Web Series: Athidhi
Cast: Venu Thottempudi, Avantika, Venkatesh Kakumanu, Aditi Gautam
Director: Bharat YG
Streaming On: Disney Plus Hotstar
Release Date: 19th September, 2023
Story: Ravi (Venu Thottempudi) is a writer who lives with his wife Sandhya (Aditi Gowtham), who is paralyzed in a big ancient house. On one rainy night, Maya (Avantika) enters Ravi’s house asking for shelter. Then comes a YouTuber Saveri (Venkatesh Kakumanu), who fears a ghost. Thereafter, unexpected events start to trouble the trio. Who is trying to harm them? How is Maya connected to the incidents? Who is Prakash (Ravi Varma)? Now did Ravi was able to tackle the problems? Answers to these questions form the rest of the story.
Performances: Venu Thottempudi was nice and looked dignified as Ravi. In the climax, he got a chance to show his acting prowess, and he did a good job. Avantika was good, and she could have done better if her character had more weight. Aditi Goutham was natural while Venkatesh Kakumanu, Ravi Varma, Bhadram and others were ok.
- Venu and Avantika’s Performance
- Camera Work
- Final Episode
- Routine Plot
- Predictable Twists
- Few Unnecessary/Boring Scenes
Athidhi is a standard Web Series with a regular plot and taking. The performances of Venu Thottempudi, Avantika and good climax work well for the series, while predictable writing and unexciting twists do not work for it. Overall, the series can be watched at leisure without many expectations.