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Web Series Review: Apharan

Producers: Sidharth Sengupta, Jyoti Sagar (Edgestorm)

Director: Siddharth Sengupta

Cast: Arunoday Singh, Mahie Gill, Nidhi

Singh, Sanjay Batra, Monica

Chaudhary, Saanaad Verma, Varun Badola

Writers: Mohinder Pratap Singh

Set against the backdrop of the holy city of Haridwar, the story revolves around a cop-turned-gangster. The story of a man, the love of his life and the other woman, this ‘abduction’ drama has been beautifully wrapped in a mix of masala, swift comic bouts, emotion and a lot of mind-boggling twists.

Director Siddharth Sengupta has adeptly put actors Arunoday Singh, Mahie Gill, Nidhi Singh, Sanjay Batra, Monica Chaudhary, Saanaad Verma and Varun Badola into the shoes of their characters and has created a startling suspenseful story for the audience. 

The cop, who is removed from the position of a Crime Branch inspector, is desperate as his wife is having an affair, he has no job and everything is falling apart. Enter Mahie Gill’s character, the wife of a wealthy man. She offers this man a huge amount of money for something really big in return and that is how the story unfolds. The Ghats of Rishikesh, the bodyguards we see in the trailer, Saanaad Verma and Varun Badola’s characters, and the implausible abduction makes this show worth watching. 

Using the liberty of being a web show, ALTBalaji and the director have created an interesting ambience for viewers. They have paid attention to little things, like dialect, costumes and dialogue really well. To reinstate that it is a true-blue UP-based drama, they have used too many cuss words.

Arunoday Singh, Mahie Gill and Nidhi Singh’s characters have done full justice to their respective roles. Arunoday Singh’s character will make you feel just as miserable as he feels on the screen; Nidhi Singh’s character adds a humourous yet charming element; while Mahie Gill, as usual, sets the screen on fire with her carnal yet witty character. Not to forget, Monica Chaudhary, who has done a great job as well.

The supporting characters add to the drama in the story and make it a thrilling crime drama. Apart from engaging performances, a twisted story, an unexpected climax several other elements add to the charm of the show.  

Verdict: Worth a dekho!

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