Jamtara, wait for the call: the origin of cyber fraud reaches Netflix
Inspired by the Indian capital of phishing or cyber fraud, Jamtara is a journey to the deepest and most unknown places in this country. In ten chapters, he shows from the inside the precarious system used by two young men who have defrauded thousands of Indians.
Jamtara, Wait for the Call is about two brothers, Sunny Mondal (Sparsh Shrivastava) and Rocky (Anshumaan Pushkar) who, despite being a family, live in eternal competition.
While the former seeks to expand his illegal business more cautiously, the latter is very ambitious and associates himself with a corrupt and powerful local politician, Brajesh Bhan (Amit Sial).
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This is how these brothers seek to forge their empire of phone scams and some other illicit businesses.
They are the protagonists of Jamtara, the Indian series that Netflix has just released and that portrays the world of phishing or cyber fraud.
In the case of this brother, the business will not be so simple, because Sunny does not want to be part of this association and her decision will further affect the complicated relationship between them.
Although Rocky’s plan may be attractive and very profitable in the short term, Sunny is cautious and does not want to flaunt his loot in order not to arouse suspicion.
To recruit more young people, Sunny will marry the village English teacher, Gudiya Singh (Monika Panwar),
She will make the business go beyond national borders, because she will be in charge of recruiting more people to work in this illicit call center.
The one who is ambitious is Rocky, who, with his ostentatious lifestyle, is already in the sights of the authorities.
His association with Brajesh may bring great benefits and immunity from some local police officers, but the arrival of a new superintendent, Dolly Sahu (Aksha Pardasany), will complicate business in this district.
In her first job as local police chief, Dolly will do anything to take down this gang of young con men.
Trip to India?
In Jamtara you will not see the dreamed and typical landscapes of India, but you will see certain cultural characteristics that are reliably portrayed.
Given the lack of opportunities in certain poor communities in India, those who carry out these scams are celebrated as heroes – a kind of Hindu Robin Hood – since they share privileges with the less fortunate in society.
Beyond the simple and interesting plot behind this series, photography is something that is quite surprising.
If one thinks of a Bollywood production, you will immediately remember its colorful rituals and effusive dances, but in Jamtara you will not find any of that.
We will know the day to day of the marginality of India, which is still unknown by those of us who live in the West.
If you have the possibility to see this series on a giant screen, you will have a low cost trip to India through Netflix.