Jamtara – Sabka Number Ayega
"Jamtara – Sabka Number Ayega" is a gripping Indian crime drama series that delves into the world of phishing operations carried out by a group of young individuals in the Jamtara district of Jharkhand. Created and directed by Soumendra Padhi, the series captivates viewers with its tightly-woven plot, where these small-town scammers find themselves at odds with a corrupt politician and a determined newly appointed police superintendent. With a storyline inspired by real-life events, Jamtara offers a binge-worthy experience, characterized by compelling characters and a narrative that keeps audiences hooked from start to finish.
“Jamtara – Sabka Number Ayega” is an Indian crime drama web series conceived and directed by Soumendra Padhi, with Trishant Srivastava as the writer. The plot centers on social engineering activities in Jharkhand’s Jamtara district. The series made its debut on Netflix on January 10, 2020, and the second season was released on September 23, 2022.
- Amit Sial as Brajesh Bhaan
- Dibyendu Bhattacharya as Inspector Biswa Paathak
- Aksha Pardasany as SP Dolly Sahu
- Sparsh Shrivastav as Sunny
- Anshumaan Pushkar as Rocky
- Aasif Khan as Anas Ahmad
- Monika Panwar as Gudiya Singh
- Harshit Gupta as Baccha
- Rohit KP as Munna
- Aatm Prakash Mishra as Bachchu
- Kartavya Kabra as Shahbaaz
- Monu Kanojiya as Chhotu
- Simran Mishrikoti as Varsha Mishra
- Mahesh Chandra Deva as Doctor
The narrative follows a group of youngsters from a rural town who run a thriving phishing operation. However, their world takes a turn when they encounter a corrupt politician demanding a piece of their business. Additionally, a newly appointed Police superintendent is determined to confront all these challenges.
Seasons and Episodes:
|No.overall||Season||No. inseason||Title||Run time (minutes)|
|1||Season 1||1||Episode 1||35|
|11||Season 2||1||Episode 1||42|
In 2015, Padhi came across an article detailing the phishing activities conducted by school children in the Jamtara district, which piqued his curiosity. He then dispatched his writing team to conduct thorough research on the subject. The character of SP Dolly Sahu was inspired by the real-life Superintendent Jaya Roy of Jamtara.
Kirubhakar Purushothaman from The New Indian Express praised the series, noting that its plot is tightly woven and effectively conveys information, engaging viewers right from the beginning. Udita Jhunjunwala of Scroll.in described it as highly binge-worthy, drawing comparisons to the characterizations and dynamics seen in works by filmmakers like Anurag Kashyap and Tigmanshu Dhulia.
Tanisha Bagchi of The Quint expressed that if the narrative had more complexity, Jamtara could have been a significant success for Netflix, especially considering the streaming service’s recent less-impressive original productions. Rohan Nahar of Hindustan Times provided a positive review, suggesting that this underdog series helps cleanse the memory of recent big-budget Netflix disappointments.