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Compulsive, cognizant, captivating — the perfect new show to binge-watch

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There are a great many web series and movies these days centred on crime, patriarchy and the brutality prevalent in North India, but few, if any, have managed to tap into these dynamics so vividly while also weaving an edge-of-the-seat thriller around them that leaves us as infuriated at the shocking reality as it grips you with a tense story, littered with one twist after another that you never see coming. For these two reasons alone, Sony Liv’s new original web series, Undekhi, is worth pushing straight to the top of your watchlist. That it gives you several more brilliant reasons to savour it, pushes it right to the upper echelons of Indian OTT content. Also Read – Breathe Into the Shadows web series review: A taut thriller ‘breathes within the shadows’ of this Abhishek-Amit-Nithya starrer

Scroll below to read my full Undekhi review… Also Read – Wasp Network movie review: Penelope Cruz, Edgar Ramirez and Wagner Moura’s spy thriller is like Raazi minus the suspense

What’s it about

Borrowing the basic concept from a harrowing true incident, Undekhi revolves around an adivasi girl shot dead while dancing at a wedding in Manali, Himachal Pradesh, after she refuses the repeated attempts of the groom’s father to act fresh with her. An outstation cameraman who records the entire event then gets caught in the deadly crosshairs between the self-entitled, toxic, murderous groomsmen, aided by the corrupt indigenous police force, unaided by his fellow, helpless video crew, and a seemingly honest cop from Bengal who, coincidentally, appears at the right place at the right time to arrest said adivasi girl’s close friend, who was also dancing at the same wedding. Things get more complicated when the bride of said wedding party learns of the truth later on. Also Read – Bhonsle movie review: Manoj Bajpayee is BRILLIANT in this hard-hitting drama that hits too close to home

What’s hot

Undekhi is the kind of web series that makes you addicted, makes you angry, keeps you hooked, keeps you on edge, leaves you awestruck and leaves you panting for more all at once. It’s biggest achievement lies in how self aware it is of the toxic masculinity, septic patriarchy, ingrained entitlement and blatant disregard for the law in certain parts of India, yet not once preaching or shoving these experiences down our throat, opting instead to shrewdly exploit these very evil elements into weaving a taut, nail-biting, totally unpredictable thriller around them, which keeps you guessing to the very end and leaves you dejected all but once — when the final episode is over.

This is one of those rare shows where you wise there were more episodes to enjoy as the finale will make it unbearable to watch for the next season. And the credit for all this has to go to the fantastic writing team of Siddharth Sengupta (also the creator), Mohinder Pratap Singh, Umesh Padalkar and Varun Badola (yes, the famous TV actor) as also Ashish Shukla’s crackerjack direction and Rajesh Pandey’s crisp editing. At just ten episodes of about half an hour each, Undekhi is seriously pacy without ever having to compromise on its narrative of character arcs. Murzi Pagdiwala’s camerawork, Anindita Somitra Chaturvedi’s set design and the background score by Anuj Dandit and Shivam Sengupta also work wonders in lending the right tone and texture to the series.

Now, let’s talk about the stupendous performances. Despite comprising a cast of relative newcomers and/or names that aren’t so well-known, the actors more than make up for what they lack in brand value with sheer dedication and a willingness to wholeheartedly surrender to the script. Apeksha Porwal, Ayn Zoya, Ankur Rathee, Abhishek Chauhan, Anchal Singh, Vaarun Bhagat all seamlessly transform into their character and feed of the two veterans of the snow, Harsh Chhaya and Dibyendu Bhattacharya, who are top notch from start to end. However, the show stealer, scenery chewer and shining star has got to be Surya Sharma who’s so wonderfully vile that it makes you boiling mad every second he’s in the frame.

What’s not

Very little to crib about in Undekhi, other for minor instances like a scene or two demanding a certain suspension of disbelief or a couple of plot contrivances conveniently transpiring. And these would probably bother only those few who find prefer their entertainment with a penchant for being deeply critical.

BL Verdict

DO NOT!! DO NOT!!! DO NOT…Under any circumstances, MISS the new gem of a webseries called Undekhi. It may not be flawless, but it sure as hell is damn near being it. I’m going with 4.5/5 stars.

Rating :4.5 out of 54.5 Star Rating

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Gaurav Chopra’s adorable lullaby for his little prince will leave you emotional

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Gaurav Chopra and wife Hitisha Cheranda welcomed a baby boy on September 12 in Bengaluru. He has been sharing a lot of pictures with his baby boy and it’s super cute. However, recently he shared a video of himself holding his little prince and singing an adorable lullaby for him. Gaurav Chopra had lost both his parents recently but he became a father as well during this time. The actor is thankful to God for this gift but also misses his parents. Along with his video, Gaurav also penned down a long note where he spoke about embracing fatherhood and also remembered his father. He wrote, “Both of us are two weeks old today … Our #princeChopra and me , the infant #daddy ..both learning .. this is the #lori I sing to him ..he’s kind enough to ignore the lack of rhythm and tune .. and falls asleep each time … sometimes both the infants : him and me fall asleep ..he loves to wriggle and snuggle into my neck ..” Also Read – Gaurav Chopra’s adorable lullaby for his little prince will leave you emotional

“Had mentioned this song in a previous post .. had improvised this for a scene in #uttaran , its originally from #kabhikabhie ..Hope you’re kind enough to ignore the besuri singing as well..??? Tomorrow it shall be a month to my father passing away …While I take baby steps to become a daddy ,he guides and mentors me from within .. If only …Sending out love and wishes and asking for blessings ,like always …” Take a look at his post here: Also Read – Gaurav Chopra shares the FIRST picture of his baby boy, and it’s super cute!

