Betaal is a TV program where the East India Company Army officer Lt. Col. John Lynedoch and his regiment of zombie redcoats from the Indian Rebellion of 1857 combat the fictional CIPD force in Betaal, this is an Indian zombie horror streaming television series, which is set in a rural village. Patrick Graham wrote, produced, and co-directed the show with Nikhil Mahajan.
The web series, which was created by Blumhouse Productions and Red Chillies Entertainment, features Vineet Kumar Singh and Aahana Kumra in pivotal roles. The second film produced by the production company and Netflix is now available on Netflix. The show’s reviews were mainly unfavourable; the acclaim was given to the actors for the usage of zombies and mythology, but it also got criticism for its lack of suspense and editing.
Betaal Season 2 Release Date
According to the show’s premise, highway officials discovered an army of British soldier zombies and an old curse while they relocated tribal villagers. IMDb has given it a score of 5.4 out of 10. The first episode, which includes a total of four episodes with fifty minutes each, premiered in Hindi on May 1, 2020.
Unfortunately, there hasn’t been any formal declaration on the possibility of a TV sequel.
|Name of the Show||Betaal|
|Season Number||Season 2|
|Betaal Season 1 Release Date||1 May 2020|
|Betaal Season 2 Release Date||Not Announced Yet|
Betaal Season 1 Recap
The “Baaz Squad,” an elite division of the fictional Counter Insurgency Police Department, and its members Commandant Vikram Sirohi (Vineet Kumar Singh) and Ahluwalia, Akbar, and Haq (Akbar’s cousin, a new recruit), are the main subjects of this miniseries (CIPD). Commandant Tyagi, the head of the “Baaz Squad,” is played by Suchitra Pillai”, He conspires with Ajay Mudhalvan (Jitendra Joshi), the proprietor of Surya Building Company, to expel or kill Adivasi and Naxalite villagers from their lands so that they may be used for Surya Corp.-managed construction projects. She fiercely criticises the media and public personalities that try to inform the public of the underlying objectives behind these missions and conceals them from her squad. To escape the shame and regret he feels for his deeds, Vikram blindly follows her. A particular memory of a little girl from India’s rural areas keeps him up at night.
A sizable gathering of Adivasi people performing a rite at a shrine to a ghost they refer to as the “Betaal” opens the movie. The statue of the “Betaal” at their worship space is touched by an elderly woman who has the ability to communicate with spirits. She experiences visions that foretell possible outcomes should the “Betaal” be permitted to escape the tunnel it has been imprisoned in since the British East India Company’s era. She issues a warning to the locals not to permit the tunnel to be opened. Mudhalvan, his wife Shakuntala, and their small daughter Saanvi are setting up the village and its surroundings as a construction site outside the hamlet. Before the CM shows in to officially launch the project, they are scrambling to meet deadlines. Mudhalvan has instructed Commandant Tyagi and the Baaz Squad to clear the land so that a highway construction project can be started in a rural village close to the mountain of Betaal.
The Adivasi villagers are still in the area and in their homes when the team arrives. In order to prepare the settlement for being completely destroyed, the Baaz Squad forcibly takes the residents and sets the houses on fire. The villagers escape to a tunnel’s entrance and fortify it with farm equipment and vintage firearms. They must leave the tunnel opening, according to Vikram, so that the construction project can use it. Vikram and Baaz Squad hesitate before firing on the villagers when they refuse to be shot at. Bhunnu, a subordinate of Mudhalvan, detonates a bomb that was concealed close to the tunnel entrance, leading Tyagi and Vikram to believe that the villagers are attacking.
All except two of the villagers are killed by the Baaz Squad: a woman called Puniya and her sarpanch husband. After the tunnel has been cleaned, some construction workers enter it to get to work when they hear screams coming from inside. One disembowelled worker makes it out of the tunnel before passing away. In an effort to secure the tunnel because they think Naxalites are inside, Baaz Squad suffers significant losses and injuries. Tyagi and Haq must be carried out because they are among the injured. Baaz Squad, Mudhavalan and his family, as well as the townspeople, are forced to leave as a horde of zombie British soldiers swarm from the cave. When Puniya and Sarpanch locate an abandoned British barracks, they decide to stay there. Mudhalvan’s wife is murdered while Baaz Squad and Mudhalvan attempt to break in. Haq starts to succumb to his injuries and Tyagi, whose hair has turned white, starts acting abnormally. The squad becomes aware that its communication and technology systems are broken, keeping them isolated from the outside world.
