Web Series Review:  A job well executed by Mini Mathur and Cyrus Sahukar

Heer Kothari

According to the laws of Indian society, the man is believed to be the HEAD of the family. But they overlooked what TURNS the HEAD… the NECK of course! Which is precisely why the women in Indian families rule the roost.

The all-new Amazon Original series, Mind the Malhotras has been streaming on Amazon Prime since June 7, 2019. The series has been produced for Applause Entertainment by Born Free Entertainment.

Sahil Sangha and Ajay Bhuyan have directed the series. The show stars famous VJs, Mini Mathur and Cyrus Sahukar. The popular family drama is an adaptation of the popular Israeli Series La Familigia.

The plot

Love is a myth, and everyone loves to float in that bubble. But when marriage happens this bubble bursts and all the love evaporates in the air. As life happens the awkwardness sets in between a couple forcing them to re-think their marriage.

Shefali and Rishabh Malhotra are going through a similar awkwardness in their lives. Glimpses of these instances are relatable, could irritate us, but the series teaches us to laugh it off.

The screenplay

The dialogues are simple and relatable. The writer has delivered the regular run off the mill instances in a rather artful manner. The execution of the comic timing makes people burst into peels of laughter, but there are peeps that think otherwise as well.

The series could imbue a bit of freshness in an uncanny sort of a way making it more original from its very inception. The direction is smooth, and could compel an onlooker to binge-watch the whole series on a lazy Sunday evening.

According to Vijay Subramaniam, Director and Head, Content, Amazon Prime Video India, “The show is a fun take on the everyday lives of a modern, upwardly mobile, suburban Indian couple. Packed with relatable moments and laugh-out-loud humour.

We believe that audiences across the country will love the show. We have received great appreciation from our customers for our comedy offering and are excited to continue building on it with this series.” At this we are getting hints of an upcoming season on this series.

The series is a total no-brainer, and is yet intelligently devised by the directors to make people think back of the goings-on in their own family. Interesting though the series revolves around the daily life of a Mumbai couple, it could be more developed in terms of a storyline, and yet maintain the hilarities.

Critical take

Sitcoms like these could attract a greater audience, if the plot is more astutely defined. There is a possibility of widening the range of onlookers if the series was devised around a middleclass family where the value system is more pronounced and yet synonymous to any viewer.

Also showcasing the life of a typical city-bred, modern India family could totally discount on the interest of many viewers.

End note

We would rate the series at a 3/5 but will notch the mark up by one for the profound comic timing and excellent direction. A job well executed by Mini Mathur and Cyrus Sahukar.

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