Gaurav Chopra spoke about the feeling of becoming a father for the first time in an interview with Bombay Times. He said, “I am so happy that we have got the baby home now. Hitisha, her parents, grandmother and I take turns to look after him. Hitisha’s friends, and my brother and bhabhi decorated the entire house when we brought him home from the hospital. It was an emotional moment and I missed my mother the most. She would have been ecstatic if she were here to see her grandson.” Also Read – Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2, Nia Sharma, Bigg Boss 14 — here are the TV newsmakers of the week

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Mandar Chandwadkar aka Mr. Bhide’s social media account gets hacked

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SAB TV’s popular and longest show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is riding the success high as it recently completed 3000 episodes. The show is a nation wide success and there’s no one who doesn’t know the characters of the show. But recently one of the popular characters of the show Mr. Atmaram Bhide played by Mandar Chandwadkar’s social media account was hacked. He took Palak Sindhwani aka Sonu’s social media account to make the announcement to his fans and followers.

Palak who play Mr. Bhide’s daughter Sonu posted the video informing everyone about Mandar’s account getting hacked. She also wrote, “*URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT**Hello, everyone, This is to inform you that I’m not operating my Instagram id since last 4 days , I.e., @realmandarchandwadkar so if anybody is receiving messages from my id, consider that it’s been hacked, please spread the word! I’ll inform you once I’ll get access to my Instagram id, till then take care, I’ll update you all soon.

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Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 29th September 2020 Written Episode Update

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Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 29th September 2020 Episode starts with Riddhima checking the teddy. Vansh comes and says did you see Ishani, she isn’t in her room. Ishani thinks I may get caught. Vansh sees the teddy and says Ishani, come out. Aryan worries. Ishani comes out. Everyone comes out. Vansh scolds Aryan. Aryan asks why do you always accuse me, I gifted her the teddy, I didn’t know she will do this, maybe Riddhima has helped Ishani escape. Vansh says because I know Riddhima can never do this, I reached your room and got your blank cheque, why did Ishani give this to you. Dadi slaps Aryan.

She says you were making Ishani run away, why are you taking revenge, I would have ousted you from the house. Vansh asks her to calm down. He says you would have ruined our family respect, its good Riddhima saw you and stopped, go and get ready, its time for the rounds. Ishani sits in the mandap.

Vansh asks Riddhima to have juice, she didn’t have anything since morning. She asks did you know. He nods. She thanks him. He says let me thank you, you saved my life and today my respect, I would have lost Ishani today, its my mistake, I failed to keep an eye on her, thank you so much, why do you look so worried, is everything fine, I don’t believe in keeping favors. She recalls everything and says I wanted to tell you something, about my past, when I was out of the house…. before marriage… Vansh stops her. Ye pyaar hai…plays….

Vansh says it was your past, we are married now, we are together and it matters to me, you also learn to live in present, you will be happy. Pandit says its time for kanyadaan. Dadi says Ishani’s dad isn’t alive, Vansh and Riddhima will do the kanyadaan. Ishani thinks I will ignite fire in your life. Pandit says Riddhima didn’t wear any suhaag sign. Riddhima says sorry, I forgot to wear it. Vansh says its fine. He takes the sindoor and fills in her maang. Kabir and Anupriya look on. Kabir says so much happened and its not affecting her, how. Vansh makes Riddhima wear the mangalsutra.

Pandit does tilak to him and gives the gathbandhan cloth. Vansh and Riddhima tie the gathbandhan cloth for Ishani and Angre. Riddhima recalls his words. She recalls their marriage. Ishani and Angre take the wedding rounds. They perform the rituals. Vansh sees Riddhima. Anupriya says I think Riddhima forgot the past and moved on, she has fallen for Vansh, what will we do now. Kabir says my pawn has gone blind in love, she has to come back to me at any cost. He vents anger on himself. Riddhima asks Dadi not to worry. They see Vansh shouting on the call. Vansh says you should send the file to Khurana by tomorrow. He goes. Riddhima says he looks worried. Dadi says he stays angry when he is hungry, it was Ishani’s marriage, he didn’t find time to have anything, did you have anything, you both are same, like kids, caterers would have gone, wait, I will make something. Riddhima says I will cook something for us, don’t worry. Kabir says time has come…. He gets angry.

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Telecast Date:29th September 2020
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