PLOT: A quirky murder mystery based in a housing society called Sunflower. Its simpleton resident Sonu dives headlong into a murder mystery and becomes the chief suspect. What happens next?
Sunflower is a comedy crime thriller, ZEE5 original web series directed by Vikas Bahl. Rahul Sengupta is the co-director of the series. It is produced by Reliance Entertainment and Good Co. Season 1 is streaming from 11th June 2021 on ZEE5 Premium.
Sunil Grover as Sonu Singh
Ranvir Shorey as DG S. Digendra
Girish Kulkarni as Sub Inspector Chetan Tambe
Mukul Chadha Mr. Ahuja
Radha Bhatt as Mrs. Ahuja
Ashish Vidyarthi as Dilip Iyer
Ashiwn Kaushal as Raj Kapoor
Shonali Nagrani as Kapoor Ex-Wife
WEB SERIES REVIEW: The makers tried hard to create a black comedy crime drama but could not deliver due to its own loopholes. The eight-episode series keeps you hooked in the beginning, but later this character-driven overstretched plot fails to keep its promise. There are too many subplots going on parallel which failed to create any impact at the end. It was a huge disappointment for the viewer who has invested time for eight episodes.
All the potential actors are simply wasted here. Few characters are forcibly introduced to only stretch the runtime. Sunil Grover plays Sonu Singh, a lonely man with no social circle due to his strange behaviour. He delivered an average performance due to mediocre writing. Ranvir Shorey, Girish Kulkarni, and Mukul Chadha gave a decent performance. Other supporting casts were just average in their roles.
There was a huge room for editing, the series could have been cut short to bring it down to six episodes. There was absolutely no need of adding unnecessary lengthy scenes to drag the series.
Sunflower Season 1 Rating:
Overall Hit ya Flop Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars (BELOW AVG)