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The title of the first episode of Raktanchal is “The Bad Blood”, but it could easily have been “Love Me Tender”.
Government officials are going through the motions of opening up a lucrative project to public bids. The game has already been rigged in favour of gangster Waseem Khan (Nikitin Dheer). That is the way it has been for years, and this year is no different. Wads of money are handed out to the officers concerned, who have presciently come to work with extra bags.
But what do we have here? There is a spoke in the wheel who is going to ruin the well-oiled arrangement. Waseem Khan finally has competition in the form of Vijay Singh (Kranti Prakash Jha). Vijay wrests the contract from Waseem, kicking off a war of attrition that lasts nine episodes and has enough firepower left over for a second season.
The period is the 1980s, when access to government contracts made all the difference between power and poverty. The setting is Purvanchal, the region in eastern Uttar Pradesh that is, in the popular imagination, fertile ground for crime, corruption, crude guns and an even cruder vocabulary.
Waseem has been running these badlands and controlling everything from brewing liquor and coal mining along with minister Pujari Singh (Ravi Khanvilkar). Business-like in his ruthlessness and ruthless when it comes to business, Waseem’s brutal ways have percolated down to his troops. One of them was responsible for murdering Vijay’s father. Vijay chucks a promising career in government service and devotes his life to hunting down Waseem.