Tandav Web Series Review: Steeped in the Grandeur of stars that touch the depths of politics

Artists-Dimples Kapadia, Saif Ali Khan, Kumud Mishra, Sunil Grover, Gohar Khan, Shonali Nagrani, Kritika Kamra, Anoop Soni, Dno Moria, Sandhya Mridul, etc. 

Director- Ali Abbas Zafar

Producers-Ali Abbas Zafar and Himanshu Kishan Mehra.

Rating: 3/5

The political thriller web series ' Tandav ' on Amazon Prime Video was scheduled to be released on January 15 but was released a few hours ahead of schedule on January 14. The series has been directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, while many eminent artists including Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Kumud Mishra, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Sunil Grover, and Gohar Khan have played an important role in the series. Ali also has this digital debut. 

The Tandav is the story of adopting every gimmick of sam-price-punishment to achieve political ambitions. However, despite the big star cast, the gorgeous scenes, and all the spices, the series does not descend into the depths of politics that make a political story a true thriller. Tandav is a superficial political thriller web series that fails to bind the viewer.

The defect is not even of the creators of the Tandav. In the past few years, the people have seen so much political stake in real life that both the understanding and the viewpoint of watching political-thrillers have changed, and the same real developments, when it is spread in a series of 9 episodes, are an interesting event. Whether it is a clash of student politics and mainstream politics on the pretext of JNU or the dissatisfaction of the farmers towards the government or the role of the media in the current political scenario. The left, the right and we need the slogan of freedom the people have been constantly watching everything.

In the Tandav, two tracks run parallel, which also hit each other somewhere through the characters of the series. One track is student politics and the other is mainstream politics. On the track of student politics, writer Gaurav Solanki would not have had to work harder as he has fabricated scenes in the past few years, incorporating the major faces and developments of student politics in the headlines. However, some imagination has been used to write scenes of mainstream politics, but they remain ineffective because of being predictable.

Devan Nandan (Tigmanshu Dhulia) is the leader of the country's largest party Janata Lok Dal (JLD) and has been prime minister three times, going to be the fourth time. However, they die just before the election results come. The death of Devan Nandan is the first major twist of this story. The power game begins at the party after the death of Devan Nandan. Son Samar Pratap Singh (Saif Ali Khan), from the time of student politics, was an aide of Devan Nandan and the game begins between Anuradha Kishore (Dimples Kapadia), who has a personal relationship with the party's number two leader Gopal Das Munshi (Kumud Mishra) and senior party leader and Devan Nandan, in which Anuradha takes a punt and becomes PM.

Anuradha has kept a weak vein of summer. He is left with a chummy, but he does not take any steps against Anuradha. So Samar decides to become Chanakya, who will discover ' Chandragupta ' and gain power. After becoming PM, Anuradha now faces the challenge of keeping the party's old veterans and summer camps. Samar, student leader Shiva Shekhar (Mohammad Zeeshan job) sees his Chandragupta, who has become a poster boy of campus politics since the Kisan agitation. The next story is based on the same political ' summer ' between Anuradha and Samar, whose general is Samar's wife Aisha (Sarah Jane Dias), PA Gurpal (Sunil Grover), and Anuradha's PA Maithili (Gohar Khan). 

Tandav fails to present something new as a political thriller. Political developments also see a repeat of the centuries-old practice that viewers have been watching in films on political backgrounds. Whether it is prime Minister Devan Nandan's relationship with the chair, or the most ambitious son, Samar Pratap Singh, to have a relationship with the political stairs or to climb the political stairs, or to break the MPs of the opposing camp or the longing for Anuradha Kishore to become PM. 

Dialogues are very important in political thriller stories. The lightness of the scenes is sometimes made weighty by dialogues. However, the dialogues of Tandav simple and flat. The biggest attraction of the Tandav is its star cast, which is led by Saif Ali Khan and Dimples Kapadia. In the role of an ambitious, ruthless, and intrigue-to-intrigue leader, saif is right. However, in the negative characters, the work that Saif made as the lame solitaire of Omkara is the zenith of saif's acting journey, which he has not been able to leave behind despite playing all the negative characters.

Dimples Kapadia has been an experimental actor and in his career, he has successfully faced many challenges of acting. Even in your digital debuts, dimples do not disappoint. He has lived equally to the dignity and cunning of his character. Mohammad Zeeshan Job and Sana Mir (Kritika Kamra) have tried their best to revive the role of Vivekananda University (VNU) student leader Shiva Shekhar. However, Sana Mir's track could not come out openly in the first season.

Kumud Mishra and Shonali Nagrani have also done justice to their characters. The characters of Dno Moria, Sandhya Mridul, Amora custom, Hiton Tejawani, and Anoop Soni have not found much space in the first season. Probably, more layers of these characters will open in the next seasons. In all episodes of the series, the non-ringing background makes the store scenery effective. Gaurav Solanki, who directed films like Sultan, Goon, and Tiger alive, and Gaurav Solanki, who wrote sensitive and intense films like Article 15, was expected to have a truly Tandav-making web series in the world of OTT.