Saat suron ki duniya… One that defines the indomitable world of Bhartiya shastriya sangeet and the opposite that guidelines the recognition charts. Can the twain meet? To start with Bandish Bandits, a musical net sequence, deludes you into considering that regardless of the plain chasm, many years of dedication vs in a single day stardom, there’s a assembly floor. The love story of its younger protagonists, Radhe (Ritwik Bhowmik) the torchbearer of classical custom, and a shining star of the pop world Tamnnah (Shreya Chaudhry) belies you to consider much more so. Till it establishes the supremacy of what everyone knows is unparalleled; the reservoir of our wealthy musical custom.
Juxtaposing, even marrying, the 2 totally different realms of music, nonetheless, because it fills you with sonorous notes you might be swept away by its musical energy. Bandish Bandits might have simply been decreased to the Indian Idol of classical music. Only make no mistake; it rises above not simply common actuality exhibits but in addition a bunch of net sequence. Streaming on a platform crowded with crime-based dramas, envisioning an online sequence round classical music requires creativeness, braveness and creativity. Bandish Bandits is a refreshing whiff of melody which fills your senses and takes you from one episode to a different with a hook worthy of a binge watch.
A musical for positive, this isn’t nearly musical renditions, although you proceed to drift on the cloud of sargams and taans. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy can simply take a bow for composing a rating that traverses each worlds and provides you different rasas. For the uninitiated, it might properly be a grasp class in classical music with simply the suitable notations and references. But what makes this musical watchable is how the writers pack in drama with simply the requisite measure of music. Dramatic thrives, impressed by the fact of classical singers, abound. The performances are top-notch and contact the identical crescendo because the musical octave.
Naseeruddin Shah because the heartless patriarch of Rathore gharana holds the sequence as solely an excellent actor like him can. Even in scenes the place he’s sitting within the margins, straining his ears to catch the music, he’s excellence personified. A pivot round whom the narrative revolves, his character may need been customary as an uncompromising egoistic stalwart of music, the sangeet samrat, who stilts even the expertise of his members of the family. But the actor in him cedes house to others and even the debutant Bhowmik makes his mark. Casting is solely excellent. From Sheeba Chaddha to Rajesh Tailang to Kunaal Roy Kapoor because the foul-mouthed supervisor after which the icing on the cake Atul Kulkarni as yet one more heir, not a single actor strikes a false notice.
The sequence does meander off in elements taking over a number of points. The line between performer and singer, self-discipline and encouragement, excellence and mediocrity and at last the necessity to popularise classical music are all burdened upon. Set in culturally wealthy Jodhpur which manifests in all its resplendence, transferring via its many sub-plots and secrets and techniques of a household, it continues to resonate. The finale could also be on the anticipated strains, however your consideration doesn’t waver. Tamnaah may say, “Ten seconds is all we have to catch the attention of millennials,” however the ten-episode sequence is successful with the attention-deficit technology. Catch it on Amazon Prime if you have not already. This jugalbandi of music and drama is value digging into.