Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release Date: 15th January 2021
Director: Ali Abbas Zafar
Production: Offside Entertainment
IMDb Rating: 3.3/10
Google Rating: 3.8/10
Amazon Prime Video is successful in India because of its large collection of Hindi suspense thrillers which follows a specific layout. If we see some recent web series of Amazon Prime Video, its Mirzapur, The Family Man, Paatal Lok, Inside Edge, Undone, Breathe, and its most recent release Tandav, the OTT goliath depends generally on set pieces. Overall it is not bad as these shows have generally been engaging and know some things about their expected viewers.
Tandav, made by Ali Abbas Zafar and featured by Saif Ali Khan, is a newly released noisemaker in the Hindi OTT space and certainly puts on a big show, and en route, gives the audience adequate reasons about how Bollywood considers a to be web series as a 9 episodes expansion of an average film instead of a different document.
Ali Abbas Zafar who has created some big movies like Gunday, Tiger Zinda Hai additionally adds his touch to the creation, and thus, the turns-loaded story continues to move goal lines.
Tandav endeavors to address some political controversial issues and additionally alarming features that have exuded from Delhi lately. The movie tries to show the conflicts between Shiva’s optimism and Samar’s negativity is pitched as a showdown among Left and Anti-extremist Governmental issues.
Shiva’s school, unmistakably try to portray Jawaharlal Nehru University and showed that the police want to portray students as the anti-nationals. The singling out of Muslim students is another endeavor to give a contemporary facade to a long-in-the-tooth power get. The students are not psychological extremists, but rather they are unquestionably advantageous dolls of politics. Shiva (Zeeshan Ayyub) wide-looked at ways that may provide genuine JNU student pioneers the opportunity to stop and think for thought. The progressive conclusion is decreased to the verses of a famous Hindi movie melody.
Some ‘Aazaadi’ slogans are also been heard in the background in some scenes. However, the director of the series totally did its best to attract controversies as Shiva was seen doing drama as Hindu’s god Shankar and also using abuse, not just this there are many scenes which are really controversial.
The farmer’s rally to Aazaadi (freedom) drones in the “VNU college”, close appraisal of students races and police work, the danger of dictatorship and dim arrangements struck is praiseworthy yet here and there exaggerating the case just leaves the story debilitated.
On the other hand, some projecting decisions are suspect. Sarah Jane Dias, Shonali Nagrani with their single tone casting and not a hair strange watches stick out like sore thumbs and Ali Abbas Zafar’s consummately made world appears to be excessively cleaned for the crude, greedy force hungry games that are being played out.
The main mantra in this series or what we can say in politics is that “No relationship is important in politics there are only two important things which are power and chair”.
The whole premise of the show lies in this, where everybody defames each other for the love of Power and Chair. The ninth episode has wind and turns unfurling toward the end of each part making you watch. There is a nice performance by Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, and Gauhar Khan. The show is taken by Sunil Grover who is found in a crude, fantastic job absolutely inverse to his picture of a comedian.
In this manner, a Gaurav Solanki, can pen down a crappy storyline with ginormous loopholes, cliché allusions, positively no cognizance, and still consider it a political thrill ride.
While too much is stuffed into the first 5 episodes, the commonality of the bend and consistency in the story at last guarantee that the delights gradually wane. Slo-mo shots of Samar Pratap Singh and his family feline strolling down the force passageways to downline music with a put grin doesn’t improve the situation.
Saif Ali Khan as Tej Pratap Singh
Sunil Grover as Gurpal Chauhan
Dimple Kapadia as Anuradha Kishore
Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub as Shiva Shekar
Kritika Kamra as Sana Mir
Gauhar Khan as Maithili Sharan
Sarah Jane Dias as Ayesha Pratap Singh
Bhavna Chaudhary as Preeti Singh
Tasneem Khan as Disha Kapoor
Kritika Avasthi as Richa Avasthi
Kunal Gupta as Sandeep Mahajan
Niharika Kundu as Simran Ahuja
Vikhyat Gulati as Roshan Thakur
Bhoomika Meena as Sneha Bhardawaj
Dino Morea as Prof. Jigar Sampanth
Indra Mohan Singh as Rahul Singh
Gaurav Parajuli as Chetan Kranti
Jatin Sharma as Sumit Dahiya
Shandhya Mridul as Prof. Sandhya Nigam
Sonali Nagrani as Aditi Mishra
Anup Soni as Kailash Kumar
Index of Tandav (All Episodes)
There are a total of 9 episodes on Amazon Prime Video’s Tandav. Henceforth fans can watch the show Amazon Prime Video. Here is an overview of the Tandav episode’s rundown.
