' played by Aamir Bashir, showcases that the game will get bigger and much dirtier in order to get hold of power.

    In picture: Sapna Pabbi, who plays the role of a charmer, Mantra Patil, opted for a velvet crop top, paired with a white pencil skirt during the outing.

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    Sayani Gupta as Rohini Raghavan, checks out the statistics and numbers form the crux of any game, off the field or on the field. She opted for a black velvet gown to attend the special screening of the show.

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    Inside Edge Season 2 offers an inside look into the fictionalized T20 tournament and a team Mumbai Maverick. 

    In picture: Shweta Tripathi also attended the special screening.

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    Inside Edge Season 2 had premiered in April 2017 on Amazon India and received immense critical acclaim from all across. The show was also nominated for the 46th International Emmy Awards in the Drama category.

    In picture: Sayani Gupta, Shweta Tripathi and Sapna Pabbi were all smiles when snapped at the special screening of the film.

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    In the series, Oberoi played sports management company owner Vikrant Dhawan, Chadda is an actress and Mumbai Mavericks co-owner, Zarina Malik, Virwani is Mavericks star player Vayu Raghavan, Chaturvedi is rookie bowler Prashant Kanaujia, Bedi is Mavericks captain Arvind Vashishth, Gupta is Mavericks chief analyst and Vayu's sister Rohini Raghavan, and Suri is Mavericks coach Niranjan Suri.

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    Amit Sial s back with a bang with his character Devendra Mishra to take on the game.

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    Joining the lead cast in Season 2 are Aamir Bashir, Sapna Pabbi, and Makarand Deshpande. The series returns with its stellar cast from Season 1, including Vivek Oberoi, Richa Chadda, Angad Bedi, Tanuj Virwani, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Amit Sial, and Sayani Gupta.

    In picture: Himanshi Choudhary was also one of the guests who attended the special show.

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    The second season is also produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani under their banner Excel Media and Entertainment and it will premiere on 6 December on Amazon Prime.

    In picture: Atul Kasbekar posed for the paparazzi as he attended the special show of Inside Edge 2.

First Published: 06 December, 2019 12:00 IST

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