When I first read Shantaram in 2007, I felt it was my favourite book ever.
The book sequel was poor.
Still — I was psyched to watch a streaming TV adaptation on Apple TV+.
I’ve been waiting for this since 2006. Russell Crowe, Joel Edgerton, and Johnny Depp were all lined up at one time or another to play Lin.
Actually, I feel they did a very good job in adapting the novel. Though the book is better than the TV series, for sure.
Charlie Hunnam was good casting as the lead.
My favourite character in the book is Prabhu. And actor Shubham Saraf does convey the joy of that character.
Vincent Perez is good as Didier. Antonia Desplat very good as Karla Saaranen
Reviews have been mixed.
Some concede it is an ambitious mess.
I would say it was a little too slow for me.
I was sad to hear there will be no season 2.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.