Cast: Harsh Chhaya, Surya Sharma, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Anchal Singh, Apeksha Porwal, Ankur Rathee, Ayn Zoya, Sayandeep Sengupta, Meiyang Chang, Nandish Sandhu
Creator: Siddharth Sengupta
Director: Ashish R. Shukla
Streaming On: SonyLIV
Language: Hindi (with subtitles)
Runtime: 30-40 minutes/episode (Total: 10 episodes)
What’s New in Season 2 of Undekhi?
This spectacular cliffhanger continues with the creators leaving Season 1, where the speedy Aanchal Singh chases Koel (Apeksha Porwal) away from the clutches of Rinku (Surya Sharma) in an ambulance. DSP Barun Ghosh (Dibyendu Bhattacharya) joins a battle to save Koel alive from Manali against the wrath of the mighty Atwal who, unfortunately, is immediately transferred to Kolkata in the next scene.
Koel Zinda Hai, Saloni (Ayan Zoya) and Shashwat (Sayandeep Sengupta) on the run from Rinku and the gang, Daman still finds her place in the family, Papaji (Harsh Chhaya) still abuses as much as she drinks But still, the second season doesn’t was able to match the high level with which he started.
Season 2 of Undekhi: What Works:
This segment should be kept short as many things are not going in the show’s favor due to various reasons. Surya and Harsh Chhaya’s swagger remains the highlight of the entire pack. The performances are almost the same as in season 1, but this time they star in an extensive script. Murzi Turbanwala’s camerawork still has a charm with some mind-blowing shots and transition effects to add exciting effect, something seriously missing from the story this time around.
What Doesn’t Work in Undekhi Season 2:
Do you remember in the previous section that I said that several things are not in favor of the program? Let’s start first with the most affected area, that is, the writing. Anahata Menon, Deepak Sehgal fail to offer new thrills and chills as they try to continue the chaos in the same universe. It’s an ongoing story, but with a new marriage and a new affair, Way seems extremely reassuring on paper, but his execution is nothing more than a drag fest.
Everything is going great, not because I need the script, but because it promises to get you somewhere. Once you believe in the concept, nothing gets you down, as the script remains shallow like a pond in the outline. One thing that mostly worked for season 1 was its unpredictability, which becomes extremely predictable by the end of the new season.
Season 2 of Undekhi: Star Performance:
Harsh Chhaya can never overreact like Papaji, as the character is so alive that despite his outrageous patriarchal overlay, he keeps you entertained with his wacky antics. Surya Sharma continues to be the best of the lost as he carries on his nefarious yet charming personality as Rinku. In this, his face from ‘I Never Smile’ shines even brighter.
Dibyendu Bhattacharya, one of the main USPs from last season, is criminally convicted despite being a high level cop (pun intended!) He was the spirit and that is exactly what is missing from season 2. Aanchal Singh climbs the family ladder of the mafia, but unfortunately he does not get a half-hearted role except for an unfinished taste. Apeksha Porwal’s Koel should have had the utmost focus in creating the revenge angle, but this is where the poor writing leaves her out in most scenes.
Ankur Rathi has remained ignorant without adding much to his contribution to chaos, for both good and evil. Ayan Zoya and Sayandeep Sengupta also get the choppy treatment to make the most of their extremely limited screen space. Of the new entrants, Meiyang Chang’s Abbey and Nandish Sandhu’s Samarth serve only as chaos. Although there are many things that can be done with them, nothing important happens that pits them against more powerful characters.
Undekhi Season 2 Review: Last Words:
All said and done, Unseen 2 is something not to be seen or at most you can leave it out in the open. It has gained a large following since season 1, which are to the great collective disappointment.
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