Duration: Averages 40 minutes per episode
Director: Sidharth Sengupta
Cast: Tahir Raj Bhasin, Shweta Tripathi Sharma, Anchal Singh, Saurabh Shukla, Bijendra Kala, Surya Sharma, Anantvijay Joshi, Sunita Rajwar
IANS Rating: ***
Designed as a pulpy thriller this eight-episode collection is an interesting, psychological romance drama set within the backdrop of crime and energy.
Based within the fictional city of Onkara, ‘Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein’ follows a lately graduated engineering scholar Vikrant who’s the cynosure of Purva’s eyes since her college days. Purva is the daughter of the native, omnipotent politician Akheraj Awasthi who would go to any size to maintain his daughter completely satisfied.
Years later, circumstances make their paths meet when Vikrant after ending his research, is pressured by his father to search Akheraj’s blessings and possibly a “job”. Vikrant’s father works as an accountant for Akheraj and is indebted to him on varied grounds.
Vikrant unenthusiastically winds up at Akheraj’s premise and by happenstance meets Purva, who ensures that her father provides him a job because the supervisor of her Zumba courses with a plump wage. Instead of getting elated, Vikrant shouldn’t be completely satisfied as a result of he cannot fathom how he’d put his engineering training to use in a dead-end job.
Also, unbeknownst to his household, he’s in love together with his faculty mate Shikha Agarwal and goals of settling along with her in Bhilai, the place he hopes to get a job.
So, the following day after promising Shikha that he would marry her, Vikrant goes to Akheraj’s workplace intending to inform Akheraj that he isn’t all for working for him. While he’s there, he witnesses an occasion that repulses him. He then goes to Purva and tells her that he isn’t all for working for her household, however the occasions that comply with make it clear that he cannot escape Purva’s clutches.
So, he reluctantly accepts to work and later even marries Purva with the intention of revenge. How he makes an attempt to break away from Purva and her household, types the crux of the narrative.
The characters are all well-etched, and the traces they mouth are refreshing at occasions could even be soapy that drives too many features of the dramatic narrative.
Tahir Raj Bhasin as Vikrant is spectacular. You really feel and root for him as he takes you thru Vikrant’s emotional journey as a simpleton to a decided lover wanting to marry the individual he loves. Similarly hanging are Vikrant’s pal Golden, and Bijendra Kala, who essays his father. For a change, Kala brings his character to life together with his charged histrionics. The remainder of the solid backed by familiarity are honest however satisfactory.
On the writing entrance, the plot of the collection is easy, with the screenplay usually teasing at some outlandish potentialities. The tempo of the telling retains you hanging to the ledge. It is simply the ultimate episode with its abrupt ending that leaves you a bit upset, for it doesn’t fulfil the promise it assured us within the first episode.