Banner: ALTBalaji, ZEE5
Producer: Riti Saawhney (Ekomkar Pictures Pvt Ltd)
Director: Soham Ankush Bhatt
Cast: Shabir Ahluwalia, Mahie Gill, Isha Koppikar, Anshuman Malhotra, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Varun Badola
Fixerr is the latest series on ALTBalaji and ZEE5 platforms. The thriller revolves around a suspended ATS officer from Delhi who is drawn into the big bad world of the Mumbai mafia. He becomes a fixer for the rich and famous, solving their complicated illegal matters.
The story begins in Mumbai with Jayveer Maalik’s voiceover who introduces himself as a fixer, who sorts the problems of the rich and famous. Suddenly he is shot and taken to the hospital. There is an attack on his life at the hospital and before we know what is happening, Maalik takes us into his past.
In flashback, we see that Maalik is an ATS officer from Delhi. While trying to apprehend a dangerous criminal, he ends up shooting a pregnant woman. This results in his suspension from the force. Circumstances force him to take on the job of a fixer. A meeting with a powerful businessman, Brijnath Dalmiya results in Maalik getting deeply involved in this world of corrupt money. He helps Dalmiya in getting an actress named Ahana out of his son’s life. Maalik succeeds and this lands him his next job with a film producer. During this assignment, he stumbles into a case of the murder of a spiritual guru. The guru’s dark past becomes an opportunity for Maalik to make more money. With every case he solves, Maalik adds an enemy to his list. As the story unfolds, there are many more twists and turns. How Maalik solves the cases, who is the person who tried to kill him, all that unfolds in the series as we go forward.
The plotline is interesting and there are hardly any dull moments. The characters are well-defined and the suspense element is maintained well throughout. Breaking of the fourth wall in the narrative is used well. Though this is a fast-paced action thriller, there is enough tongue-in-cheek humour in the dialogue.
Shabir Ahluwalia impresses as Jayveer Maalik. He has the swag that is needed for the part and of course, his humour is spot on. Tigmanshu Dhulia who plays Maalik’s superior has some of the best lines. He plays his part well and is a delight to watch. Isha Koppikar as Jayanti Javdekar has a powerful role. There are many shades to her and as the story unfolds, she unravels her personality as well. Mahie Gill as Jayveer’s wife, Kesar gives the series its oomph factor. There are times when she does seem a bit loud but she does a decent job. Varun Badola as Brijnath Dalmia is quite good.