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Sony's Achanak... completes first cycle on Friday with a twist in the tale

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Achanak... 37 saal baad the weekly late night supernatural thriller on Sony is all set to conclude the first cycle with a 'major revelation' this Friday.

Series writer Sridhar Raghavan says this week's episode will reveal the person responsible for the strange goings-on at Gahota, which have fuelled and propelled the story thus far. This would turn the plot inside out, as the protagonist is a person who has been a main figure throughout the story.

Raghavan says the show, that kicked off on 22 March is divided into four cycles, with the first one concluding with the unmasking of the villain. CID was rational, Aahat was irrational, bordering on the extreme. Achanak... lies somewhere in between, with small, strong occurrences occurring in conjunction making people question their lives and sanity, he says. 

The cycle structure adapted by Achanak... was designed to make it easy for viewers to catch up on the happenings even if they missed five to six episodes, says Raghavan. "If the viewer does not latch on to what is happening within ten minutes, it means something is wrong," he says. This is because the serial has been crafted in such a way that picking up the thread should not be a problem even though the story was continuous, he says. Another advantage the cycles offer is that there is no need to compromise on pace, he adds.

Cycles exist as structural levels we can play with. The show should

Sudden shocks...A still from Achanak 37 Saal Baad

ideally bewilder rather than confuse audience members. It wont drag he promises. Another unique aspect of the serial is that a couple of heroes have already been killed in the storyline, so ordinary people realise their potential by having to deal with extraordinary circumstances.

Talking about the future of the serial, Raghavan says the second cycle starts with people in Gahota not remembering any of the strange occurrences that have taken place over the past three months. Amnesia descends like blanket on the town and the minds of people are full of false memories. There will be fewer characters in this cycle as a few people have died in the first cycle, says Raghavan. 

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