Taking into consideration his eclectic body of work, actor Namit Das has made unconventional choices much to the delight of the audiences. The versatile actor has headlined some of the most experimental content that has been churned out in the digital entertainment era. Here are the top five shows that have earned him the distinction of being one of the most bankable web stars in India.
Abhay Season 1
This ZEE5 crime thriller, produced by B.P. Singh and Akshay Singh and directed by Ken Ghosh has been a hit with the digital viewers. The series revolves around the titular Abhay Pratap Singh, an investigating officer with the mind of a criminal, who is willing to go to any extent to solve a case. The crime thriller has Namit in the role of an antagonist. Essaying the character of Govind, the actor is seen seeking vengeance in the series. Packing riveting surprises, Das is shown entering into Abhay’s life to settle a score with him. This is a series that makes for a great binge watch and has Namit in his element.
Aarya is a digital crime drama series co-created by Ram Madhvani and Sandeep Modi based on the Dutch drama series Penoza by Pieter Bart Korthuis. This is the show that has won Namit massive appreciation from critics and viewers alike. The versatile actor was seen in the role of ‘Jawahar’ a total badass, who is the antithesis of the lead character Aarya, essayed by Sushmita Sen. This series continues to be one of the most-watched series of the year and Namit’s act in it stood out.
Sumit Sambhal Lega
Sumit Sambhal Lega is a sitcom that has Namit essaying the title role. The show won acclaim for its freshness, funny dialogues and banter between characters. The TV series is about Sumit (played by Namit), a reckless man, who is responsibility-phobic. Namit brought to the television the portrayal of a flippant young man, who has a joke for every situation. The TV show is a desi version of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’. Das showcased his versatility and comic timing in this sitcom.
An edge-of-the-seat thriller, Mafia came to be one of the most popular shows to have streamed during the lockdown. Directed by Birsa Dasgupta, the series is about six college buddies who reunite for a bachelorette party that turns into a game of whodunnit as their past lives return to haunt them. In this series, Namit is seen in the role of an unassuming cop with a dark side. Das is seen as Nitin Kumar, a Dalit from Bihar, who enters the police force to fight against the injustice meted out to his community. The actor was appreciated for his layered performance in the series.
A Suitable Boy
Mira Nair’s adaptation of Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy makes the most of Namit’s craft as an actor, singer and music composer. In the BBC series, Namit essays the role of Haresh Khanna, a footwear entrepreneur, who hopes to marry Lata, one of the lead characters of the series. Set in a post-independence, post-partition India, A Suitable Boy follows the story of four families over a period of 18 months and centres on Mrs Rupa Mehra’s efforts to arrange the marriage of her younger daughter, Lata, to a “suitable boy”. The series dropped in the UK over a month ago and it will stream in India soon.