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Visual appeal: 3.5/5
Flesh Web-Series: Storyline
Some animals are born and some are made. The web series flash showing the dark world of human trafficking and prostitution business.
The action moves between Mumbai and Kolkata. In Mumbai, Zoya (Mahima Makwana), the 16-year-old daughter of Shekhar (Yudhishtir Urs) and Reba (Vidya Malvade), is abducted by a smooth-talking man she has recently met through Instagram.
Zoya is the latest victim of a trafficking ring led by Shuvo (Uday Tikekar) and managed by his nephew Niketan (Sayandeep Sensharma) and enforcer Taj (Akshay Oberoi).
The first two episodes of the Eros Now original series are a bit of a blur as director Danish Aslam goes about setting the stage and introducing the key characters before the nefarious activities and the crime-busting plans take over.
Flesh’ review: Swara Bhasker leads human trafficking saga
The Flesh’s story extends from Mumbai to Kolkata. The business of human smugglers runs between these two metros and many innocent lives are ruined.
The police stop a truck filled with ‘goods’ at a block and the officer peeks inside by opening a closed container. He then slaps the truckman because he is taking twice what he said, by paying less money.
This is the face of the police. The second face is that of Radha Nautiyal (Swara Bhaskar), Which is restless every moment.
Flesh Web Series Review: Solid thriller with an overdose of gratuitous violence
In a major screen-persona shift, Swara Bhasker sports khaki, talks tough and takes aim at the most reprehensible criminals one can imagine – pedophiles, rapists, and flesh traders on the prowl for vulnerable women and children.
The script etches out the character sharply enough for the audience to be invested in her fate at least at the do-or-die junctures of the occasionally harrowing story.
Watch or Not ??
It is a must-watch web -series.
Films and shows about exploitation frequently deploy exploitative scenes for their shock value. If the idea is to startle viewers out of their complacency, Flesh will qualify as a super-hit.