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Avrodh release: Highlights

Avrodh Web Series Review and Release LIVE UPDATES: Here's what celebrities, fans and critics are saying about Avrodh: The Siege Within, starring Darshan Kumaar, Amit Sadh, Neeraj Kabi, Madhurima Tuli, Vikram Gokhale, Pavail Gulati and Anil George.

By: Entertainment Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: August 1, 2020 9:08:59 am
Avrodh Avrodh Web Series Release LIVE UPDATES: Amit Sadh starrer is streaming on SonyLIV.

SonyLIV’s latest offering Avrodh: The Siege Within is based on Rahul Singh and Shiv Aroor’s book India’s Most Fearless. It recounts the planning that went into the Indian government’s decision to avenge the 2016 Uri attacks through surgical strike on terror launch pads across Line of Control (LoC). Helmed by Raj Acharya, the series is backed by an ensemble cast, including actors Darshan Kumaar, Amit Sadh, Neeraj Kabi, Madhurima Tuli, Vikram Gokhale, Pavail Gulati and Anil George.

The 2019 film Uri: The Surgical Strike was based on the same landmark mission of the Indian army and starred Vicky Kaushal in the lead role. The film grabbed awards for Best Actor and Best Director at the 66th National Film Awards. Amit Sadh, who plays a tough, no-nonsense army officer in Avrodh, wants Kaushal to watch the nine-episode web series.

During an interaction with indianexpress.com, Sadh said, “I am a huge fan of Vicky. Uri is a great film. It was a film made for a certain aspiration and a documentation of Uri facts. Avrodh is a series. It is longer and detailed. Another asset of the series is that it is adapted from Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh’s India’s Most Fearless. We have tried to show an elaborated version of the (Uri) events. But I would be happy if he (Vicky) sees it. I would love to know what he thinks about it.”

Avrodh will face competition from films like Shakuntala Devi and Raat Akeli Hai which have released today on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, respectively. Interestingly, actor Amit Sadh also stars in a pivotal role in Shakuntala Devi as well.

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16:20 (IST)31 Jul 2020
Our verdict: Avrodh The Siege Within

Amit Sadh starrer Avrodh focuses on the planning that went into the Indian government’s decision to retaliate with surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads across Line of Control (LoC).

Also read | Avrodh The Siege Within review: An interesting web series on 2016 surgical strike

16:12 (IST)31 Jul 2020
'It is fantastic'

@rohityuv wrote on his Twitter account, "Finished watching #Avrodh and I must say it is fantastic! @TheAmitSadh and Vikram Gokhale are the highlights of the show. Had also read this chapter in India's most fearless! @ShivAroor."

16:08 (IST)31 Jul 2020
'Avrodh make you say I AM PROUD OF BEING AN INDIAN'

"Not many shows nowadays will make you say tht I AM PROUD OF BEING AN INDIAN but this one surely did #Avrodh #AvrodhTheSiegeWithin @SonyLIV @TheAmitSadh @ShivAroor . In the world of Indian match making & Splitsvilla watch something like #AvrodhTheSiegeWithin," posted @AkhandTomar31.

16:01 (IST)31 Jul 2020
'Meticulously researched story'

@i_m_rsg tweeted, "Just finished watching #AvrodhTheSiegeWithin . Amazing work done by @TheAmitSadh and team!! They have meticulously reasrched the story without any typical "Bwood Drama" @SonyLIV has done a very good job wid #Avrodh . Definitely becoming a big competition for other OTT platforms."

15:43 (IST)31 Jul 2020
'What a series'

@ThisIsIshwar wrote on his Twitter account, "Just started with #Avrodh . What a series maannnnn ...!!!!!! Well done @SonyLIV for bring a true story and not some #Bollywood type drama. Thanks also to @ShivAroor and @rahulsinghx for #IndiasMostFearless on which #Avrodh is based..... ."

15:26 (IST)31 Jul 2020
'Big thumbs up to Avrodh'

"One of the best shows I have seen in quite some time. Everything right from the dialogues, the locations, the cinematography and the actors is just perfect. Big thumbs up to #Avrodh on @SonyLIV," @itisprashanth wrote on Twitter.

15:05 (IST)31 Jul 2020
'Very excited to watch Avrodh'

@SteveMarCom wrote on his Twitter account, "Am all set and very excited to watch #Avrodh starring my favourite @TheAmitSadh based on the impeccable books #IndiasMostFearless by @ShivAroor n @rahulsinghx on @SonyLIV. If you haven’t read these books pls order today n you will get to know so many brave stories of our soldiers."

14:48 (IST)31 Jul 2020
'Don’t miss watching it'

@arpitmarwah93 shared, "Absolutely loved watching #Avrodh . A fantastic series which captures India’s First Surgical Strike on Pak! Don’t miss watching it. P.S- Have become a lifelong fan of @TheAmitSadh after seeing his strong performance as Major Tango."

14:26 (IST)31 Jul 2020
'Great beginning'

@I_abhipandey wrote on Twitter, "Started avrodh and calm before the storm is a great beginning...looking forward to the whole series @ShivAroor and @rahulsingh #SonyLIV #Avrodh #IndiasMostFearless."

