Love, Lust and Confusion : Web Series Review
Cast: Rajat Barmecha, Tara Alisha Berry, Meiyang Chang, Gaurav Chopra
Director: Victor Mukherjee
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Language: English, Hindi
Release Date: 17 March 2018
Synopsis: Love, Lust and Confusion is a comedy of errors and a coming of age story – with a gamut of confusions and perplexities, love and desires, choices and dilemmas mixed with an ensemble of lovable characters who depict today’s confused selves of the millennials. Revolving around the life of a young girl Poroma Sarkar, Love Lust and Confusion is the perfect depiction of the age of indecisiveness, the age of physical exploration and the age of confusion. The show also explores the element of polyamory and depicts the perspective of youngsters towards it.
- The lead actors look natural in their parts and suit their characters perfectly. The supporting characters too, don’t seem unnecessary and each of them adds their unique element to the story. Rajat Barmecha shines the most as the vulnerable drummer with a heart of gold.
- The punches are not forced and the dialogues are witty. The series is replete with situational humor peppered with some interesting twists and turns.
- The lovemaking scenes are shot aesthetically and are not cringe-worthy like a lot of other content on the web space currently.
- The background score and the aesthetics of the show are worth a mention. While the music impresses, all the actors are styled impeccably and the set design is modern and has a lived-in appeal.
- The content is fresh and unlike what you’ve seen before: a girl set out on a series of adventures before getting hitched and filling her diary with memorable experiences to hold on to. Each episode is a breath of fresh air.
- The ‘adventures before getting hitched’ part is exactly where the narrative falters in explaining what exactly does this girl want!!? There are instances where you want to slap the daylights out of her and then there are times when you wonder how on earth does sleeping with your subjects account for intimate and well-written articles on them!? Yes, a lot of loopholes in the narrative
- Terming promiscuity and bed-hopping, as ‘confusion’ or ‘journey filled with adventures’ is downright absurd. We should have rather used ‘Casual sex’ as the genre for this web series since with every new episode; there is a new guy Poroma sleeps with, for no apparent reason. If this isn’t the gross mal-use of creative liberty given to the web-space, we don’t know what is! Sex is not the only thing that sells, there’s a thing called as good script too, that’s just as satisfying to watch.
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