Vidrohi is a historical drama series telecasted on the Star Plus channel and the OTT platform Disney + Hot Star. Gatha Jain has produced the show under the aegis of Gatha Productions. The director of this show is Prasad Gavandi. The story and screenplay are by Pallavi Mehta and Faizal Akhtar. Art directors are Sandesh Gondhlekar and Vishwanath Mistry. Music is by Sargam Jassu and Nakash Aziz.
Vidrohi is based on the life and times of Odia freedom fighter Bakshi Jagabandhu. The lead roles in the series are played by Sharad Malhotra, Sulagna Panigarhi and Hemal Ingle. The first episode of this series was aired on 11th October 2021.
Vidrohi is set in 1817 Odisha and showcases the Paika rebellion against the British East India Company and other historical events. The central characters are a warrior and two princesses. The story explores the heroics of the rebel warrior Bakshi Jagabandhu and his exploits against the British. His personal life is also touched in the serial. Bakshi Jagabandhu is married to Radhamani. However, since Radhamani is unable to bear children, she gets Bakshi Jagabandhu married to a warrior princess and her sister named Kalyani for the sake of continuing his lineage. Jagabandhu and the two princesses join forces to take on the British. Even though the King has accepted defeat and given his kingdom to East India Company, Bakshi Jagabandhu plans to oust the British by using his war skills and tactics. Kalyani and the Princess of Badamamba work together to foment rebellion against the British. They eventually get married.
Bakshi Jagabandhu was the commander of the King of Khorda in Odisha. In 1817, he led the Paika rebellion against the British East India company. The rebellion and his heroics were downplayed and ignored by the English and historians. This serial revives the legacy of Bakshi Jagabandhu and seeks to make the people aware of this great warrior from Odisha.
Bakshi Jagabandhu is a freedom fighter and the commander of the King’s army. He is raised by his stepmother Sarika and is loved by the people. He is married to Radhamani but also weds Kalyani to continue his lineage. Sharad Malhotra is playing the role of Bakshi Jagabandhu. Sharad Malhotra is a television actor. His acting career commenced in India’s Best Cine Star Ki Khoj in 2004. His debut television series was Banoo Main Teri Dulhan in 2006. His first lead role was Maharana Pratap in Sony TV’s serial Bharat Ke Veer Putra- Maharana Pratap in 2014. In 2016, he appeared in the show Kasam Tere Pyar Ki. In 2018, he acted in the show Muskan. In 2020, he played a cameo in the show Naagin 5 before appearing in Vidrohi in the lead role.
Radhamani is the first wife of Bakshi Jagabandhu. She is not able to give an heir to her husband and persuades him to remarry. Sulagna Panigrahi is playing the role of Radhamani. Sulagna debuted with the role of Dhara in the serial Ambar Dhara in 2007. She appeared in her second serial Do Saheliyan in 2010. She played a negative role in the serial Bidai in 2010. Her debut film was Murder 2 in 2011.
Kalyani is the warrior princess of Badamba and Mohan’s elder sister. She is also the second wife of Bakshi Jagabandhu. Hemal Ingle is playing the role of Kalyani. Hemal debuted with the Marathi film Aashi Hi Aashiki. She also appeared in the movie Hushaaru.
Vidrohi has telecasted every day from Monday to Friday at 6:30 pm IST. The duration of the show is 21-24 minutes.