Suniel Shetty returns as an action star in Amazon MiniTV‘s Hunter: Tootega Nahi Todega. I must admit, tod diya… mujhe, as a viewer. There has been so much mediocrity in the action zone recently that people are not even thinking about making nice things. Somewhere, the audience is responsible for that, as they are the ones who have hyped such mediocrities. I won’t name the projects, but I’ll give you a hint: 

Check the recent list of top-grossing films. Anyways, webseries are a completely different world as far as the audience is concerned; otherwise, the stars, crew, technical team, production, and filmmaking are the same. The problem is, OTT gives people the liberty of making bad projects because there is no pressure of criticism or box office footfalls. Sometimes they make a bad project first and then dump it on OTT. People don’t have to buy a ticket or pay for one specific show, so even they are okay if the project they are supposed to see turns out to be a bad or average experience. Hunter really needed a lot of filtering, be it acting, screenplay, production design, action, editing, or direction. They say, tootega nahi but it’s a ‘broken’ series, in my opinion. From Pushpa‘s Jhukega Nahi to Hunter‘s Tootega nahi.. the journey has been pretty corny.

Suniel Shetty’s appeal seems to be increasing with age and that’s what Hunter counts and cashes on. The 8-episode series is a full on Suniel Shetty show. The actor gets to go rogue and be unabashedly brooding and full of swag and he pulls it off with utmost aplomb. He is a part of more than 90 percent of the frames and in each one, you can’t pull your eyes off him, that is his charm.

Suniel started off his career as an action hero and it’s great to see him back at it. He is still as agile on screen and looks way cooler now than in the 90s. Hunter fully utilises that facet of his and that is what the USP of the show is as well.

Hunter is based on the novel The Invisible Woman. The story is a thriller about a organ harvesting crime syndicate taking place in Mumbai and how Suniel’s ACP Vikram gets embroiled in it. The plot isn’t as gripping as I would have liked it to be but Suniel won’t let you leave without having you witness his whole roller coaster of a journey.

Apart from him, Esha Deol is back in action as well and the two of them look like a deadly team on screen. The metallica versions of popular retro tracks like Yahoo, Dum Maaro Dum, Jeena Yahaan Marna Yahaan and many others during the fight scenes just increase the excitement around them.

Action is the biggest selling point for Hunter after Suniel and in most parts, it doesn’t disappoint. As per the trend nowadays, the climax sets up for a season 2, and the last 2 minutes actually are quite thrilling. A surprise cameo makes it all the more worthwhile, and if you are observant enough, you will catch a glimpse of it in the trailer as well.