Web Series Review | Dil Bekaraar: A Charming Rom-com That Will Make You Nostalgic – FilmyVoice

From its dreamy theme tune to its 2D-style animation, to its interval soundtrack, and naturally, its late-80s/ early-90s nostalgia, ‘Dil Bekaraar’, streaming on Disney+ Hotstar, is totally charming.

The romance between a TV information reader and a crusading journalist is a delight to look at, as are the various cameos from well-known faces of that period.

Primarily based on Anuja Chauhan’s 2013 novel, ‘These Dear Thakur Women’, this rom-com is a household affair. And it’ll enchantment to those that grew up within the late Eighties.

Set in Delhi, the sequence takes us into the home of retired Supreme Courtroom Justice Laxmi Narayan Thakur (Raj Babbar) and his spouse Mamta (Poonam Dhillon), who’ve 5 daughters named in alphabetical order.

The oldest is the attention-seeking Anjini (Sukhmani Sadhana), who’s the second spouse of Anant Singh aka Antu (Alekh Sangal). The second daughter is the complexed Binodini (Anjali Anand), who has two annoyingly spoilt aughters and a husband who’s attempting his finest to be an entrepreneur.

The third daughter is Chandrakanta aka Chandu, who eloped together with her boyfriend on the eve of her marriage ceremony. The fourth daughter is the soft-hearted however quietly fiery Debjani aka Dabbu (Sahher Bambba), and the youngest is the school-going Eshwari aka Esh (Medha Shankar).

This sequence, consisting of ten episodes, begins with Debjani getting chosen to be the English newsreader for the government-owned channel Desh Darpan aka DD.

How she meets and falls in love with Dillon Singh Shekhawat (Akshay Oberoi), an idealistic, anti-establishment journalist working with the New India Pioneer, helmed by Hira (Suhel Seth), types the core of the sequence.

After watching the primary few episodes, you realise that with a lot consideration being given to matchmaking, you find yourself with the sensation that that is the retelling of ‘Delight and Prejudice’ for contemporary India.

The interval is effectively captured, with phone cubicles with an STD connection, information of the Bhopal tragedy, point out of the cricket matches, Ambassador taxis, and classic automobiles. The one glitch appears to look from the dialogue division, with oft-spoken traces comparable to “Achche din ayenge”, “The individuals should know” and “The nation desires to know”, which belong to the Nineteen Nineties.

On the efficiency entrance, every actor is within the pores and skin of their characters. Other than Akshay Oberoi and Sahher Bambba, Medha Shankar as Eshwari and Arjun Berry as Sateesh are interesting.

Padmini Kolhapure, because the foul-mouthed Bhudevi Thakur, stands out as a pure however unfunny caricature. Equally, Sonali Sachdev, as Juliet Shekhawat, together with her Malayali accent, is over-the-top and cute.

The Shekhawat brothers, Jason and Ethan, too are amiable in their very own methods. Suhel Seth because the editor and Chandrachur Singh as Minister Hardik Motla function on the sidelines in minuscule roles.

–By Troy Ribeiro

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