14:18 (IST)31 Jul 2020
Jimmy Sheirgill shared his best wishes

Jimmy Sheirgill tweeted, "Best wishes to one of my favourites @TheAmitSadh and the entire team of #Avrodh @SonyLIV @ApplauseSocial @nairsameer ..and Amit best of luck for #Yaara as well @dirtigmanshu @ZEE5Premium @VidyutJammwal."

14:00 (IST)31 Jul 2020
'Amit Sadh shines'

"#Avrodh Solid Show!! Finished it in one go last night. @TheAmitSadh shines through, he truly lived the character. Superb acting by @NeerajKabi1 as the NSA. I don't have much words for Vikram Gokhale ji, an actor in a league of his own. Intense build-up. Must watch!," @aniket0608 shared on Twitter.

13:41 (IST)31 Jul 2020
'Tightly gripping story in 9 episodes'

Suresh Nakhua's recent tweet read, "#Avrodh the Siege Within - on @SonyLIV. Based on book by @ShivAroor & @rahulsinghx. Tightly gripping story in 9 episodes. @TheAmitSadh is brilliant. Vikram Gokhale, Neeraj Kabi are also too good. On whom Madhurima Tuli's character is based ? Rating : 4.5/5 #SureshNakhuaReviews."

13:22 (IST)31 Jul 2020
'Hope you guys are watching Avrodh'
13:14 (IST)31 Jul 2020
Amit Sadh on Avrodh's comparison with Vicky Kaushal’s Uri The Surgical Strike

"I am a huge fan of Vicky. Uri is a great film. It was a film made for a certain aspiration and a documentation of Uri facts. Avrodh is a series. It is longer and detailed. Another asset of the series is that it is adapted from Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh’s India’s Most Fearless. We have tried to show an elaborated version of the (Uri) events. But I would be happy if he (Vicky) sees it. I would love to know what he thinks about it," shared the actor in an interview with indianexpress.com

Also read | Amit Sadh: Would love to know what Vicky Kaushal thinks of Avrodh

12:45 (IST)31 Jul 2020
'Amit Sadh killing it in every movie'

"Yesterday it was #Yaara. Today, it is #Avrodh and #ShakuntalaDevi . @TheAmitSadh sir killing it in every movie. What a brilliance performance sir. Just love it #AvrodhTheSiegeWithin. Story behind #URI," shared @dhruvit_diyora.

12:22 (IST)31 Jul 2020
'Looks really nice and gripping'

@iVishvendra shared via Twitter, " Congrats to @ShivAroor @TheAmitSadh @SonyLIV #Avrodh looks really nice and gripping. Look forward to this exciting series. All the best."

12:08 (IST)31 Jul 2020
'War is not cheap, Human life is the bigger price'

@ashupandey1603 tweeted, "Binge Watched #Avrodh last night. There was a alot of untold story that came out of it this time. Loved the Armed Forces, there valour and supreme sacrifice is what makes our #India great. "" War Is Not Cheap, Human Life is the Bigger Price""

11:40 (IST)31 Jul 2020
'Kept me spellbound'

General Ved Prakash Malik tweeted, "Watched preview of 'AVRODH'. Kept me spellbound. Felt compelled to watch all episodes in one go. My compliments to everyone associated with it."

11:13 (IST)31 Jul 2020
Fans go gaga over Amit Sadh

@madrid_consuela tweeted, "I saw #YaaraOnZEE5 last night. I stunned by the performance of @TheAmitSadh. Became his fan overnight, then watched @BreatheAmazon straight 9 hours. Another Stunning performance by @TheAmitSadh. Now watching #ShakuntalaDevi and waiting for his #Avrodh . Watching his all movies."

11:03 (IST)31 Jul 2020
'You've created one of the finest series'

@RajBhagchandani took to Twitter to post, "Avrodh... Is a must watch!! The raw emotion it leaves you with, is difficult to put into words. Great job guys, you've created one of the finest series."

Amit Sadh underwent a physical transformation for his role of Major Videep Singh in Avrodh. Speaking about how he prepped for the role, he said, "Samar Khan is a very dear friend of mine. At that point, I was shooting for Super 30. I had lost a lot of weight for that role. So, when he offered me this character, Khan said, ‘I want you to do this role. I have told everyone that nobody can do it better than you. But right now, you look like a journalist.’ I said I do look like a journalist, but I will do it (Avrodh). That is how the journey started. My trainer Rakeysh Udiyar helped me to become the character. He is one of the best."

He added, "Also, when you love something, everything is an opportunity. For me, acting is that. I want to become different people on screen. But the difficult part is, which I hope our makers eventually understand, that they don’t give you time, which becomes unhealthy at times. However, as Johnny Depp said, ‘I drew this card.’"

Apart from Amit Sadh, the other actor who looks intriguing in Avrodh is Neeraj Kabi, last seen in Amazon Prime Video's hit series Paatal Lok. Here he will be seen in the role of the National Security Advisor (NSA). He is a trigger-happy bureaucrat who believes the government cannot justify the surgical strike without killing Abu Hafeez. Having served RAW after a career as a journalist, Kabi’s Shailesh Malviya understands the world of security and its image from within.

The web series has been written by Harmanjit Singha, Sudeep Nigam, Abhishek Chaterjee and Aadhar Khurana. It is produced for Applause Entertainment by Irada Entertainment.

Avrodh is the third original web series on SonyLIV after the streaming app got revamped. Earlier, its web series Your Honor, a remake of an Israeli original, and Undekhi got a positive response from the viewers.