The Indian content featuring on netflix hasn’t really been upto the mark. Yes, it did begin well with the outstanding Sacred Games and also featured a gritty crime drama, Delhi Crime but then the Indian content on either side of these web series is just embarassing to say the least. Drive, Guilty, Typewriter to name a few that totally missed the mark for me. This week releases another attempt by netflix to woo the Indian audience with She. Does it succeed or is it added to the long list of substandard content on the OTT platform.. lets find out.
She is the story of Bhumi who is asked to be on an undercover operation to nab a drug lord. Soon, she discovers her sexual fantasies too. The story had the potential with a good premise, sadly the writing just doesn’t have that punch in it. The screenplay does begin well in the first 2 episodes(quite bold too may I add) but slowly the things start getting repetitive and the writing goes thin. You literally hope that something will transpire yet nothing of the sort happens and it just ends up as boring. The dialogues are average. The background score seems eerily similar to Stranger Things(point it out if you agree here, not sure if it is just me). Directors Arif Ali and Avinash Das leave alot to be desired. The direction is way off the mark and it almost seems like a disconnect with the writing(which incidently is by one of my favourites Imtiaz Ali, quite shocking really).
The performances try hard to impress and a few of them stand out. Shivani Rangoli is quite impressive in the role of Bhumi’s sister. Vishwas Kini(last seen as a cheapster in Veere Di Wedding) is decent but could have been better. Aaditi Pohankar is the find of the series for me. She does a commendable job. The pick of the actors though is Vijay Varma. It is a pity that he has such a small role here. The writing doesn’t allow his character to bloom really but he does put his best foot forward here.
She is yet again another disappointment from Netflix. In the times of great content like Asur, Special Ops and Bhaukaal, She is an utter disappointment. Come on netflix, please raise your game!