Garmi Review: What was the achievement of Tigmanshu Dhulia’s return to Allahabad, read the review of the web series ‘Garmi’ | moviesda
Producer: Swaroop Sampat and Hemal Thakkar
Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Writer: Tigmanshu Dhulia and Kamal Pandey
Artist: Vyom Yadav, Puneet Singh, Jatin Goswami, Deeksha Thakur, Pankaj Saraswat and Vineet Tiwari etc.
Release: 21 April 2023
OTT: sony liv
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If you have seen the film ‘Haasil’ released in the year 2003, then you will also remember that ‘Garmi’ is actually similar to the story of the Kshatriya. For years, the political landscape of Uttar Pradesh has been embroiled in a fierce battle among the Brahmin community. The intriguing story of Rannvijay Singh and Gauri Shankar Pandey unfolds against this backdrop, shedding light on how these two stalwarts formed their own ‘gangs’. As the plot thickens, it becomes evident how builders, babas, and gunbaaz become entwined in the realm of politics. ‘Haasil’ delves into the past, unravelling the intriguing tale of power play and alliances in this gripping saga. Director Tigmanshu Dhulia’s new web series ‘Garmi’. The scorching heat that envelops many parts of the country these days is unlike any other. It’s a heat that sometimes deludes people into thinking they can save others from its searing effects. Do you remember Gabbar from ‘Sholay’? Sometimes it also comes to my mind that if the story of ‘Sholay’ had been made like a web series in today’s era, who would have abused the most, Jai, Veeru, Thakur or Gabbar?
Gun resting on Tigmanshu’s shoulder
The trailer of the Tigmanshu Dhulia’s web series ‘Garmi’, leveraging the renowned name of Tigmanshu Dhulia as a brand, piques curiosity to delve into it. The story unravels in Lalganj, a fictional city resembling Allahabad, located 130 km away from Trivenipur. Here, a teacher grapples with concerns for his young son, setting the stage for an intriguing narrative.. Son is stupid. Unable to bear the disrespect towards his father, he lashes out at his mother in front of a shopkeeper. Tigmanshu’s character further unfolds as he later confronts his son for similar abusive behavior towards a senior in the university mess.. The entry of this character named Arvind Shukla has been in the hostel by the grace of the student union president Bindu Singh. However, he relentlessly stokes the flames of conflict between Kshatriyas and Brahmins, sowing the seeds of discord on both fronts. There is a Kotwal of formidable stature, whose authority is so commanding that he can single-handedly assert his dominance and pummel the Vice Chancellor’s office of the University. The story unfolds from the notorious Bomber of Butcher Mohalla, a time when viral videos were just beginning to make an impact. Familiarity with Uttar Pradesh would reveal that these two eras are separated by at least 30 years in the realm of crime in this region
Typical allahabadi dialect recipe
The prominent highlight of the web series ‘Garmi’ lies in its authentic utilization of the local dialect, adding a unique flavor to the storytelling. Tigmanshu Dhulia’s portrayal of the street lingo of Allahabad is spot-on, as he deftly captures the raw and gritty essence of the local youth. However, in his attempt to relive his own early days on screen, where shades of Anurag Kashyap’s influence are evident in Tigmanshu’s writing, the series falters. The series depicts a harrowing portrayal of police interrogations that may trigger feelings of nausea for viewers expecting mere entertainment. Despite the distinct dialect used in the writing, the series lacks uniqueness compared to ‘Mirzapur’, ‘Jabalpur’, or ‘Jamatara’. It seems the creative team at SonyLIV is disconnected from the evolving tastes and preferences of their audience, trapped in a universe where awareness is dwindling
Excellent performance by Vyom Yadav
Vyom Yadav shines in the web series ‘Garmi’ with his outstanding performance as Arvind Shukla, displaying shades reminiscent of Irrfan Khan. With continued opportunities, Vyom has the potential to work wonders in the future. Tigmanshu’s influence is evident, yet Puneet Singh doesn’t exude the same attitude as Ashutosh Rana in his acting. The inclusion of Vineet Kumar and Jatin Goswami adds to the intrigue of the series. Vineet Kumar impresses as Mathadhish Baba, showcasing powerful wrestling moves in the akhada. However, Jatin Goswami’s portrayal of Mrityunjay Singh falls short in adding a fresh glow to his aura, posing a potential challenge for his acting prowess.
Technically aspects on second series
With the help of web series ‘Garmi’, Sony Liv is trying to increase the downloads of its OTT app in B and C class cities. However, the presence of technical flaws significantly hinders the overall watchability of the series. The montage of the series’ opening credits is a negative exaggeration of imagination. The cinematography in the series fails to capture awe-inspiring visuals. Although the initial episodes attempt to depict village life with dance gimmicks or Alha-like elements, the series remains stuck in superficial bombast, lacking depth beyond its rough surface. The opportunity to immerse the audience in the rustic charm of the countryside is missed
Rating : 2.5/5
Author: Sangeeta Verma
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