When I grow up, I wanna become an engineer. This line is used at least a thousands times a day in an Indian household. Because of this line, a plethora of colleges that have opened up in every nook and corner of India.
However, the prize remains the very reputed Indian Institute of Technology. If even one of the family members end up getting selected in an IIT, the other kids are under immense pressure. Talking about pressure, my family has two (No I didn’t crack IIT, I’m not like Jeetendra Kumar who left her million paying job to pursue my passion), and I know how it feels.
So when TVF’s Kota Factory was airing on TVF Play, I decided to watch it, and that too with one of the IITians of the family. I’ll tell you something very honestly, it changed my entire perspective towards the students of this reputed institute.
The story of Vaibhav who goes from Itarsi to Kota, just to make his IIT dream a little more real. If you don’t know what Kota is, Kota is literally a factory where students from all across the country visit to make their Engineering and medical dreams come true.
Shot in a black and white mode, Kota Factory very nicely covers the harsh realities of the educational machinery of Rajasthan. The living standards, the competition, and the luring ways.
Jeetendra Kumar who acts as Jeetu Bhaiya in the movie is the perfect example of a teacher that every student needs. Like always, he has acted flawlessly. Vaibhav, the protagonist has perfectly played the part of a lost student who finds his way and gets used to the Kota life once his friends and Jeetu Bhaiya explain to him the 21-day rule.
The series has it all, comedy, emotions, a little bit of love, some drama and lots of takeaways. The 5 episode series is a short watch, but once you finish it, it will make you think twice and your respect for engineers will increase by manifold as while the end result looks like an easy one, the journey is tiring and may not always be a rosy one.
Kota Factory is a must-watch for everyone who has dreamed in their lives. If you still haven’t, you must not miss this TVF marvel.
Star cast: Mayur More as Vaibhav Pandey, Ranjan Raj as Balmukund Meena, Alam Khan as Uday Gupta, Jitendra Kumar as Jeetu Bhaiya, Ahsaas Channa as Shivangi Ranawat, Revathi Pillai as Vartika Ratawal, Urvi Singh as Meenal