An Indian espionage saga, venturing into the enticing universe of crime and criminals, Crackdown is a Voot Special series later acquired by JioCinema. The thriller revolves around a special team of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) agents, who weave through drastic circumstances to protect the peace of the world–especially, the country. Apoorva Lakhia’s directorial draws a close resemblance to blockbuster Indian films such as Tiger, Pathan and War. Despite this resemblance, Crackdown offers a unique and fresh perspective, without wavering throughout its two eight-hour-long seasons.
The film might be crowded by characters but it remains focused on its central theme, delivering an enticing tale fueled by gore. It is due to the eponymous central theme that the Crackdown Season 3 release date has become a hyped-up question. If you, too, are surrounded by the same doubts, jump in!
Crackdown Season 3 Release Date
The Perfect Murder’s Lakhia collaborated with the screenplay writers, Chintan Gandhi and Suresh Nair, in 2019 to conjure a film centred around the RAW agents’ valor. The series debuted on 23 September 2020, amid the onslaught of the pandemic, on Voot. The debut season set the stage for the sequel, which was reportedly delayed due to the epidemic. After witnessing several changes in the production schedule, Apoorva’s Crackdown Season 2 finally knocked on the screens on 25 May 2023 on Jiocinema.
It proved to be an enthralling knockout, exploring an intense cat-and-mouse chase between the criminals and agents. Similar to its predecessor, Season 2 closed the curtains with gripping cliffhangers, making the third iteration an anticipated phenomenon. Some sources cite that Apoorva, Chintan and Suresh are already working on the upcoming season and that the production has commenced for the same.
However, the creators are yet to comment on the same and disclose their plans for the series which has now become an immensely successful franchise. With the cliffhangers left by the sequel, a third season–possibly the finale of the series–seems palpable. Crackdown Season 3 can be expected to drop on JioCinema by the second quarter of 2024, with a set of eight episodes, each ranging from 30-35 minutes.
Crackdown Series Overview
A step beyond the cliche espionage sagas, Crackdown features a storyline heavily dipped in emotional turmoil. Yet, the series doesn’t waver from its central theme: safeguarding the nation against the enemies at any cost. It doesn’t try to blend in the trope with a multitude of story arcs, refraining from creating a distracting narration. The series portrays a tale of patriotism through the lens of a RAW agent, Riyaz Pathan (Saqib Saleem), who leads a team on a “dangerous” mission.
An internal conspiracy paired with an external attack, orchestrated by a band of criminals, threatens the safety of the country. Riyaz embarks on a mission to unveil the conspiracy along with his team, comprising Divya Shirodkar (Shriya Pilgaonkar), Rajesh (Tauqeer Alam Khan) and Zorawar Kalra (Iqbal Khan). What follows is a nuclear chase between Riyaz and the terrorists. With each RAW agent camouflaging a darker secret the entire team is unaware of, the intrigue multiplies tenfold.
What Will Be The Crackdown Season 3 Plot?
Ashwini Rao (Rajesh Tailang), the RAW Chief, is slaughtered in the first season and is replaced by Avantika Shroff (Sonali Kulkarni) in the sequel. With the team witnessing a dynamic shift in terms of perspective and leadership, more secrets are unveiled and greater threats are discovered. The major revelation of the sequel remains Garima’s dual identity as both Zorawar’s wife and ISI agent, Mausam Masoud. The entire season revolves around Zorawar and Garima aka Mausam’s relationship dilemma. And the threat the intrusion an ISI agent poses to the country of course. Moreover, Abu Khalil (Freddy Daruwala) as a terrorist uplifts the intrigue element of the show.
Crackdown Season 3 is expected to follow the thematic sequence set by its predecessor. It will be drenched in dramatic nuances and portray another tale of patriarchy.
Crackdown Season 3 Release Date: FAQs
It is a spy thriller centred around a team of RAW agents, who deal with a string of attacks imposed by the terrorists.
The film is directed by Apoorva Lakhia and helmed by Chintan Gandhi and Suresh Nair.
No, it is not confirmed yet.
Crackdown Season 3 is expected to be released in the second quarter of 2024.
No, there is no trailer available yet.
You can stream the debut season on Voot and the sequel on JioCinema.