Everyone is doing something for a cause; some people are working day and night to fulfill family requirements, others just waste father’s money and very few people are really following their dreams. Today I am taking my passion to the profession, like others I am also a big fan of web series and movies being released over the OTT platforms.
Here, I am starting to review movies and web series I have watched already or I am going to watch. I will really appreciate it if my readers give their perspective on my work by commenting below. I am going to rank each movie and web series with 0-5 CUPS. The Cup word comes from the friends’ diary, where friends get together occasionally and share some team together.
Japnaam! Japnaam! “In our country! When it comes to faith… the followers flood in” – They used this quote to justify the story, however, we cannot neglect this bitter truth as millions of people are still blindly following Hippocratic Babas in India. Well! Prakash Jha is known for his solid directions as we already witnessed a few phenomenal movies like Gangaajal, Raajneeti, Aarakshan, and many more. He has also won some extraordinary awards like Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue for Apaharan (Movie – 2005), National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues for Gangaajal (2003), and many others.
This time, Prakash Jha has come up with Bobby Deol, Tridha Choudhary, Anupriya Goenka, Aaditi Pohankar and Darshan Kumaar starred Aashram web series. This story simply represents the dodgy character of Kashipur waale Baba ji who is involved in dirty politics and of course, he is so-called Brahmchari but a real womanizer who abuses women at the Aashram.
We having a bystander of popular controversial gurus like Gurmeet Ram Rahim, Radhe Maa, Nirmal Baba, Asaram Bapu, Narayan Sai, Swami Nithyananda, etc. which were found guilty for numerous crimes. It seems like; Prakash Jha has gathered combine stories of these untrustworthy babas as a single character of Nirala Baba.
If I will have to tell story in one line, it is like we buy a ticket and want to travel Delhi, however train gets delayed 5 hours >> 10 hours >> 15 hours and so on… and suddenly we realize that train will never reach its destination though we have to born again to reach the destination.
They tried to cover various aspects of casteism, imbalanced society, sports, reservations, and almost everything. The story is a writer by five writers including Madhvi Bhatt, Avinash Kumar, Sanjay Masoomm, Tejpal Singh Rawat, and Kuldeep Ruhil who tried to elaborate the story as they could. However, story is so stretched like chew gum that many will jump out of the train after abundant delayed.
There are some unnecessary intimate scenes and abusive words that will not allow you to watch Aashram with your family. Nevertheless, there are three people who played gentle roles – Policeman Udham Singh (Darshan Kumaar), Doctor Natasha (Anupriya Goenka), and the Cameraman Akki (Rajeev Siddhartha).
K2’s point of view on Web Series trend in India:
I really think the emergence of OTT platforms is giving a big platform to some talented artists. With the aim to win the race every time, directors are feeding audiences with unnecessary content which makes it unprocurable for the family audience. Of-course youngsters are snaffling these types of content, but many baronial stories like Bandish Bandits, Apharan, Delhi Crime, and many more are not getting Nuff audiences as they deserve and stories like The Final Call or Thinkistan are not getting enough limelight due to poor marketing.
Hope you all will really like my first review. I know there are so many things I could have covered in this but I really don’t want to stretch like Aashram Web Series. Get ready for my next review which will be of Abhay Deol starred JL50. You can watch the trailer of JL50: