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Sex, Drugs & Theatre: Web Series Review


Sex, Drugs & Theatre: Web Series Review

Cast: Suyash Zunjurke, Mitali Mayekar, Shalva Kinjawdekar, Adish Vaidya, Nayannah mukey, Abhishek Deshmukh, Mayuri Tilekar, Satyappa More, Dnyanratna Ahiwale, Sujay Dahake, Pravin Tarde, Sunil Barve, Jayesh Sanghvi, Ketan Visal.

Director: Sujay Dahake.

Language: Marathi.

Genre: Drama.

Channel: ZEE5.

Release Date: 5th March 2019.


Rohit Kolekar. A bright student who wants to make a change in the system with his writings and thoughts, but instead becomes a prey of the system and commits suicide. 6 months later, while his friends are still trying to recuperate from the loss, and the college management is trying to cover the issue, they are persuaded to perform a play in the prestigious theatre competition. What happens when the truths come spilling out from behind the stage, and the play becomes a portrayal of reality, than fiction?


  • Sex, Drugs & Theatre is an extremely thrilling, electrifying ride through politics and how it infiltrates the college life of a few innocent students, who inevitably become the victims of the system. It explores the age-old battle between caste, religion and humanity, and politics’ vital role in all of it.
  • A round of applause for the scriptwriters; the story/plotline of the series is outstanding. The thrilling drama grips you in from the opening sequence till the end, where the curtain drops.
  • Theatre has been the oldest form of entertainment, a base for many of actors and filmmakers, an art raw and pure in its form. Sex, Drugs & Theatre sheds light on the art form, its practices, from a regional point of view. Marathi theatre, particularly, was considered as the ‘Golden Age of Theatre’, and it’s good to see it on a new age platform of web entertainment.
  • It’s refreshing to see the regional content breaking the stereotypes and crossing the set boundaries- this web series is as bold, in-the-face, as it is beautiful and aesthetic. Sex, Drugs & Theatre uses all three aspects mentioned in the title appropriately, without any exaggeration.
  • There’s no main or lead character in this series, everybody, from the peon to the students performing as characters in the play, are equally prominent and have an essential role to play- and they have played it perfectly.
  • A V Prafullachandra deserves a special mention for the brilliant use of background music, from the title track- a blend of hypnotic modern beats and traditional theatre music- to the background score used for the sequences, it all adds up to the essence of the series.
  • The transition between the past and present scenes or from one scene to the next is done in a symbolic and seamless manner that takes your notice, in a good way.


  • Not a thing.

Bottom Line:

Sex, Drugs & Theatre is a masterpiece that weaves love, friendship and politics of a college life together, aesthetically. A definite must watch.


  • Sujay Dahake, a National Award-winning Director, the creator of Sex, Drugs & Theatre makes cameo appearances a few times in the series as Rohit Kolekar.
  • Sex, Drugs & Theatre was premiered on ZEE5 on the occasion of Marathi Rangbhoomi Divas (Marathi Theatre Day), that is, on 5th

Watch The Trailer Here:

Also Read: Zee5 Treats Viewers with 72 Originals & Special Subscription Offers in Lieu of 1st Anniversary


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Shraddha Raut

Dreamer- above all else; I like to read, sleep and overthink, in that order. You'll find me obsessing over Harry Potter, seas, moon, and window seats. If you are as fascinated by The God Of Small Things as me, we can be friends.

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  1. Swappy 10th June 2019

    Script was ok…. Acting was Horrible….. Or may be Direction was not good….. Please improve just don’t use actress for sex……


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