Chacha vidhayak HaiN Humare (Season 2)
The super duper bumper long weekend is here and be ready for a storm of new releases in the OTT space. And we at popcorn reviewss will nail down and dissect each one of them. And very quickly now, I have just finished watching the second season of Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare, a series created by one of my favourite standups Zakir Khan. While the first season was pretty good and you will get its review under Popcorn Quickies, is the second season as good or even better, stay tuned.
Story & Screenplay
The season 2 of Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare starts exactly from the point where season 1 had ended. And so the political ambititons of Ronny are put to test when he has to compete with a new bloke with a political background. The thing with Zakir Khan is that his writing is fresh. He doesn’t try too hard to adapt to the current political climate and weave a satire around it. He keeps things simple which is the single most strongest point of the writing here. And so what you get is a light political satire instead of a heavy one. The screenplay starts on a slow note here but it gathers steam from the second episode with the entry of Vicky. The one upmanship between Ronny and Vicky forms the rest of the story. There are a few other subplots – some of which work and some don’t, rather they drag like the love story triangle(which may be explored better in the next season), but overall it is an enjoyable screenplay.
Dialogues, Music & Direction
The dialogues have a lot of weight and are written well. The music and BGM really blend well with the drama. Director Shashant Shah has done a terrific job here to keep things light. This helps as I ended up binge watching all 8 episodes in one go!
The performances are outstanding here. Pritha Bakshi as Shanoo and Gaurav Sharma as Santosh impress in cameos. Zakir Hussain and Alka Amin who play Ronny’s parents are excellent and they nail some of the one liners given to them. Venus Singh as Avantika has improved leaps and bounds from season 1. She is terrific in a relatively smaller role as compared to season 1. Onima Kashyap as Tanvi looks gorgeous and has a terrific screen presence. She is a natural here and I look to see more of her work going forward. Abhimanyu Singh as Chachaji is outstanding in an intimidating avtar. Kumar Varun(apna KV) as Kranti is superb here. I feel his acting is highly underrated and he should keep getting such meatier roles to prove his craft. Vyom Sharma as Anwar is excellent and well cast. This trio(including Ronny) really contributes well to the friendship angle of the series. Sunny Hinduja as Vicky is outstanding and probably the best actor on display here. What I enjoyed is his character buildup. And each time he is onscreen, he sets it on fire. And apne Ronny Bhaiyya aka Zakir Khan is yet again brilliant in his second outing. Very natural acting and comic timing is on point too.
The second season of Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare is A Highly Enjoyable Political Satire that will keep you hooked and booked throughout. Available on Amazon Prime.