PLOT: Chapter 2 picks up from where its previous season had left off, with Baba getting nastier by the day and politicians getting greedier by the night. More colours of the baba’s Aashram are revealed and a mix of blind faith and politics are put on display.

Aashram is a crime drama web series based on Criminal Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim, produced & directed by Prakash Jha under Prakash Jha Productions. It is written by Madhvi Bhatt, Avinash Kumar, Sanjay Masoomm, Tejpal Singh Rawat, and Kuldeep Ruhil. Its first season was made available for streaming on OTT platform MX Player for free from 28 August 2020, which was watched by over 400 million people The second season is streaming now on MX Player for free.

Star Cast:
Bobby Deol as Kashipur waale Baba Nirala / Monty
Chandan Roy Sanyal as Bhopa Swami
Aaditi Pohankar as Parminder aka Pammi
Tushar Pandey as Satti
Darshan Kumar as SI Ujagar Singh
Anupriya Goenka as Dr. Natasha
Tridha Choudhury as Babita
Vikram Kochhar as Sadhu Sharma
Anil Rastogi as CM Sundar Lal
Sachin Shroff as Hukum Singh
Anurita Jha as Kavita
Rajeev Siddhartha as Journalist Akki
Jahangir Khan as Michael Rathi
Kanupriya Gupta as Mohini/ Sohini
Adhyayan Suman as Tinka Singh
Tanmay Ranjan as Dilawar
Keshav Pandit as Kavita’s Father
Mala Sinha as Kavita’s Mother
Dimpy Mishra as Warden of Girls Hostel
Sandeep Yaadav as Bagga, PA of Hukum Singh
Navdeep Tomar as Sunny, an Aashram Goon
Mirza Ajhar Beg as Gabha, an Aashram Goon
Siddharth Srivastav as Jhonny, an Aashram Goon
Nawal Shukla as Gurusharan, Pammi’s Father
Puneeta Awasthy as Navjot, Pammi’s Mother
Amit Sinha as IG DP Sharma
Amit Sahu as Haricharan Das, a Police officer
Ajay Singh as Sumit Kaushik, CM’s PA
Pradeep Kukreja as Baba Mansukh
Preeti Sood as Sanober
Uday Veer Singh Yadav as Ishwar Nath, Sanober’s Father
Subrato Roy as Goyal, Aashram Head Administrator
Akanksha Pandey as Renu, Aashram Wrestler
Parinitaa Seth as Sadhvi Mata

Quick Review: Aashram Chapter 2 – The Dark Side doesn’t live up to the viewer’s expectations. Unlike the first season, whose episodes are quite watchable due to its character development and few dramatic moments, the second season stretched the storyline to nine more episodes.

Bobby Deol and Chandan Roy Sanyal deliver average performance. Aaditi Pohankar transformation and her character layers are well executed. Darshan Kumar, Tridha Choudhury, and all other supporting casts have nothing much to offer in this season.

Another sad part, none of the questions from Chapter 1 are answered, nothing has changed, neither aashram nor story. Instead of unfolding the series in this chapter, it has been left for another season.

Aashram Chapter 2 Rating:
Direction 2.5/5
Acting 2.5/5
Editing 2/5
Story 2.5/5
Screenplay 2/5
Overall Hit ya Flop Rating: 2.3 out of 5 Stars (Below AVG)

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