Is Paatal Lok Based On A True Event? Here Is Everything We’ve Known So Far

Leela Adwani |May 19, 2020

In an attempt to let you get the answer to the question, “Is Paatal Lok based on a true event?”, here is everything we have known.

Anushka Sharma is mainly known for being one of the most prominent names in the Hindi film industry. After the failure of the film Zero in 2018, we haven’t seen her on the silver screen. While many are curious about her presence, she actually takes a new venture into the production journey. She hasn’t seen in films for such a long time but her new production house “Clean Slate Films” is making it big in the OTT platform. Anushka starts her web series journey with the hit crime drama Paatal Lok.

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Anushka Sharma makes her digital debut but with a new position

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Releasing on 15 May 2020 on streaming platform Amazon Prime Video, the series is taking the Internet by storm. Topics about the new show have turned out to be the talk of the town. Among these, one of the most asked questions is that “Is Paatal Lok based on a true event?

Here is everything we have known so far.

Paatal Lok’s narrative

The drama revolves around the life of an elite journalist Sanjeev Mehra (played by Neeraj Kabi) who is residing in Delhi and a struggling cop Hathi Ram (played by Jaideep Ahalawat). Three men and one woman get arrested for the conspiracy of murder of the journalist. Ram is then asked to work on this case and he considers this case a big opportunity to prove his worth as in the past he was denied mostly major investigations. However, he doesn’t know that this murder can land him in some more complicated troubles and lead him to the paatal lok (means hell) of his world.

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the film contains a lot of breath-taking scenes

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What is the true story?

Speculations are spreading that Paatal Lok is actually inspired by a true story. Even though several plot points and characters in the series are totally works of fiction, it’s not a baseless rumor. Reports are currently doing the rounds that core ideas behind the series have been loosely adapted from a 2009 book titled The Story of My Assassins by Tarun J. Tejpal.

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The series shows the dark side in humanity

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In an attempt to let you get the answer to the question, “Is Paatal Lok based on a true event?”, you should know about the book first. The Story of My Assassins follows the real-life incidents of a journalist named Tarun Tejpal. He entered another phase of his life after five hitmen were captured by police for the conspiracy of his murder. The book also talks about the life of the writer and how he checks the backgrounds of the murderers.

Obviously, we can’t stop comparing the similarity in the plot of the series and the book.

Even though the makers haven’t confirmed that is Paatal Lok based on a true event or not, many resemblances make the series close to reality. What do you think about it? Let us know in the comment section below!


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