In the old barracks quarters, Vikram and the survivors discover from Puniya that the reanimated corpses outside are actually members of the former 90th Taunton Volunteers regiment, which was commanded by British East India Company Lieutenant Colonel John Lynedoch, a renowned black magician as well as a renowned veteran soldier. They were a fearsome, vicious force that followed Lynedoch into the tunnel as he pursued his dictatorial goal of ruling British India. He planned to locate the shrine there and retrieve the “Betaal” powers locked away in the mountain’s roots.
However, the entire regiment—as well as Lynedoch—was confined to the tunnel by Indian resistance fighters. In order to become the “Betaal,” Lynedoch made the decision to sacrifice his son, who served in the very same unit. The Colonel quickly devoured his regiment and then waited for hundreds of years until he could be set free and lead his army of the undead to engulf India under his evil flag. Saanvi is what the Colonel wants as a pure sacrifice to increase his strength and sate his thirst. Puniya has magically protected the barracks from the zombies using a magic circle made of ashes, turmeric, and salt, as well as a ritual fire. The Colonel and his regiment advance, but as the monsoon rains begin to fall, the magical fortifications collapse, killing Sarpanch before the survivors can seal the gate.
Tyagi is discovered to be in the Colonel’s control as the party mulls their options, and Haq turns into a walking zombie. The Colonel also has authority over Shakuntala and the deceased soldiers. The barracks are attacked by the Colonel’s undead using their hive mind. Even though Mudhalvan chooses to sell Saanvi to the Colonel after Saanvi admits that she was aware that the tunnel explosion was a fake attack to assure the project’s construction, Baaz Squad decides to protect Saanvi. Ahluwalia is killed after he lets the undead army enter the barracks.
The Colonel tries to convince Vikram to hand Saanvi over, but he resists and leads the survivors out of the fort while also killing a lot of zombies. To locate and detonate hidden explosives and demolish the shrine, they proceed to the villager’s worship space. Before Vikram kills Ahluwalia, the Colonel follows the survivors to the worship space. As they try to get in touch with an approaching security team from the CM’s staff, Puniya and Akbar are cut off from the group. The two survivors manage to grab the CM’s vehicle despite the deaths of the arrivals. The Colonel tries to kidnap Saanvi using Tyagi’s body, but Vikram is able to stop her. The Colonel succeeds in killing Bhunnu and capturing Vikram, then using the latter’s body to pull Saanvi to the altar of sacrifice in the mountain tunnel.
Due to his broken vow to find Saanvi for the Colonel, Mudhalvan is discovered to be confined by the altar. Lynedoch physically appears and forces Vikram to retell the tale of the young girl from his recollections as he fights the Colonel’s mental control. He massacred the girl’s neighbourhood and shot her on Tyagi’s orders so she wouldn’t see the unit’s atrocities. Vikram’s determination to make amends for this terrible deed enables him to momentarily break free from the Colonel’s control and liberate Saanvi. Saanvi escapes and activates the explosives, destroying the shrine as the Colonel and the zombies start to eat Vikram.
Puniya and Akbar have killed the zombies protecting the tunnel entrance, and she flees through the tunnel there. They start to hear widespread accounts of attacks by hostile outsiders as they make their way to safety. The shrine should be shut, but Saanvi reads from the book that it mustn’t be destroyed because it also serves as a reservoir for the “Betaal’s” power. The undead curse of the “Betaal” can spread unchecked and have disastrous repercussions if the shrine is destroyed. Akbar switches on a news channel, which reports that several enemies are attacking Mumbai. A group of wooden warships from the 18th century comes into view as the camera pans across the sea. Before the screen goes black, it is apparent that they are all flying the British flag.
Betaal Season 2 Cast
Vineet Kumar Singh played the lead actor in the show, he was Vikram Sirohi and Aahana Kumra was DC ‘Ahlu’ Ahluwalia. Jatin Goswami played the role of Assad Akbar, Jitendra Joshi, Ajay Mudhalvan, Siddharth Menon played the role of Nadir Haq, and Suchitra Pillai played Commandant Tyagi. Manjiri Pupala as Puniya, Swapnil Kotriwar as Kanji, Meenal Kapoor as Shakuntala Mudhalvan, Yashwant Wasnik as Sarpanch, Savita Bajaj as Mausi, Ankur Vikal as Bhunnu, Richard Dillane as Colonel Lynedoch, Krishna Singh Bisht as Kaushal, Pawan Singh as Yadav, Akhilesh Unnithan as Chandran, Pankaj Upadhyay as Inspector Khurrana, Ratan Nag as Tripathi, Shrishti Fadtare as Leila, and lastly Tanmay Khemani played the Drummer Boy character.
Betaal Season 2 Trailer
You can find the trailer of Betaal on top of this article.
Where To Watch Betaal Season 2 Online?
You can watch all episodes of season one of Betaal exclusively on Netflix.