Khwabon Ke Parindey
It has been a while since we had original content releasing on Voot Select. An OTT platform that gave us an incredible series Asur slowly began a decline almost immediately after that. A few shows that followed didn’t catch the attention of the viewers. And so when it comes to the OTT space, Voot has been lagging behind. But it is finally out with a new content after ages with the series Khwabon Ke Parindey releasing earlier this week. This is another one in the road trip genre, is it worth your time, stay tuned.
Story & Screenplay
Khwabon Ke Parindey is the story of three friends who plan a road trip from Melbourne to Perth after their graduation. While on it, they meet a hitch hiker and thus begins a life changing trip of self discovery for the four of them. The story although not very novel has a fresh vibe to it. The screenplay is a little inconsistent at certain places. The pacing is off in the 1st episode but slowly gathers momentum after that only to lose it thereafter. But, it has several heartwarming moments which would make you smile and some that would tug the strings of your heart. Certain portions are philosophical here and the messaging is subtle. The concept of friendship is decently well explored here, the only complain is that at times the screenplay drags. Probably the writers could have introduced many other fun elements too. The series ends pretty well and that makes the screenplay a decent watch.
Dialogues, Music & Direction
The dialogues are philosophical and poignant and they really leave a lasting impact. I really loved the music here which added another mood to the drama. The BGM manages to score well too. A special mention of the cinematography that beautifully captures the breathtaking locations on the roadtrip. The director’s chair is shared by Tapasvi Mehta and Amandeep Ahluwalia and the direction is fairly good. At times they let the story slip in parts but overall a good job done.
The performances are pretty good. Tushar Sharma as Aakash has done a pretty good job. His ease is on full display in front of the camera and he looks extremely comfortable. Manasi Moghe as Megha looks pretty and has done a good job as well. Mrinal Dutt as Dixit is a layered character with many emotions hidden inside him. And he does an outstanding job here. But my pick of the lot is Asha Negi as Bindiya. She is a fire cracker here, ever so natural onscreen and very confident. She infuses a lot of life in her character.
Despite its pacing issues, Khwabon Ke Parindey is a breezy and poignant roadtrip of self discovery. Available on Voot Select for free.