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Published on: January 23, 2023
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Mukhbir – The Story of a Spy is an uplifting homage to unsung warriors who work tirelessly to ensure the nation’s safety and live in the shadows, supported by stellar performances and compelling writing.


The series, based on the novel “Mission to Kashmir: An Intelligent Agent in Pakistan” by Maloy Krishna Dhar, portrays the untold tale of India’s secret agent, who aided India in defeating Pakistan in the 1965 war and led it to elude numerous of its relentless attacks.

A highly qualified Indian spy enters Pakistan to gather important information and prevent Pakistan from attacking India. Can he be successful? Will his time in Pakistan allow him to discover a new meaning in life? Will he be able to end the Indo-Pak War of 1965? Or will the process lead to his death? You’ll have to watch the show to find out for sure.


The Mukhbir plot will hook you to the conclusion. It is a story where the characters are given a lot of time to develop. Instead, it is a series that continues to move and has brilliant writing with solid performances from the supporting cast, which includes Prakash Raj, and Adil Hussain. Zain Khan Durrani has distinguished himself as a brilliant actor in this drama. The narrative reveals the espionage agent’s human side. He may be arrogant and seem to have no obligations, but when he must cross the line by murdering an innocent person, all of his feelings come flooding in. 

He is not overaggressive; rather, he is a get-the-job-done spy who has sentiments but puts his task before them. Harsh Chayya distinguishes out from the rest thanks to his impressive performance.


Mukhbir, which Shivam Nair and Jayprad Desai directed, has the correct tone and mood. Despite its restricted visual scope, it seems immersive and is carried well by some excellent actors who must walk a tight line between “clever” and repeated failure. Even though the show occasionally comes off as heavy-handed, it faithfully evokes a time when competence and confidence sometimes mesh differently than they do in fictional espionage thrillers. This was a time of tenacious labour and unsightly, humble heroes who learned their profession by persistently toiling at it. Mukhbir doesn’t always have the kind of writing that keeps thrillers together, especially when there are a few love subplots, but it generally hits the mark in terms of ambience and pace.

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