Citadel Review: Priyanka Chopra and Richard Madden as spies are fearless but the storyline isn’t

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Citadel Review: Priyanka Chopra And Richard Madden’s espionage thriller is everything it promises to be with high-octane action trailers. Within the first 10 minutes of a web series, you get hooked and want to know the answers to all the questions in one go. Priyanka Chopra made the opening train sequence thrilling and interesting from the story as well as your visual point of view and after watching it you will definitely understand why it is so important. The adrenaline-fuelled action sequences match beautifully with PC and Richard’s hot chemistry on screen. This forms the basis of an exciting series that will get more interesting with each episode. However, this is an estimate.

The first two episodes of Citadel, which released on Prime Video on Friday, offer a powerful glimpse of what to expect from the web series. In the first few episodes, it is clear that ‘they’ want to burn down the Citadel. The ‘way’ here refers to a powerful syndicate called the Manticore. Eight years after the Citadel is ‘destroyed’, Mason and Nadia struggle with their past, lost memories and new beginnings. When traced and brought back to their previous roles, they embark on a mission, bonding over lies and secrets, to stop the Manticore from establishing a new world order.

While the plot seems average and par for the course, the espionage thriller boasts of several reasons to watch it. For starters, an extraordinary star cast including Priyanka Chopra, Richard Madden, Stanley Tucci and Leslie Manville. Then the creative genius of the Russo Brothers. What makes it more engaging is not just the action, but the drama that unfolds with each episode. While the climax of the first episode is predictable, it’s exciting to jump into the next episode to put together another piece of the puzzle like Mason, who lost his memory after the train incident. He takes us on a journey as he pieces his life together and remembers who he is.

Priyanka Chopra especially impresses as she swings effortlessly from a sultry siren flirting with Mason to a tough detective who can take down the bad guys with ease. She executes the action sequences like a pro and still looks slay. No doubt she justifies her role to perfection. Richard Madden on the other hand is pure charmer on screen. He looks tough but also has a flirtatious personality which casts a spell during his conversation with Nadia.

Lastly, if you are a fan of high-end action and spy thrillers, Priyanka Chopra and Richard Madden’s Citadel is not something you would want to miss, but don’t watch it for the story.

Citadel Trailer:

Citadel marks the beginning of a new kind of historical universe/franchise with the promise of a crossover with Varun Dhawan and Samantha Ruth Prabhu starrer Citadel India. While the first two episodes were released on Fridays on Prime Video, it will be followed by one episode weekly starting May 26 in multiple languages ​​including English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.

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