When we conceive of a family, we see a group made up of a father and his children. Over time, the definition, culture, and rituals of family are changing rapidly. There was a time when people lived in a united family. Apart from parents and children at home, grandparents, aunts and uncles used to live together. But now the nuclear family has become a trend. Everyone has become lonely because the family is single. Everyone is fighting the battle of his life for himself. No one has time to think about anyone. This is the reason why all family members are not together even though they are together. The web series ‘Masoom’ has come about a similar story of the family. Actors Boman Iran and Samara Tijori have made their digital debut through this web series that airs on the Disney Plus Hotstar OTT platforms.
Directed by Mihir Desai, the web series ‘Masoom’ is an adaptation of the Irish psychological thriller ‘Blood’. It stars Boman Irani, Samara Tijari, Manjari Phadnis, Veer Rajwant Singh, Upasana Singh, and Manurshi Chadha in the lead roles. The film has been created by Gurmeet Singh and the story has been written by Satkam Tripathi. The couple of Gurmeet Singh and Mihir Desai have made a cult webseries as ‘Mirzapur’. In such a situation, it was expected that the same kind of mystery and adventure would be seen in ‘Masoom’. But after watching the series, there is disappointment. Where ‘Mirzapur’ and where ‘Masoom’, no comparison can be made between the two series. The main reason for this is the weak story. It is not possible to make a great cinema without adjusting the script. The story itself helps more to engage the audience. Both things are missing here. The director hasn’t bothered too much either.
History of the Masoom web series
The story of the web series ‘Masoom’ revolves around Dr. Balraj Kapoor (Boman Irani) and his youngest daughter Sana (Samara Tijori). Dr. Kapoor has a complete family. He lives in a village in Punjab with his wife and his three children. There he runs his own nursing home. Sana gets a job in Delhi. The eldest daughter (Manjari Phadnis) starts working as a teacher in the same village. The son (Veer Rajwant Singh) helps his father with his work. One day, out of the blue, Dr. Kapoor’s wife, Gunwant (Upasana Singh), is paralyzed. She gets treatment, but she can’t get out of bed. Balraj is very tense with them. Meanwhile, Gunwant dies. It is said that he broke his nose when he fell out of bed, so he died from excessive bleeding. Sana arrives home from Delhi. She doesn’t find her mother’s death normal.
Sana suspects that her mother has been murdered or intentionally killed. She starts the investigation even before her mother’s funeral. When Dr. Kapoor finds out about this, she explains to him to let the funeral take place in peace, but Sana disagrees. She keeps questioning people. She even follows her father. She slowly begins to doubt her father. She also feels that her brothers also know the reason for her mother’s death, but they are lying to her about it. Meanwhile, such a revelation comes in front of her, after learning that she remains stunned. She finds out that her father is having an illicit relationship with a woman who works in a nursing home. After this, she makes sure that her mother has been killed. If Sana will reach the murderer of her mother, to find out, you will have to watch the web series.
Masoom web series review
It is said that if the hard work is done correctly on the fertile land, then the harvest is magnificent. As it happens with the cinema during the remakes and adaptations. These movies and web series are more likely to be hits. But sometimes, due to carelessness, trying to cultivate another soil in another soil is unsuccessful. For example, the creators of the web series ‘Innocent’ have been unsuccessful in trying to adapt another country’s film history in the Hindustani context. Web series creator Gurmeet Singh and director Mihir Desai haven’t been able to show as much effect this time. This six-episode web series manages to build excitement in the first episode, but falls apart as the story progresses. The family is not only pure, it can also have a dark reality. This message from the series is understandable, but the intention behind it is not understood. Background score is better. To show the beauty of the villages of Punjab, a lot of work should have been put into the cinematography of the web series.
When it comes to the acting of the actors, every cinematographer knows the talent of Boman Irani. He has done his best to handle the series, using 100 percent of his acting ability. In the character of Balraj Kapoor, he has lived peacefully as a doctor, father, husband and lover. Samara Tijori has worked very hard on the character of Sana. This is her debut series. Her father, Deepak Tijori, could not do much film work, but the daughter’s symptoms are showing good. If he keeps working hard like this, then he can become a long-race horse. Good to see Upasana Singh after a long time. Upasana, who plays the role of an aunt on comedian Kapil Sharma’s show, looks best in a comedy role. This is why Gunwant’s character doesn’t seem so comfortable. Another artist should have been chosen for the role of a sick and helpless wife. Overall, the ‘Masoom’ web series hasn’t lived up to expectations. It can be called a mid-range series. Check it out if you have nothing to do.
iChowk.in Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars