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3 Urbanasian Rating

Feature Name: Adhura
Cast: Ishwak Singh, Rasika Dugal, Shrenik Arora, Poojan Chhabra, Arjun Deswal
Directed By: Ananya Banerjee and Gauravv K. Chawla
OTT: Amazon Prime Video
Runtime: 7 episodes (45 Minutes each)

Adura is a tale about a renowned Ooty school organising a reunion for its 2007 graduating class. After 15 years, students are going to return to their old school. As the reunion date draws near, strange things start to happen, and it soon becomes clear that a ghost is out there looking for retribution. The show is the end result of everything.

Photo courtesy Google team
Photo courtesy Google team

Adhura attempts to balance a dual universe according to Anand Jain’s concept, which was developed alongside Ananya Banerjee and Gauravv K. Chawla. One is a ghost who is seeking revenge for the injustice done to him after his death, while the other involves teenagers who are the victims of bullying that leaves them scarred for life. The intention of this presentation and the fact that it is somewhat replicated in the visual translation are its positive aspects.

The finest part of Adhura is the flashback, which contains all of the action and is a thriller with a whodunit and a parallel inquiry. The way the twists and turns come around, some of them do land nicely, makes it quite intriguing to watch. But you can’t really do anything since the model they use is so abused. When Adhura reaches the destination it sets out for, it begins travelling down a route that has been travelled many times before.

Photo courtesy Google team

Photo courtesy Google team

On the performance front, Rasika Dugal is a performer who almost never fails, and she has plenty of freedom to express her feelings in this role. Although her plot merited a far deeper exploration than the superficial treatment she receives, she still manages to look beyond what is depicted on film, which is a feat for an actress.

Ishwak Singh is skilled at portraying composed and collected people. Thus, this can’t have been a difficult role for him. Poojan Chhabra is a skilled actor who does a wonderful job of evoking emotions. Shrenik Arora, too does his part truthfully. Everyone receives a single-tone role to perform, rest.

Adhura is a show that could have made sense years ago when we had no exposure to the genre. So for the attempt at such a haunting thriller, we give the show three stars for its great efforts!

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