Two Indian families in London turn into sworn enemies. Two friends are sucked into the vortex of the resultant violence. And two pairs of lovers struggle to find their way forward amid a bitter feud triggered by long-suppressed trauma.
Taish Review : Watch It or Not?
If you ever watched Bejoy Nambiar’s Shaitan (2011), it’s quite likely that your most vivid memory from the film is the ‘bulletproof mattress’ sequence. Rajeev Khandelwal’s cop braves heavy fire from goons in a dingy hostel as the camera swims over the ceiling and under the cot.
Cast: Harshvardhan Rane, Pulkit Samrat, Jim Sarbh, Kriti Kharbanda, Sanjeeda Sheikh, Abhimanyu Singh, Amit Sandh, Zoa Morani, Neha Sharma, Ankur Rathee
Director: Bejoy Nambiar
Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)
Taish is schedule to release on ZEE5 as a feature film and as a six-episode series simultaneously.
Zee 5 is coming with a multi-star series named Taish. The 6 episode series is directed by Bejoy Nambiar and will star well-known actors including Kriti Kharbanda, Pulkit Samrat, Jim Sarbh, and Harshvardhan Rane.
In Depth Analysis
The performances by all are satisfactory, with Jim, as is expected of him by now, emerging as the brightest star. Harshvardhan plays Pali as the brooding, tortured soul while Pulkit manages what he could with a character as annoyingly prone to provocation as Sunny.
But Jim, being the only voice of reason, brings a much needed freshness and respite in the hot winds of anger and violence. Not just in calm, he also delivers in moments of trauma and hurt with convincing emotions.
All the three principal male actors – Harshvardhan Rane, Jim Sarbh and Pulkit Samrat – are key players in the climactic moments of Taish and the screenplay (Anjali Nair, Kartik R. Iyer, Bejoy Nambiar and Nicola Louise Taylor) ensures that the conflicting motivations that drive the trio do not feel wholly unconvincing.
The Corona transition period has given many sorrows to Hindi cinema, but during this period, some such things have also happened which will be recorded as history in cinema in the coming days. Writer-director Bejoy Nambiar has written a unique chapter in this history in his new film Taish.