Courtroom drama has always been a huge hit topic for Bollywood. Most of the movies or web series based on it have been successful. Its greatest characteristic is that its theme is related to the common man. Often when there is a fight between two people, we are heard to say, “I’ll see you in court.” This sentence is definitely threatening, but at the same time it also reveals people’s faith in the court and the judicial system. When a person is compelled from all sides, in every way, then he goes to court for justice. By the way, no one wants to be caught up in legal trouble any time soon. For the common man, the court proceedings, the rampage of the lawyers and the hammers of the judges are like a nightmare, but when the same court takes place on the big screen, the audience is thrilled. They feel that they are involved in this whole process.
The web series ‘Guilty Minds’ streaming on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video is based on the courtroom drama. In this web series directed by Shefali Bhushan, actors like Shriya Pilgaonkar, Varun Mitra, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Sugandha Garg, Namrata Sheth, Satish Kaushik, Shakti Kapoor, Benjamin Gilani and Girish Kulkarni have major roles. The series consists of 10 episodes of 50-50 minutes each, which can be considered good considering the seriousness of the subject, but it depends more on the story and the performance of the actors. The two law firms Khanna & Associates and For the People Associates remain in each episode of this web series, but the case varies from episode to episode, which manages to diversify the story. Such as casting couch issues, video game addiction, test tube baby fraud, and cheating via dating apps have all been raised from a legal angle.
History of the Guilty Minds web series
The story of the web series ‘Guilty Minds’ revolves around two Delhi-based law firms, Khanna & Associates and For the People Associates. In this, Khanna Associates is a reputable law firm. Its head is LN Khanna (Kulbhushan Kharbanda). He has four juniors, but he does the work for his company through Deepak Rana (Varun Mitra). The lamp is bright. He handles many important cases through his skills. Because of his talent at his court, he also wins. This builds Khanna’s faith in him.
Khanna’s firm does not handle rape cases for 15 years, but takes on a high-profile rape case on Deepak’s advice. In this case, a director has been accused of raping his actress. Director Khanna tells the firm to fight her case. On the other hand, the case of the actress for associated persons is dealt with by Kashaf Kaij i.e. Shriya Pilgaonkar and her partner Vandana i.e. Sugandha. In this rape case, Kashaf and Deepak face each other in court. To find out what happens next, you’ll have to watch the web series.
Guilty Minds Web Series Review
Most of the movie and web series courtroom dramas focus on the debate between the lawyers of the two parties. The arguments he gives impress the audience. But beyond this debate, the ‘Guilty Minds’ webseries also sheds light on the personal lives of the protagonists who play the role of lawyers. This is what sets it apart from other web series. Most importantly, the director of the web series, Shefali Bhushan, comes from a family of lawyers.
Faced with such a situation, he has tried to show his understanding very closely in the web series. She has presented it in a very realistic way as to what the atmosphere of a judge’s or lawyer’s home is like with the courtroom. A new plot in each episode makes the web series interesting. Shefali Bhushan and her writing team try to balance the lives of the central characters with the ongoing events. They are successful at this to a degree, but because of this, the pace of the series slows down. However, his script is his strongest aspect, which gives the series interest.
There are two central characters in this web series, Deepak Rana and Kashaf Kaij. Deepak Rana is associated with the law firm Khanna & Associates, played by Varun Mitra. At the same time, Kashaf Kaij runs the law firm associated with her college friend Vandana. His father, Munawwar Kaij, is a Supreme Court judge. Kashaf’s thinking is idealistic. This character is played by Shriya Pilgaonkar. Varun Mitra and Shriya Pilgaonkar have brought their respective characters to life. Looking at it, it doesn’t look like he’s pretending to be a lawyer. It’s a thank you to any artist to get into his character.
Apart from these two actors, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Sugandha Garg, Namrata Sheth, Satish Kaushik, Shakti Kapoor have done an excellent job in their respective roles. The collaboration of the technical team is also positive. Overall, ‘Guilty Minds’ is a good web series. You can watch this series while sitting with your family this Sunday.