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Web Series Review: Kaala – Review of web series Kaala starring Avinash Tiwari Rohan Mehra Bejoy Nambiar Disney and the Hotstar

Story of web series “Kala”.

Ritwik Mukherjee (Avinash Tiwari) is a young Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer. He is involved in a major reverse hawala brawl. Ritwik has to remove this stain from himself. He is ready to go to any extent. But during this time he discovers a secret about his father that has been hidden for years. The decades-old desire for revenge resurfaces. There are many shocking truths ahead in the story that takes us back to three decades ago.

Watch the trailer of the web series “Kala” here

Review of web series “Kaala”.

Can a story with eight long episodes be weaved around one small idea? That’s what co-writer and director Bejoy Nambiar along with four other writers (Francis Thomas, Prayas Gupta, Mithila Hegde and Shubhra Swarup) did in Kaala. It begins with the story of reverse money laundering, where white money is converted into black money. In the power game there is politics, greed, large-scale corruption and a lot of bloodshed. But is it all interesting enough to keep you hooked for eight episodes? Certainly not entirely. And perhaps that is the reason why Bejoy Nambiar and his team tried to bring every possible twist in the story. There’s a mix of characters included, but unfortunately it’s not possible to connect them all together.

The show is off to a strong start. A large explosion occurs, the effects of which will have far-reaching consequences. Little by little we get to know different characters in the story. We meet Indian army officers Subhendu (Rohan Vinod Mehra), Bismil (Hiten Tejwani) and many others. Then there is a 30-year jump in history. A connection is made between the past and the present and then the story goes back and forth. All characters are gradually connected to the main story. There are many subplots in Kaala. An old army officer’s revenge and a young IB officer’s struggle are both tested on the chessboard of time. Enemies and traitors deceive them, provoke them and even challenge them.

The script of Kaala is as attractive as it is disappointing. History is busy with new events every moment. Bejoy Nambiar attaches great importance to the pace at which he tells his stories. In the story, many of these mysterious secrets are revealed that the audience cannot guess. If there are too many tracks playing at once and the story keeps switching between past and present, it starts to get tiring.

Jitin Gulati’s character Balwant Singh reflects a man’s inner desires and demonic thoughts. Avinash Tiwari fits the character of Ritwik Mukherjee perfectly. Tahir Shabbir is good in the role of Naman Arya, a ruthless business baron. Hiten Tejwani’s role is very limited in scope but he is good in it. Rohan Vinod Mehra also cuts a fine figure as an army officer bent on revenge. Nivetha Pethuraj in the role of IB officer Sitara and Elisha Meyer in the role of Aloka also cut a good figure. Apart from this, Mita Vashishtha’s tone as Chief Minister of West Bengal seems to be a joke.

Why watch? Overall, Kaala offers a great cinematic experience even on a small screen. Full of action, chases and explosions, this story, despite its flaws, is an exploration of the darker aspects of power, politics and human desire. Although it is a fictional story, there is enthusiasm in it. In such a situation you can definitely see it once.

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