Storyline : An idealistic lawyer
is trapped in the murky world of criminal law. Two cases (one about the death penalty for women in India, the other about sexual harassment in the workplace) show how out of order the justice system can be.Tareekh par Tareekh, tareekh par tareekh Order order”, Mujhe insaaf chahiye, judge sahab.This is how the Indian audience is likely to remember courtroom dramas. But Sahir Raza directorial Illegal, a legal drama on Voot Select, is devoid of any such dramatic showdowns between the lawyer and the judge. It is the story of a budding lawyer Niharika (Neha Sharma), hired by a senior lawyer Janardhan Jaitley Piyush Mishra, to work for him.
New to this profession, Niharika is passionate about amending capital punishment laws and getting the guilty punished by the book. On the other hand, Jaitley cares little about the law when the situation gets murky. Now, with a job to keep, Niharika is torn between her duty and conscience. Though this battle between right and wrong in the courtroom has been shown in countless dramas, Illegal is different. It delves into the personal lives of the lawyers and how their profession affects their mental well-being.