12 May 2014 | paglacholakha
Amazing for Indian standard, but needs some work done
To start it, let me be very clear here. I am a huge huge huuuuge fan of the original 24 series. It's the show that made me addicted to American seasons. I was super excited when I heard Anil Kapoor was remaking it for the Indian audience, and extremely happy that he pulled it off with style. Yes, 24 is a show India can be proud of. In the era of the same old crappy daily soaps, and reality TV every now and then, 24 was like a breath of fresh air. Anil Kapoor and his team got everything almost right, yes, I said ALMOST. There are a few things that I did not like. 1. First of all, I did not like the flash back. That is wastage of time. A narration would have been sufficient, or maybe a video of the past would have been more appropriate, but a flash back really spoils the real time feel. 2. They failed to manage the real time perfectly. Everyone may or may not notice it, but I, having seen the original, was kind of fussy about it. There were many occasions when the show pauses at a scene for a break, and then resumes from that very scene. Please note, in this format, time keeps moving even during the break. So, if the show pauses at say 11:45 AM and resumes at 11:50 AM, how is it possible that nothing happened in those 5 minutes, and the show restarted from exactly where it left off. Also, in the last episode, there was a time jump. We saw Anil enter the elevator, and maybe 1 or 2 seconds later, he was on the highway driving a car. How did he get there so fast. 3. The extras needs a little more training. The scene where Anil gets kidnapped by Ravindran's guys, there were a few commandos there as Anil's backup. The way they hopped around making unnecessary noise, that was one of the stupidest moments of the show. These commandos were supposed to be the best ATU had, and this is how they perform an operation. Come on.
But these are very minor mistakes which I am sure will be rectified in the future seasons. As for Anil Kapoor and team, thanks a lot. Can't wait for season 2.