How Paatal Lok Highlights the Impasse of the Transgender Community in India
While the transgender role in Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Sacred Games’portrayed a proud, confident, joyful and manipulative character. In Paatal Lok Mary Lyngdoh or Cheeni (Mairembam Ronaldo Singh) is a depiction of the sad plight of a eunuch who is one of the four suspects in the conspiracy to a murder case. Mary Lyngdoh’s vulnerabilities and fears become the representation of the third gender community in India in the gripping web series directed by Avinash Arun and Prosit Roy.
Hathi Ram Chaudhary (Jaideep Ahlawat, first noticed in Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur) being the investigator of the case wants to prove that he is different from his father. He wants to be a hero in the eyes of his son and therefore leaves no stone unturned to find out the truth. The inquiry leads him along with Imran Ansari (Ishwak Singh) into the dark and sad stories of the suspects who are caught up unawares.