Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Sunil Grover, Kumud Mishra, Zeeshan Ayyub
Creator: Ali Abbas Zafar
Blame it on the profitable Amazon Prime Video mannequin in India that almost all of their Hindi thrillers comply with a sure template. Be it Mirzapur, Inside Edge, Breathe, Paatal Lok or its newest outing Tandav, the streaming big depends totally on set items. But it’s not a foul factor as these exhibits have largely been entertaining and know a factor or two about their potential audiences.
Tandav, created by Ali Abbas Zafar and headlined by Saif Ali Khan, is the newest noisemaker in the Hindi OTT area and positively performs to the gallery, and alongside the method, provides the viewers ample hints about how Bollywood sees an online sequence as a 9-episode extension of a typical movie slightly than a separate entity. Zafar (Gunday, Tiger Zinda Hai) additionally provides his contact to the manufacturing, and consequently, the twists-laden narrative retains shifting goalposts.
Though the makers may have chosen a much less stereotyped title than Samar Pratap Singh (Khan) for his or her anchor, a conniving but susceptible scion of India’s strongest political household, they offer the actor a pleasant arc to work with. Some might discover similarities between Tandav and Prakash Jha’s Raajneeti, however to be trustworthy, mainstream Hindi filmmaking has hardly proven any will to make smart and critical political drama until date.
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Tigmanshu Dhulia performs Khan’s father a la Wasseypur fashion however the new JP Singh is healthier carved out. Then there are different gamers like political rivals—Dimple Kapadia and Kumud Mishra—revolutionary college students—Zeeshan Ayyub and Kritika Kamra—and a henchman—Sunil Grover in an image-changing function.
There are some methods and treats and the way Samar battles at many fronts additionally contribute generously to the dance of fury.
Written by Gaurav Solanki (Article 15) and Zafar, Tandav owes massively from the notion that you’ve to be soiled and considerably felony to achieve success in electoral politics, so we maintain assembly corrupt leaders, trigger-happy cops and derailed media bosses. It might not look good in precept nevertheless it spices up proceedings fairly a bit, and thanks to the overdose of blood and gore OTTs are filling us with, Tandav seems acquainted and tolerable, meaningless although. But who cares until it’s shiny and everybody’s cheeks are trembling with anger and concern. Am I lacking Hrithik Roshan right here!
To me, Khan appears extra real each time he performs destructive characters. Maybe he ought to do extra of such roles. Not calling it villainous as a result of it’s not completely black in the first 5 episodes that had been supplied for the evaluation function. He is aware of his territory and is constantly evolving as an actor. Isn’t he experimenting greater than his contemporaries recently?
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Dimple Kapadia is sweet regardless of hamming however the identical can’t be stated about Kumud Mishra. I want I hadn’t seen Ram Singh Charlie and Thappad earlier than his compelled laughter in Tandav.
The present might choose up in later episodes however first 5 show all the trappings of a ‘masala’ Bollywood manufacturing with completely nothing to ponder about as soon as it’s over. Before you tag me pretentious, I’d reiterate that Tandav is entertaining, supplied you’ve got a excessive urge for food for projected punchlines and audacious behaviour.