So, this one has been flashing on my Amazon Prime quite often – but I skipped it every single time. Yesterday put kids to bed, and flipped mindlessly through Prime. May be, I should watch Newton? Another episode of The Mentalist? I thought too much prejudice against the quality of web series is not good. Afterall, I had the goal of watching all good web series that were ever made in India. So, I decided to give it a try.
How did it turn out?
Things that worked well – Ritwik Sahore( the boy who the girls fight first in Dangal movie to prove they are ready to face the world), Background music and no-bullshit display of reality without drama( depressing), length of the episodes and the climax.
Things that didn’t go well – Having a Tamil name for a coaching center run in Visakhapatnam. We have Srinivas, not Srinivasan. I also did not understand how a mother can never ever guess what the son goes through. Some conflict there would have made it more realistic.
Biswa plays the role of a lecturer and is quite contrary to what he is on stage for stand-up comedy. I haven’t seen a smile emerge from his face, and the beard looks super cool on him. Ritwik Sahore – What a find! From playing the boyish look to the depressed to hopeful to suicidal to determined – he has nailed it all. What an effortless display of emotions! He is perfectly casted along with Jay Thakkar and Alam Khan.
The show is dark, and shows how coaching centers take advantages of gullible parents who want to get their kids into IIT, and what happens when the kid isn’t just cut out for it!
The theme of the web series is summed up in one sentence – “It’s OK if you don’t know what you want. You should know what you don’t want”.
Rating : 4.5/5