It’s no surprise that Tisca Chopra nails each role that she takes on. Tisca the actor disappears and the audiences can only see character she plays – be it Maya Awasthi from Taare Zameen Par, Meera Anand from Hostages, and even the most recent Jug jugg Jeeyo. And now she’s back as District Magistrate, Avni Raut, headlining the Disney Plus Hotstar supernatural thriller Dahan. Beautifully shot and set in the interiors of Rajasthan, the thriller is already the talk of the town. Many are comparing Tisca’s, subtle and nuanced performance as having shades of the late Irrfan Khan.

Dahan gives full play to Chopra’s versatility, who is, by turns determined, vulnerable, passionate and tender. In certain sequences you can see her eyes do the work of many pages of dialogue - it’s as if she is Avni Raut. Chopra’s effortless performances, have often been compared to those of Meryl Streep, where even her skin seems to vibrate with the emotion of the scene. A very special mention of the scene where Avni breaks down when her son is fighting for his life in a hospital, that scene will go down as one of the best performances on Indian OTT.