Mind The Malhotras: Web Series Review
Cast: Mini Mathur, Cyrus Sahukar, Denzil Smith, Rahul Verma, Jason D’Souza, Sushmita Mukherjee, Nikki Sharma, Anandita Pagnis.
Director: Sahil Sangha, Ajay Bhuyan.
Genre: Comedy, Drama.
Channel: Amazon Prime Video.
Release Date: 7th June 2019.
Rishabh and Shefali Malhotra, a Punjabi couple with 3 kids, are spooked when almost all their close friends get divorced. Not wanting to go through the same, they both seek out a marriage counselor, Dr. Gulfam Rastogi. As their session progresses, we get a peek into the CRAZY family of the Malhotras, with all their quirks and perks, that strangely reminds you of your family.
- Mind The Malhotras is a situational comedy drama of the modern day family. The upper-middle class family of Malhotras is as similar and as different from ours, their weird bickering and the ordinary routine instantly making you feel a familiarity with the series.
- Crazy isn’t an appropriate enough word to describe the Malhotras. From Shefali’s outrageously hilarious solutions to Rishabh’s clueless behavior, they leave you shocked and gaping with their silly antics. From dealing with the pestering mother-in-law, the 3 growing children to their dull private and social life, Rishabh and Shefali row the boat of their family smoothly, despite the turbulent currents.
- Cyrus Sahukar and Mini Mathur play their respective characters, Rishabh and Shefali, in a flawless manner, making the performances feel natural. From the awkward small talks and role-plays to understanding and accepting each other’s flaws, they are the perfect in their imperfections. Denzil Smith’s presence as the counselor is entertaining and refreshing. He is not the stuffy psychologist, sitting there with a poker face. He is a human, baffled and surprised by the accounts of Malhotras lives just like us, and yet his professionalism shines through with the calm and composed way he carries himself.
- The recurring characters, from the kids, neighbors to the mother-in-law, everyone has their own distinctive, no matter how small, roles to play and they carry it forth with on-par justification.
- Sangha and Bhuyan have done an excellent job at creating a sitcom on Web that is familiar yet new. The lack of elaborate place setting, focusing on just the family and their home, makes Mind The Malhotras familiar, while the new-age concept makes it fresh and unprecedented.
- Mind The Malhotras falls under the witty comedy category. It won’t make you laugh out loud all the time, but it will keep a constant smile on your face at the sharp yet mundane humor that graces the Malhotras.
- Mind The Malhotras lacks the one quality Web Entertainment thrives on- binge worthiness. It’s a series that loses its charm when watched in one sitting. So to enjoy it, take it one episode at a time.
Mind The Malhotras is a sharp modern day family tale rolled in humor, drama and familiarity.
- Mind The Malhotras is an Indian adaptation of an Israeli show, La Famiglia.
- It marks Sahil Singha’s directorial debut on digital, while Ajay Bhuyan has directed a number of series such as Dice Media’s Little Things, Arre’s A.I.SHA: My Virtual Girlfriend, and a few episodes of ZEE5’s Parchhayee.
- The series marks Mini Mathur’s debut in the world of web series.
Watch The Trailer Here: