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Banned – Web Series Review


Cast: Paresh Pahuja, Deepak Kalra, Sahil Anand, Syed Zeeshan Qadri, Sheetal Thakur, Shivani Joshi.
Director: Ashish Shukla.
Language: Hindi.
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Music.
Channel: Viu India.
Release Date: 24th August, 2018.

Synopsis: Banned is a comedy drama revolving around four friends, who are a part of their band, called ‘Swag Busters’. The band members get arrested and jailed due to their latest song deemed to be anti-national and seditious. What follows is an exciting journey filled with energetic and youth centric music, as these musicians have to survive prison and re-establish their image in their way to get released from prison.


  • Without wasting any time, the show jumps right into action with the performance of the controversial song which lands up these four band members in prison.
  • ‘Banned’ has highly energetic performances, the level of which is maintained throughout. Never in the story do you feel that it has faltered.
  • The series maintains a proper balance between the fun-filled parts like the music and the comedy, and the emotional scenes. It does not get boring or bland at any point.
  • The Jokes and the one-liners in the show are mostly on-point and absolutely hilarious.
  • The actors have performed their roles extremely well. However, it is the music composers and singers that deserve a bigger applause, for they are the soul of the series.


  • The constant back and forth between the Past and the Present can get a little annoying, especially when the transition is done only for a few seconds.
  • Although not a common occurrence, there are certain scenes where the jokes are dragged longer than required.

Bottom Line:

Youth-centric show with great music and entertaining storyline.


  • Paresh Pahuja, the actor who plays the character of Sangeet, also starred alongside Salman Khan in the film ‘Tiger Zinda Hai.’
  • Other than Banned, actor Sahil Anand will also be seen in the upcoming TV series, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, a reboot of the original 2001 show.

Have a Look At The Trailer :–


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