Brochara: Web Series Review
Dice Media (YouTube).
Director: Simarpreet Singh.
Genre: Drama, Comedy.
Release Date: 5th December 2019.
Platform: Dice Media (YouTube).
“Bros only care about three things – dil, thrill, and chill. Brochara brings to you four best friends coming together to bond over the same good ole’ three. Should you give it a watch? Here’s what we think.”
Brochara revolves around the lives of four best friends – Dhiren, Pranay, Kannan, and Shivashish – as they navigate through troubles at work, problems in relationships, and other issues that plague their lives, bonding and supporting each other in hilarious ways.
While a lot of shows focus on women-centric storylines and how women bond over work, love, and life, there was a lacuna on the digital space of content that explored men and their bonding with friends. Brochara aims to fill that gap. Albeit not novel in its approach, the concept is definitely interesting.
The series maintains a fine balance between emotions and comedy – without going overboard with either. The storyline finds its pieces and sources from incidents that can happen to anyone in life, which makes the scenes, characters, and plots more grounded in reality.
The four friends have a good overarching chemistry with each other and the banter is quite fun to watch. Every episode presents a new challenge or issue for them which keeps the story fresh and relatable.
The entire thing falls apart like a house of cards. While the storyline gives you something fresh with every episode, there is nothing that adds depth to the plot. There’s nothing remarkable with the show, and feels like a recycled run-of-the-mill comedy drama.
There’s no chemistry between individual characters, just an overarching one in the group. The characters lack the layers and seem to be shallowly typified and created based on mere adjectives without any further development in their persona.
The overall plot is very weakly linked between episodes. It feels more like an episodic show revolving around men and their friendship from a basic storyline perspective, without actually getting into the nitty-gritty, the depth, or the bonding and attachment, etc. Yes, there is friendship, there’s no essence of it visible though.
The writing is such that you cannot really get comfortable with the characters. It fails to live up to the mark of other popular Dice Media shows in terms of character development as well as storyline.
Despite having a star cast that includes names like Dhruv Sehgal, Amey Wagh, and others, including an absurd cameo from Mithila Palkar, the show somehow manages to keep the actors away from giving impressive performances. It all feels very over-the-top and excessive.
Brochara fails to live up the mark of other Dice Media web series.
Amey Wagh is a popular Marathi actor known for his work in films like Popat, Shutter, Muramba, Faster Fene, Girlfriend, among others. He was also a part of web series such as Boygiri and Sacred Games Season 2.
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