Not convincing sufficient


Manpriya Singh

Six faculty mates get collectively after six lengthy years within the ominous Madhupur bungalow. Sure sufficient, every of them has a backstory, spanning as many societal points as might be encapsulated into six characters i.e. substance abuse, psychological well being points, caste complexes, emotional baggage, the plight of tribal girls and baby sexual abuse. You title it.

While the story performs out in a non-linear narrative on the similar velocity at which a shuttle is exchanged between two rackets, their points don’t curiosity you, their previous doesn’t maintain you again, the current doesn’t take you any additional.

The latest Zee5 authentic borrows closely on express scenes, cuss phrases and depends solely on shades of gray and darkish previous of its characters, however they should have performed nicely within the head of the writers. For, they definitely didn’t pan out nicely on the display.

Rishi (Tanmay Dhanania), Sam (Aditya Bakshi), Neha (Anindita Bose), Tanya ( Madhurima Roy), Ritwik (Saurabh Saraswat), Ananya (Ishaa Saha) throughout their reunion resolve to play the sport of Mafia, just because they used to play it earlier. And partly as a result of charades and antakshari don’t get the veto. Accidentally gate crashing into the reunion occasion is the stranger Nitin Kumar (performed nicely by Namit Das).

Mafia could have been obtained nicely in early 2000s once we had been beginning out with below-average thrillers like Kucch To Hai, however not in a time when the viewers has been acquainted to a number of the greatest OTT originals.

A rotten spoilt brat, a hippie at coronary heart, an opportunist side-kick, an formidable woman as a close-knit group of faculty mates wants much more rationalization and logic for the viewers to really feel their chemistry.

It’s laborious to determine what’s extra clichéd, the characters or the dialogues. What’s extra lazy—the script or the casting? “Chal na, we’ll have fun,” is how one in all them convinces the reluctant different for the reunion. “Stop drinking like this, if you continue like this liver cirrhosis is just around the corner,” is how the sober one within the group takes a shot at convincing the heavy drinker within the group. “You ignored me, when you were preparing for your future,” says the woman, who has made it to her dream faculty in NYU, however finds defending herself in entrance of her insecure boyfriend. If in any respect, the sequence might be applauded for the intention of highlighting the plight of tribal girls and casteism.

Ankita Chakraborty as Bidhua, a housemaid, who works in Madhupur bungalow, has been sexually exploited by the highly effective is yet one more character that had nice potential however is poorly etched. Mafia should have sounded good on the narration stage, or possibly whereas it was on paper. But that’s the place the sequence was greatest left and by no means taken to the units.

manpriya@tribunemail.com



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