"Kohrra," a 2023 Punjabi-language crime drama series on Netflix, is a riveting exploration of a murder mystery set against the backdrop of contemporary Punjab. Created by Sudip Sharma, it masterfully combines compelling performances, intricate storytelling, and sharp direction. The narrative intricately weaves together the lives of a bereaved family and two dedicated detectives as they unravel the truth. Amidst lush landscapes, history, and the Punjabi psyche, the series offers a thought-provoking examination of the human condition. Praised for its screenplay, acting, and direction, "Kohrra" is a slow-burning gem that captivates audiences with its surprises and leaves them satisfied with its conclusive ending. Rotten Tomatoes certified it as fresh with a 100% rating.

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“Kohrra” is a 2023 Indian Punjabi-language crime thriller and police procedural series available for streaming on Netflix. It was crafted by Sudip Sharma and helmed by director Randeep Jha.

Produced in partnership with Netflix by Karnesh Sharma’s Clean Slate Films, the show features a stellar cast including Barun Sobti, Harleen Sethi, Suvinder Vicky, Saurav Khurana, Rachel Shelley, and Manish Chaudhary in prominent roles. “Kohrra” made its debut on Netflix on July 15, 2023, offering viewers an engaging narrative in the realm of crime and police investigations.


Tragedy strikes just days before a wedding as the groom meets an untimely demise. Can the police successfully uncover the identity of the killer?

