By Karan Shah
Epic, a Hindi entertainment channel, has come out with a new mystery series Dariba Diaries. A historical show set in the 19th century Delhi, the show is about the growing might of Britishers during Bahadur Shah Zafar II’s reign. With increasing cases of crime and the police unable to solve the cases, the Kotwal (leader of a fort) finds himself in the midst of a felonious mystery. He seeks the help of the only man who can come to his aid – Mirza Jaan Nawaz (Sid Makkar).
Mirza Jaan Nawaz is a detective who solves the crimes and tries to restore the order in Dariba (their locality). He is married to Zeenat (Rasika Duggal). “The serial is very different. My husband in the serial, Mirza, is a detective who solves the growing number of crimes. I know the Dariba much better than him, so I help him get clues that in turn solve the case. There is also a parallel love track that goes on between us and the whole episode is not always shrouded in mystery. There are some romantic moments as well.” The series also features Saurabh Dubey as Kotwal Govind Singh. Dariba Diaries airs every Monday at 9 pm.