It’s so frustrating, when you’re expecting someone who’s expecting them and they completely screw up your expectations. Something similar is felt after watching the third season of Prakash Jha’s ‘Ashram’ web series. There was a lot of expectation for this web series. Well why not, after seeing the dazzling world of Baba Nirala and Bhopa Swami in the first and second seasons of ‘Ashram’, the emotion that was felt. But in the third season, Prakash Jha himself has laundered this achievement with his own hands.
The public has been very disappointed. Alam is that while watching this 10 episode web series many times one has to press the forward button. In between, he also likes to run mobile. With each next episode, it is hoped that something good and new will now be seen, but until the last episode there is only disappointment. It may be that the level of the last two seasons has been so high that the third season seems to fade ahead.
Prakash Jha is considered an experienced filmmaker. He knows the pulse of the audience. That’s why, ahead of time, he has made movies about topics that no one in the film industry had even thought about. Contemporary themes and social issues feature prominently in his films. This can be understood after watching his movies ‘Mrityudand’, ‘Gangajal’, ‘Damul’, ‘Parineeti’, ‘Apharan’, ‘Rajneeti’ and ‘Aarakshan’. When he hit the digital platform with ‘Ashram’, he was engrossed in his first web series.
The excitement that created the first season, the second took her to heaven. People were eagerly awaiting the third season. But ‘Ashram 3’ has exceeded the expectations of the audience. ‘Ek Badnaam Ashram Season 3’ is the same mistake that ‘Jai Gangaajal’ made after ‘Gangajal’. Along with the director, the scriptwriter of the series is also part of this defect. Even the writing team like Habib Faisal, Sanjay Masoom, Avinash Kumar, and Madhavi Bhatt have failed to create the allure.
Story: Sonia pretends to make a god out of Baba
An attempt was made to expand the story after the second season in the web series story ‘Ek Badnaam Ashram Season 3’. Pammi Pehalwan (Aditi Pohankar) along with her journalist friend Akki (Rajeev Siddhartha) are secretly saving her life after Baba Nirala (Bobby Deol) escapes the clutches. Baba’s goons and government police are after him. Pammi is supported by Sub-Inspector Ujala (Darshan Kumar) and Dr. Natasha (Anupriya Goenka). But it is becoming a challenge for him to stay away from the eyes of Bhopa Swami (Chandan Roy Sanyal).
Here Baba and Bhopa continuously increase their social, economic and political power. After the state elections, Hukum Singh (Sachin Shroff) becomes the Chief Minister thanks to Baba’s support. The door with him is in the hands of Baba. Because of this, he remains a puppet even while he is the CM. To get rid of this, he enlists the help of his friend Sonia (Esha Gupta). Sonia runs an image creation company.
The entry of Esha Gupta’s character Sonia in the third season of Ashram is new. She prepares to catch Baba with the help of her friend Hukum Singh and for her business. This is why she goes to the ashram as a devotee. Bhogi Baba’s saliva begins to drip after seeing him. Sonia shows Baba the dream of becoming a god. She says that she will create such an image of Nirala all over the world that people will begin to regard her as God. strange god. On the other hand, Pammi Pehelwan longs to avenge the excesses that befell her.
His villagers provide him with a gun. Seeing an opportunity on a show, Pammi opens fire on Baba, but due to heavy security, Baba is spared. But after this incident, he gets very scared. Akki somehow gets Pammi out of there and snaps her out of it. Can Baba Nirala become God? Are Hukum Singh and Sonia successful in their intentions? Can Pammi get revenge? To know this you must watch the web series.
Review: Prakash Jha Turns Water in Bobby Deol’s Hard Work
The strongest aspect of the web series ‘Ek Badnaam Ashram Season 3’ is the tremendous performance of Bobby Deol and Chandan Roy Sanyal. The jugalbandi of both goes the same way from the first season to the third season. Bobby Deol as Baba Nirala and Chandan Roy Sanyal as Bhopa Swami did not disappoint the audience. Esha Gupta is a newcomer this season, but she has been effective in the type of character she has chosen. The kind of performance that Aditi Pohankar did in the second season in the role of Pammi Pehelwan is not seen at all in the third.
His character, despite being important, disappoints with his poor acting performance. This time in the role of Sub-Inspector Ujala, even Darshan Kumar has no business. He is only seen running the bullet. One of his scenes is just effective, when he arrives at his father’s retirement party angry at him and hugs him and cries. The way Adhyayan Suman came into the spotlight in the second season, in the third season, it seems ineffective.
The characters that the second season became a success for, all of them have been sidelined this season by Prakash Jha. The opportunity has been given for new characters to emerge, but no one has been able to show their impact except Esha Gupta in the character of Sonia. The entire 10-episode web series seems like a drag. The story has been forcibly expanded, which is boring. The pace of the story is also very slow in the same proportion. Many things have been shown even beyond logic, which cannot be expected at all from a filmmaker like Prakash Jha.
For example, Akki, a very smart journalist who supports Pammi, knows that if she turns on her phone, her location will be tracked. Despite this, he talks on the phone. The other two people go on the run, Pammi and Akki, but the police are only looking for the fighter by putting up posters with pictures of him. There are many things that cannot be embraced. I still haven’t been able to recover from the scare of season 3, the trailer for season 4 has been released. I don’t understand if it’s a medicine or another pain blow. However, the fourth season is responsible for saving the respect of this entire webseries. If you have seen two seasons, only then will you watch the third.