My never-ending love for binge-watching TV series continues to be on a high. I realised that my love for binge-watching remains the same after I finished watching Bandish Bandits in one day.
I was slightly skeptical about watching this particular show, but because of the fact that I love music, I personally did not want to miss it.
Anyway, I started watching Bandish Bandits and without giving out any spoilers which I never do, I will begin talking about my take on this musical TV series.
Let me begin with some praise for Naseeruddin Shah, he always has done a really good job on the show. However, it would be unfair to miss out on the protagonist Ritwik Bhoumik, who has nailed the role of Radhe, the torchbearer of the Rathore Gharana.
Shreya Choudhary who plays the role of the electrifier, Tamanna, has done a decent job but somehow, other characters tend to overshadow her role, since there is some really strong supporting cast in the show.
For instance, Atul Kulkarni and Sheeba Chadha aka Digvijay Rathod, and Mohini Rathod have done justice to their roles and added that extra edge to the series. Amit Mistry, who plays the role of Shah’s youngest son is someone who particularly took my heart away.
The storyline was strong but some weak points in between could want you to fast forward it a bit and an extreme level of family drama could also cause you a headache at times. However, the essence of the story still remained charming enough.
One thing that definitely did catch my attention was the music. Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy have outdone themselves, and the fusion of classical and electric pop has been very well done. I’ve asked Alexa to play the Bandish Bandits soundtrack on a number of occasions since the time I watched the show.
All in all, the series has been a decent watch, they could have let away with a little too much drama, but I would still suggest people to watch this series. It’s not your everyday soap, but something different than what has been the trend these days, so 5 points to Gryffindor for trying out something new.
Star cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Atul Kulkarni, Shreya Chaudhry, Ritwik Bhowmik, Amit Mistry, Sheeba Chaddha, Rajesh Tailang, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Rahul Kumar