Aashram Web Series Quick Review

PLOT: Based in the fictional city of Kashipur, is an empire created by a self-proclaimed Godman – Baba Nirala, who derives his power from the influence he has over the lower strata of the society. He has often stood for them and they consider him to be their Messiah. A lower-caste girl Pammi, is drawn into his devotion as he comes to her rescue.

The sudden resurfacing of a skeleton in the adjacent forest land, disrupts the peace of the city in the crucial times of the upcoming state elections, and all the links of the investigation mysteriously point towards one place – THE AASHRAM. Doubts begin to float about Baba Nirala truly being a Messiah.

An MX Player original series Aashram is a Hindi-language crime drama web series directed by Prakash Jha and produced by Prakash Jha under Prakash Jha Productions. It is written by Madhvi Bhatt, Avinash Kumar, Sanjay Masoomm, Tejpal Singh Rawat, and Kuldeep Ruhil.
Season 1 (no. of episodes- 9) is streaming on the OTT platform MX Player from 28th August 2020.

Star Cast:
Bobby Deol as Baba Nirala, Kashipur waale Baba
Aaditi Pohankar as Pammi
Anupriya Goenka as Dr. Natasha
Chandan Roy Sanyal as Bhopa Baba
Darshan Kumaar as Sub-inspector Ujagar Singh
Vikram Kochhar as Constable Sadhu
Tushar Pandey as Satti
Tridha Choudhury as Babita, Satti’s wife
Sachin Shroff as Hukum Singh
Anuritta Jha as Kavita
Rajeev Siddhartha as Akki, Journalist
Parinitaa Seth as Sadhvi
Preeti Sood as Sanober
Jahangir Khan as Michael
Adhyayan Suman as Pop-star
Kanupriya Gupta
Navdeep Tomar

SEASON 1 REVIEW: Director Prakash Jha missed the opportunity to create an engrossing crime drama series. Initial episodes are quite watchable but after few episodes the series become ludicrous.

Bobby Deol delivers an average performance in his OTT debut. Aaditi Pohankar who gave an impressive performance in her last web-series Netflix’s She, also delivers a decent performance here. The series has a potential ensemble cast but most of the actors are simply wasted apart from Chandan Roy Sanyal and Darshan Kumaar, other actors are underutilized.

Santosh Mandal’s crisp editing could have been made this series more thrilling, viewers lost the interest due to its tedious screenplay. The other sad part is that all the unanswered sub-plots will get unveiled in the upcoming season 2.

Aashram Web Series Rating:
Direction 2.5/5
Acting 2.5/5
Editing 2/5
Story 3/5
Screenplay 2.5/5
Overall Hit ya Flop Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Stars (AVG)

Not Recommended 👎🏻

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