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Kaalkoot Web Series Review – A compelling crime drama with a few lapses

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Web Series: Kaalkoot
Rating: 3.25/5
Cast: Vijay Varma, Shwetha Tripathi, Yashpal Sharma, Suzanne Mukherjee, Seema Biswas and Gpal Dutt
Creators: Sumit Saxena and Arunabh Kumar
Streaming On: Jio Cinema
Release Date: 27th July, 2023

Story: A stranger on a scooter throws acid on a young Parul Chaturvedi (Shweta Tripathi Sharma), the case comes to the Sirsi police station. Incidentally, the new recruit Ravi Shankar Tripathi (Vijay Varma) is assigned to find the culprit and solve the case with the help of constable Yadav (Yashpal Sharma). Will it be that easy for him to investigate the case? What problems did he face in this process? Answers to these questions form the rest of the story.

Analysis: Sumit Saxena and Arunabh Kumar’s series, which draws its title from Hindu mythology, is full of undercurrent messages and perceptions. The poison that came out during ocean turmoil is known as Kaalkoot. The writers of the show also get involved in a lot of churning and curdling processes to address the social perversions we encounter. The writers probe multiple dark spots around us as the investigation progresses. There is a lot to consider, including revenge porn, homophobia, rampant female infanticide, and prejudices against a minority community.

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What is the most beautiful part of this series is that the creators never try to over-stress any kind of emotions that the characters go through. The whodunit game around the culprit and the police investigation are portrayed as close to reality as they can. Which is why the final twist, being ordinary, does not disappoint.

The creators try to mix many threads in the series, which acts as a hindrance and gives a drag feel in between, but the performances and conversations keep the viewers captivated. The music is also beautiful and adds a lot of depth to the series.

Performances: Vijay Varma for a change, is the lead of the series, and he effortlessly showcases the vulnerability, strength, and humor of his character. Yashpal Sharma was natural as usual, while Seema Biswas was excellent in the mother’s role. Shweta Tripathi and Gopal Datt were good, and Suzanne Mukherjee is also competitive.

Plus Points:

  • Performances
  • Writing
  • Music
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Minus Points:

  • A bit of over explained dialogues at few moments
  • Few dragged moments 

Verdict:

Overall, Kaalkot is a gripping crime drama that features splendid performances and a fairly honest writing style. The only drawbacks are the dragged parts in between and over expository moments.

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