Side Hero Web Series Review
Cast: Kunal Roy Kapur, Gauhar Khan, Tilotama Shome, Konkana Sen Sharma, Arjun Kanungo, Shakti Kapoor, Gopal Dutt.
Director: Rohan Sippy.
Channel: Eros Now.
Release Date: 24th September, 2018.
Eros Now’s first original series ‘Side Hero’ focuses on Kunal Kapur, a struggling supporting actor, trying to find his footing in the Hindi film industry aka Bollywood. In his quest to get “the big break”, Kapur encounters various facets of the industry in a satiric way.
- Despite covering issues like nepotism and total failure of the character, the series maintains its humor quotient perfectly throughout the 8 episodes.
- It merges reality and fiction appropriately- being enlightening rather than preachy, critical or somber.
- Kunal is the focal point of the show, and he doesn’t disappoint. Throughout the series, with his unsuccessful marriage as well as career, he grips the attention with his unparalleled ability to be funny, gaining empathy of the viewers and rescuing it from being a sob story.
- Gopal Dutt slays in his supporting role, cracking up the audience with his sense of humor.
- The cameo appearances blend pretty well with the main character, avoiding either too much or too less exposure.
- Aside from some scenes that seem to be dragging a little too long, there’s no other boring or negative aspect to the series.
A humorous, entertaining peek in an actor’s reality.
- Kunal Kapur has played as supporting actor in movies like Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, Nautanki Saala and Delhi Belly.
- Gopal Dutt has been actively involved in TVF for a long time.
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