Bandish Bandits is out and it is streaming on Amazon Prime Video. We were waiting for it and now you can feast your eyes upon the content. After all, it belongs to a different genre completely.
The web series has a magnificent star ensemble of Naseeruddin Shah, Atul Kulkarni, Kunal Roy Kapur, Sheeba Chaddha and Rajesh Tailang. So one thing is assured, even if the storyline does falter, then this cast is powerful enough to keep the audience in their seat and not let the excitement fizz away.
These times rarely do you get a guarantee. Here you are certain about the entertainment bit.
The lead pair of Ritwik Bhowmik and Shreya Chaudhry is also a seasoned one. Ritwik has been magnificent in Dhuusar while Shreya has impressed us in Dear Maya. So, this is also safe.
What emerges out of the story is a festival of sorts, a roller coaster ride with intense potpourri of feelings and soulfulness coming to life all along a musical sojourn.
The story revolves around a conservative yet rebellious Radhe, a classical performer, and an uninhibited and spontaneous popstar Tamanna. The entire series has a footing of their budding romance which begins when they collaborate professionally.
Naturally, being at odds with each other with abilities that are in inverse, both the character progress as an antithesis of each other resulting in multiple conflicts that arise from their union. It is also a story of self-discovery.
Directed by Anand Tiwari who had previously worked his magic on Love Per Square Foot and produced by Amritpal Singh Bindra from the YRF stable, the heavily nuanced performance of senior actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Atul Kulkarni and Sheeba Chaddha, there is enough drama onscreen. If you fall short of popcorn, don’t blame the makers of the series.
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy provide a musical extravaganza which is the backbone of Bandish Bandits. They have also marked their digital debut with the series.