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|Bard of Blood|
|Based on||The Bard of Blood|
by Bilal Siddiqi
|Written by||Mayank Tewari & Bilal Siddiqi|
|Directed by||Ribhu Dasgupta|
|Theme music composer||Gilad Benamram|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||7 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||40–49 Minutes|
|Production company(s)||Red Chillies Entertainment|
|Picture format||4K (UHDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||27 September 2019 –|
Bard of Blood is an Indian fictional spy thriller web television series based on the 2015 espionage novel of the same name by Bilal Siddiqi. Directed by Ribhu Dasgupta and produced by Red Chillies Entertainment, the series stars Emraan Hashmi in the lead role along with Kirti Kulhari, Vineet Kumar Singh, Jaideep Ahlawat and Sobhita Dhulipala. It is a seven-episode series that revolves around the story of an ex-RAW agent. The series premiered on 27 September 2019 on Netflix.
Political espionage thriller based on "Bard of Blood," by Bilal Siddique. Follows four Indian intelligence officers belonging to the Indian Intelligence Wing (IIW) who are compromised, before they can relay an important piece of information to India. They get captured and are about to be decapitated.
- Emraan Hashmi as Kabir Anand/ Adonis
- Vineet Kumar Singh as Veere Singh
- Sobhita Dhulipala as Isha Khanna
- Danish Husain as Mullah Khalid
- Ajay Mahendru as Rehmat Khatib
- Asheish Nijhawan as Aftab Khalid
- Shamaun Ahmed as Qasim Baluchi
- Jaideep Ahlawat as Tanveer Shehzad
- Rajit Kapur as Sadiq Sheikh
- Kirti Kulhari as Jannat Marri
- Abhishekh Khan as Nusrat Bashir Marri
- Shishir Sharma as Arun Joshi
- Amit Bimrot as Nihar Gupta
- Sohum Shah as Vikramjeet
- Shruti Marathe as Neeta
- Sahiba Bali as Abida, love-interest of Tanveer Shehzad
- Kallirroi Tziafeta as Jessica Parker
- Nikita Sharma
- Harshvardhan Singh
The episode titles are quotations from Shakespearean plays.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date |
|1||"What's Past is Prologue"||Ribhu Dasgupta||Mayank Tewari||September 27, 2019|
|When four Indian operatives are taken hostage by the Taliban, a secret service director asks former agent Kabir Anand to take on the rescue mission.|
|2||"When Sorrows Come, They Come Not Single Spies, but in Battalions"||Ribhu Dasgupta||Mayank Tewari||September 27, 2019|
|Secret codes left at a murder scene prompt Kabir to reconsider Sadiq's proposed mission in Balochistan and bring on board two unlikely agents.|
|3||"So Quick Bright Things Come to Confusion"||Ribhu Dasgupta||Mayank Tewari & Bilal Siddiqi||September 27, 2019|
|A key detail emerges about Khalid's location. Kabir taps into a personal link to the Balochi resistance. Joshi learns of the unsanctioned mission.|
|4||"Love All, Trust a Few, Do Wrong to None"||Ribhu Dasgupta||Mayank Tewari & Bilal Siddiqi||September 27, 2019|
|A mystery woman from Kabir's past returns. As the agents devise a risky new plan, Kabir recounts the truth about his last mission in Balochistan.|
|5||"Fight Fire With Fire"||Ribhu Dasgupta||Mayank Tewari||September 27, 2019|
|Despite hitting a snag, the agents' oil pipeline job galvanizes the BAF. Khalid begins to doubt Shehzad, who has suspicions of his own.|
|6||"Heat Not a Furnace for Your Foe So Hot That It Do Singe Yourself"||Ribhu Dasgupta||Mayank Tewari & Bilal Siddiqi||September 27, 2019|
|Kabir strikes a deal in exchange for an escape route. Veer is met with a surprise at Shehzad's hideout, while the pursuit of Khalid goes awry.|
|7||"My Stronger Guilt Defeats My Strong Intent"||Ribhu Dasgupta||Mayank Tewari & Bilal Siddiqi||September 27, 2019|
|With the clock ticking, a showdown occurs at the Taliban stronghold and Kabir races to catch up to Shehzad -- but a curveball is yet to come.|
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