Episode 1: Tanashah
There is a protest in Malakpur, Greater Noida regarding farmer’s rights. At Devki Niwas, Jan Lok Dal (JLD) party members are cheering for Prime Minister Devki Nandan and his son, Samar Pratap Singh before the election results are out. On the other hand in another part of Delhi, at Vivekananda National University (VNU) we get introduced to our lead student characters of the show.
Duration: 38 minutes
Episode 2: Aazaadi
Samar calls his best friend named Ajay Ahluwalia at National News Network for encouraging him out with something. Breaking News gets out all over the city with everybody awakening to stunning news. At the VNU Dhaba, the students acquire a legal counselor to assist them with their case. Then Protest erupts in Alwar against a senior head of the JLD. Shiva Shekhar, a student leader of VNU takes the assistance of the ranchers at Malakpur and shoots a viral video about the conflicts which later circulates around the internet.
Duration: 39 minutes
Episode 3: Chandragupta
Anuradha’s secretary, Maithili Sharan, gets a call from an obscure number and the man extorts her with vital information. Gurpal Chauhan, who is Samar’s right-hand man sends his IT cell fellow, Sharat to the doctor’s homes to keep an eye on them. Professor Jigar Sampath and Professor Sandhya Nigam are nearly a separation. Farmers from Malakpur show up at VNU to help Shiva Shekhar’s protest.
Duration: 29 minutes
Episode 4: Left Se Right
Mahant Kunj Police Station officer Narendra Jhakar assumes control over the VNU student’s case and causes them out. Anchor Garima Deswal welcomes Shiva Shekhar (Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub) for a TV debate at the National News Network where he meets Aditi Mishra, another person from the JLD (Jan Lok Dal). The farmer unions from Malakpur show up at VNU again to express gratitude toward Shiva as the public authority puts a stay order on any work occurring on their University property.
Duration: 37 minutes
Episode 5: Jeevan Aur Mrityu
Political campaigning crusading goes on in VNU with all crowd and party members competing for votes. The SAI members look for their missing friend at the college and later arrive at Mahant Kunj Police Station to lodge a complaint. Party portfolios get appropriated among the different JLD supporters.
Duration: 36 minutes
Episode 6: Babool Ka Ped
The main member from SAI pulls out their assignment, while a mysterious Caller calls Garima to give her significant information. Garima examines Ajay regarding the issue. Samar Pratap Singh shows up at VNU to give a lecture to help and stand close by the students.
Duration: 37 minutes
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Episode 7: Dhappa
Gurpal Chauhan meets his source Chhote Lal at the Indian International Center of Medical Science (IICMS). Lal conveys significant information. Gurpal Chauhan watches the CCTV recordings of IICMS and spots something valuable. Sana Mir and Shiva Shekhar demand Samar Pratap Singh to have a legitimate CBI investigation of the case. Shiva arrives at Samar’s home to meet him, Maithili looks for the Anonymous Caller but finds another person else instead.
Duration: 30 minutes
Episode 8: Tandav
News Reporters line up outside Home Minister Kailash Kumar’s home and Sandhya gives him significant news. VNU students demand the election officials postpone the election. Shiva Shekhar gives a speech and makes an important declaration at the Vivekananda Statue.
Duration: 29 minutes
Episode 9: Khel
It is Election day at VNU and all the students vote in favor of their favored official up-and-comer. An SAI supporter gets admitted to the emergency clinic where other members came to meet him. Misfortune strikes Anuradha Kishore as all news channels report about her.
Duration: 27 minutes
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The issue with Bollywood is that it thinks political issues about this nation actually runs as they did in the twentieth century. Their entire comprehension of the idea comes from a couple of Twitter accounts, fake news sharing, and different quirks from Bollywood itself, casing of reference, maybe.
The web series is not recommended by us but for fictional purposes, you may watch it. The Tandav web series is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
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