Masoom Episode 1,2 Review: Boman Irani & Samara Tijori weave a psychological thriller that keeps you at edge

Masoom

Director: Mihir Desai 

Writer: Satyam Tripathy 

Cast: Boman Irani, Samara Tijori, Upasana Singh, Manjari Faddnis, Veer Rajwant Singh, Sarika Singh, Akashdeep Arora, Manu Rishi Chadha 

Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar 

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“Happy households are all alike; each sad household is sad in its personal means.” Leo Tolstoy quoted this common fact within the opening of his traditional Anna Karenina. Centuries later, this continues to be a central theme in numerous household dramas, crime, and psychological thrillers. Disney+ Hotstar’s latest providing Masoom is the brand new addition to this record. However, there’s one thing about Boman Irani and Samara Tijori’s web series that piques curiosity, and keeps the viewer at the edge of their seat. 

Masoom is a six-episode web series revolving around the lives of the Kapoors – a well-off household within the village of Falauli, Punjab. The tragic demise of Mrs. Balwant Kapoor (Upasana Singh), spouse of Dr. Balraj Kapoor (Boman Irani), units in motion a thrilling journey, at the center of which lies deep-buried household secrets and techniques of the previous. Her mom’s demise is what brings Sana Kapoor (Samara Tijori) again dwelling to her overbearing father, two elder siblings Sanjana (Manjari Faddnis) and Sanjeev (Veer Rajwant Singh), and a number of other disagreeable and hidden truths lurking throughout the 4 partitions of her home. 

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Based on my viewing of the primary two episodes of the series, I’ll say this: Masoom is certainly intriguing. Writer Satyam Tripathy and director Mihir Desai’s world of the Kapoors will lure you in, and provide you little treats alongside the best way, so that you keep till the tip. It’s a sensible inventive selection, to start with one thing as ominous because the demise of a mom, who you know, was the glue between the 4 members of the family left behind. How they recuperate with this loss, or do they at all, turns into the plot of the series. 

Tripathy’s craft, I imagine, shines within the formation of his characters, particularly the dynamics of the father-daughter relationship, and between the three siblings. Sana’s perception that Dr. Kapoor had one thing to do with the demise of her mom jogs my memory of Hamlet: the return of a youngster to avenge the demise of a guardian. Irani and Tijori fantastically deliver out this tensed equation between their characters. Sana, who’s distrustful of her father, is satisfied that he’s chargeable for the demise of her bed-ridden mom. As she follows a few trails, her ft sink deeper and deeper into the quicksand of twisted discoveries. 

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Coming to the siblings, there may be a unique tone for every of them that units them aside from one another. Sanjana is certainly the obedient elder daughter, the one to defend her father in his absence. Manjari’s deep-set eyes replicate loyalty and fear at the identical time. Her efficiency showcases her strengths as an actor, making me imagine in her potential. Sanjeev, as the center youngster, is somebody who’s trapped, in his personal world, together with his personal truths. He seeks dependence, love, and acceptance of his vulnerability: one thing that may be dismissed as weak point. Rajwant ought to be recommended for his transformation, which is obvious. His body is smaller, his stroll not sure, and his gaze principally nervous. 

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Sana because the youngest of all of them, is distant however not without a contact of rise up. Her seek for fact stems from her must be trusted as a substitute of being dismissed. She is at the centre of this maze, and it’s by way of her discoveries that the viewers may be guided again to the place all of it started, or, ended. Samara delivers a promising efficiency and she or he makes you root for her character. 

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Boman Irani’s OTT debut was lengthy coming and it occurred with Masoom. The actor dives deeper into a darker and extra sophisticated character who’s the patriarch of the household. He should shield the secrets and techniques, come what could. He makes you imagine that he has a lot of grey in him, and is able to churning out harmful penalties for those he believes deserves them. In this sense, Boman turns into a scary physician, with excessive ambitions, ready to contest the elections. 

Masoom is just not at all, ‘masoom’. In reality, it’s the tip of the identical, and that is established quickly within the series, with a tune that asks listeners to replicate inside for the reality. What could be attention-grabbing and intriguing to search out out within the remaining 4 episodes is the place did the innocence disappear? A household of 5, in spite of everything, could be Pandora’s field of secrets and techniques, lies, ache, and betrayal. 

Watch Masoom from seventeenth of June, on Disney+ Hotstar. 

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