  1. Vishal Handa as Tejinder ‘Paul’ Dhillon, an NRI, lawyer in London, Steve’s son, Veera’s fiancé, Liam’s best friend
  2. Ivantiy Novak as Liam Murphy, a British national, Clara’s son, Paul’s best friend
  3. Barun Sobti as Assistant sub-inspector of police Amarpal Jasjit Garundi, Police station Jagrana, Punjab Police, Jung’s younger brother, Rajji’s brother-in-law, Silky’s fiance
  4. Suvinder Vicky as Sub-inspector Balbir Singh, Police station Jagrana, Punjab Police, Nimrat’s Father, Raman’s Father-in-law, Golu’s maternal Grandfather
  5. Rachel Shelley as Clara Murphy, Liam’s mother, Steve Dhillon’s family friend from UK
  6. Manish Chaudhary as Satwinder ‘Steve’ Dhillon, Paul’s father, Manna’s elder brother, Jaswinder’s husband
  7. Harleen Sethi as Nimrat Kaur, Balbir’s daughter, Raman’s wife, Golu’s mother, Karan Gill’s girlfriend
  8. Lokesh Batta as Karan Gill, Nimrat’s love interest, Samsher’s Grandchild
  9. Mahabir Bhullar as Shamsher Gill, Owner of Gill Construction, Karan’s Grandfather
  10. Saurav Khurana as Saakar Khurana, an instagram rapper, Veera’s ex-boyfriend
  11. Varun Badola as Maninder ‘Manna’ Dhillon, Steve’s younger brother, Happy’s father, Paul’s uncle, Jassi’s brother-in-law
  12. Aanand Priya as Veera Soni, Paul’s fiancée, Saakar’s ex-girlfriend
  13. Arjuna Bhalla as Jaswinder ‘Jassi’ Dhillon, Steve’s wife, Paul’s mother, Manna’s sister-in-law
  14. Ekavali Khanna as Indira Chhabra, widow of a police informer Navdeep Chhabra
  15. Amaninder Pal Singh as Happy Dhillon, Manna’s son, owner of Happy car showroom, Jagrana
  16. Zubin Mehta as Raman Singh, Nimrat’s husband, Golu’s Dad, Balbir’s son in law
  17. Gantavya Sharma as Param ‘Golu’ Singh, Raman and Nimrat’s son, Balbir’s Grandson
  18. Dishi Duggal as Veera’s mother
  19. Rakesh Singh as Veera’s father
  20. Hardeep Guru as Head constable Jaggi, Police station Jagrana, Punjab police
  21. Lakha Singh as SHO Sukhpal Mangat, Police station Jagrana, Punjab police
  22. Sudeep Singh as SSP Ajeet Sikka, Punjab police
  23. Navtej Johar as Dr Paramjit Johal, Medical expert and Government Doctor
  24. Tarun Kapoor as Divorce Lawyer of Nimrat
  25. Sumit Gulati as Parmod Kumar, Private bus driver, Employee of Jarnail Transport
  26. Vikas Neb as Navdeep ‘Nopi’ Chabbra, an informer of SI Balbir Singh, Indira’s dead husband
  27. Murari Kumar as Manoj Kumar, Mehndi artist, relative of Parmod Kumar
  28. Ekta Sodhi as Rajji Garundi, Amarpal’s sister-in-law, Jung’s wife
  29. Pardeep Singh Cheema as Jung Garundi, a farmer from Jagrana, Punjab, Amarpal’s elder brother, Rajji’s husband
  30. Veerpal Kaur Gill as Police Constable Satnam, Police station Jagrana, Punjab police
  31. Gaurav Grover as Harmandeep Sodhi, Crime journalist for News Channel Sadda pind 365
  32. Muskan Arora as Silky, Amarpal’s fiancée
  33. Bittu Gupta as Kinny, Kabbadi player from Nakowal, Punjab, Rano’s boyfriend
  34. Sneha Singh as Rano, Girl with whom Kinny was having sex in the morning in the open field near the murder site of NRI Paul Dhillon
  35. Rajinder Singh as Punjabi Journalist beaten by rod by Steve Dhillon
  36. Rohit Sharma as attendant at Gas station
  37. Narendra Thakur as Steve Dhillon’s house help in India
  38. Samuel John as Shinda, Truck driver
  39. Navdeep Singh as Toti, cleaner of truck driver Shinda
  40. Neeraj Kaushik as Satish Ahuja, Drug supplier
  41. Arman Kokri as Kartik Ahuja, Satish’s Son
  42. Tabish Raj as Manager at Chaska Bar
  43. Rik Dev as Waiter at Chaska Bar
  44. Deepak Arora as Manager, Happy Car Showroom, Jagrana, Punjab
  45. Mahender Singh as Kulli’s Landlord
  46. Rajesh Khurana as Manager, Baba ji da pizza
  47. Inderpal Singh as Pizza delivery Guy, Baba ji da pizza
  48. Jaga Singh as Kulli, Drug dealer and delivery boy of Baba ji da pizza food cart
  49. Sukhwinder Virk as Kulli’s mother
  50. Karan Chibber as Bank Manager, Induslund bank
  51. Vishipreet as Roop, Truck driver Shinda’s lover
  52. Simmi as Eunuch
  53. Babita Kapoor as Shinda’s wife
  54. Anmol Charan as Shinda’s son
  55. Abhimanyu Yadav as Body builder at Gym, Ex Wrestling player, Punjab
  56. Suhana as Little Nimrat Kaur
  57. Akaash Shemar as Teen Paul Dhillon
  58. Lewis Baxter as Teen Liam Murphy

The series was formally introduced to the public through a Netflix press release in May 2023. The initial promotional poster featuring the main stars, Barun Sobti and Suvinder Vicky, was unveiled during the same month.

The series made its debut on Netflix on July 15, 2023.


Saibal Chatterjee from NDTV commended the series for its exceptional acting, screenplay, and direction, awarding it a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He remarked, “The series effectively delves into the challenges faced by a grieving family and the two dedicated detectives tasked with uncovering the truth.”

Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express described “Kohrra,” crafted by Sudip Sharma, as a brilliantly executed drama that seamlessly combines elements of a murder mystery with a deep exploration of contemporary Punjab and its people, their surroundings, and history.

Archika Khurana of The Times of India also gave the series 3.5 stars out of 5, noting that it provides a satisfying and conclusive ending, leaving viewers content.

Shilajit Mitra, writing for The Hindu, drew a parallel between “Kohrra” and the film “Memories of Murder” (2003), both beginning with the discovery of a body in a vast, lush field. He appreciated the way the series captured the essence of a small-town setting.

Devansh Sharma from Hindustan Times pointed out that despite the fast-paced trailer and Sudip Sharma’s previous work, “Kohrra” offers a wealth of surprises in its slow-burning narrative.

In addition, “Kohrra” achieved a coveted 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, indicating widespread critical acclaim.

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