18 June 2016 | samriddhsingh
Finding an Apple in a bag full of Oranges..!
Two seasons and two different reasons to watch this cocktail of masterpiece and absurdity.
Why a Masterpiece..!
Firstly because its an unprecedented effort to bring a quality web series to the Indian youths who were bored, exhausted and irritated with clichés of ekta kapoor and MTV stuffs. The Tvf have some of the rare and exceptional original-creatives such as Arunabh Kumar,Biswapati Sarkar,Nidhi Bisht and Sumeet Vyas,thus the creative mix brought by them and their actors are often of an assured quality.The act portrayed by Nidhi Singh as Tanya and Sumeet Vyas as Mikesh is both new and in melody with each other..in short brilliant.The character of lleo and purshottam brings an off charts humor and originality to the show. The twists,pause,camera angle and subtle humour are among the best we have seen till date in India.So till here you guys rock..
When it gets Absurd..?
Well somewhere around the 2nd episode of Season 2..the moment Darshan Jariwala and Manu Rishi Chadha comes to the main plot,their presence in the screen is a waste.The similarity of the plot with 'Bang Baaja Baraat' and the question who inspired whom with commonality of Sumeet vyas is confusing to the viewers.Though 'the dinner'(episode 4) was a good plot pause but episode 5 was irrelevant to the continuity and brings a lot which could be avoided to bring the awesomeness of Asrani ji's character at last.The adequate pace in which Mikesh's character developed in season 1 is not followed in season 2,which is disappointing. Season 1 of PR was a balanced symphony of creativity,story flow, risk taking and new character introductions, which gets a bit clumsy in season 2.
In the End..
Permanent Roommates is one of the best and most sincere efforts brought by few of the finest young talents in India today..A must watch for the desi youths..You will find a lot to bond in here and will adore the way protagonists explore their life ahead..