30 July 2011 | krrish_zone2000
''Dumdaar Badmaash Company''
Khotey Sikkey,is the best show to come out. It even brings down the 14 years old still-running C.I.D & the reason is crystal clear. It delivers what it promises that is entertaining and we all are aware that the banner doesn't shy away from making it's project and it's character a larger-than-life experience.
I will tell you the basic plot where these fascinating characters came into existence. Senior inspector Damodar Deshmukh played by Vikas Kumar, a head-strong, brutally honest cop finds it hard to difficult to solve the cases because of the high-level of obstacles the rich guys add in the path of investigation he can't get a line of why the rich people end up doing crimes on the top of it he doesn't have any access to money-making racket world so one fateful night 5 rich-spoilt brats are caught for committing crime & kept in the same jail. These 5 are :
Mohit Kishenchandani played by Hasan Zaidi arrested for drunk-driving and almost killing his girl-friend Tanya who gets comatose.
Hameer Rizvi played by Puru Chibber, a professional gambler
Uttara Bakshi played by Sukhmani Sadana,a model but isn't supported by her superstar brother to retain his good image....so she resorts to arson to get back to him.
Dilnaaz Shroff played by Dilkhush Reporter uses firearms illegally
Ayush Khetarpal played by Mark Parakh a genius and a professional hacker.
Damodar uses these kids to solve the case of mystery Joker with the condition of granting them bail if they help him out. and here starts the roller-coaster ride of solving urban crime in unorthodox manner and the transition of these 5 kids from rich brats to responsible-spirited loyal to DD, who eventually become their mentor.
First and foremost important golden rule of a thriller film or project is that it should be ''unpredictable'',it should have the ability to make it's viewer think and guess and that's where Khotey Sikkey turns works majorly. It turns the ordinary spectator viewers into participants, it challenges us to use our brain still it surprises with it's unraveling in the concluding part of every episode. Vikram Kapadia, screenplay writer respects the intelligence of the viewers and doesn't take the audience for granted his writing is original, meticulous and crisp and it's helmed perfectly by Jijy Philips and Siddharth Anand Kumar, the direction is taut and crazy yet it keeps you glued to small screen, throws us in the absorbing story itself. First few episodes is illustrated in establishment of the kids to solving crime and how gradually they make a comfortable friendship with each other. Barring two stories, rest are excellently executed. The best story for me was the Novel-inspired murder, College terror attack & CM Murder Conspiracy & also the child-trafficking one excels because it was shot in the real-location of Dharavi slums which is challenging in all aspects.
Much of the show's genius lies in the crackling dialogues by Ishita Moitra which are freshly written, youth-appealing and sometimes rustic, there are so many gems which are hard to pick. There are some share of hiccups, two episodes turned out to be disappointing. Both were executed well, no doubt the Kidnapping case falls short because the performance of main culprit Anita played by Tanu Vidyarthi was weak and failed to make an impression. Her expression and body language couldn't construct an interesting and shocking character as it was expected to be and the second was the Horse Murder case, which seemed to be out-of-place and it concluded in a very hurried manner keeping it's viewer completely flummoxed. Yet these nitpicking doesn't make much difference because Khotey Sikkey is such a delicious dish which needs to be relished more than once. The peppy Title track song is superbly composed by Julius Packiam and the background score complements the tense situation very well.
In the end, it's the characters that emerges as the real heroes, played magnificently by the ensemble cast...even the actors making an special appearance does a great job. HASAN ZAIDI is seen in a full-fledged role after small appearances in banner's two series and he takes full advantage of it by giving a electrifying performance, PURU CHIBBER has charming personality along with it, pitches into a fine performance his sizzling chemistry with Sukhmani is captured beautifully by his innocent flirt. MARK PARAKH surprises as Ayush, He doesn't bring any shade of his previous role in Mahi Way, he's confident and uninhibited. Both the girls SUKHMANI SADANA & DIL KHUSH REPORTER looks gorgeous in every frame, they not only give an Urbanized-instinctive performance but also radiate oomph factor to the show. These five people are indeed endearing. Nevertheless, it's VIKAS KUMAR, Who steals the show with his detailed and controlled performance as Senior Inspector Damodar Deshmukh. Another memorable character. He often reminds me of Morgan Freeman & Nana Patekar thanks to his acting skills & resembling looks respectively. Yet he's terrifically original...and seldom disappoints & most of the finest dialogues are said by him which he delivers perfectly with his volume of eyes alone. He's hugely complimented by ADHYAAY BAKSHI essaying the role of Patil. He's a delight to watch. Amongst the special appearances, NAVIN KAUSHIK, MEHERZAN MAZDA, MANISH CHAUDARY & MICKEY MAKHIJA makes a solid impact.
Overall Khotey Sikkey keeps you on your toes. But as we say, Good thing comes to an end so that It can come back soon as it has left a major impact on the youth which was the main criteria and as the show garnered a decent TRP's. chance are we keep our remote controls locked till season 2 doesn't arrive with a bang ,till then,we can enjoy the show again and again in You-tube. So it's two thumbs up for YRF's Khotey Sikkey, a high octane enthralling thriller.