The Investigation: Web Series Review
Cast: Hiten Tejwani, Leena Jumani, Prakash Ramchandani, Aryamann Seth.
Director: Nitesh Singh.
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller.
Channel: Eros Now.
Release Date: 6 January 2019.
Synopsis: The Investigation is an intense thriller Eros Now Quickie web series that revolves around an about-to-be-divorced Vishal Gaikwad, who works as an ACP Officer at Mumbai Crime Branch, and is handed a murder mystery to solve – a case that will change his life forever.
- Hiten Tejwani nails it with his performance as ACP Vishal throughout the story. He does a pretty good job shedding his soft and romantic image from TV and fit in the role which has darker shades to it. The supporting actors have done a satisfactory job as well.
- The web series also shed light on the corrupt nature of some of the police officers – their dealings with criminals, false cases, their treatment towards the economically backward and lower classes, deception, involvement in a crime, and also, the inertia and indifference amongst officers.
- The series sets you up for a rollercoaster ride. The writers have cleverly connected the seemingly unconnected subplots in a pretty interesting manner.
- The storyline will make you realize who the murderer is in the initial episodes, and then, as the story progresses and the narrative keeps shifting, make you doubt if he really is the killer. The twists and turns will keep you hooked to the series.
- The characters are not uni-dimensional and have layers to their personalities. It’s not an easy task to add depth, backstories, as well as subplots, given the short duration of the episodes but ‘The Investigation’ has it all.
- The editing and the final presentation is where it lacks. It’s not smooth and to add intensity to the scenes, several camera effects are added. It really disrupts the scene and does not really add any intensity.
- Another problem is the constant repetition of scenes that come from a character’s memory. It’s not really required to hammer the scene again and again, and they can be efficiently shown once or twice and can still have the same effect.
The Investigation has a great acting, gripping storyline, interesting subplots, but the presentation could’ve been better. It deserves a watch, nevertheless.
- The Investigation is Eros Now’s third short-form web series under its new segment, Eros Now Quickie. The first two were Date Gone Wrong and Paisa Fek Tamasha Dekh.
- Hiten Tejwani has been a part of TV shows like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Chotti Bahu, Pavitra Rishta, Kya Huaa Tera Vaada, Gangaa, etc.
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