Jeet Ki Zid
It has been barely a week since an Indian Flag fluttered high in Australia as India captured Fort Gabba. The victory was much sweeter as the Team was grappling with injuries and copimg blows after blows, but eventually coming out on top. Test cricket had provided a life lesson – if you put mind before matter, then the impossible is possible. Such was the story of Major Deependra Singh Seegar which is now transformed into a webseries Jeet Ki Zid on Zee5. Does it do enough to justify Major’s story and inspire us, lets find out.
Story & Screenplay
Based on true events, Jeet Ki Zid is the story of Major Deep who is a leader of the special force till tragedy strikes. What forms the rest of the story is a journey of grit and determination. The story indeed is inspiring. Now the thing with these dramas is that the screenplay can be tricky. But the screenplay here packs a punch. It fills you with energy especially in the military training and combat sequences, that keep you glued thereby giving you an adrenaline rush. The scenes seem to be quite authentic. The journey through the second half is absolutely inspirational and you end up with goosebumps by the end of it. There are a few flaws, like the non linear style of narration just took a wee bit of steam out of the drama, also the editing wherein the screen blacks out particularly at the backend just doesn’t feel right. But overall some excellent and balanced writing that dwells in Major’s personal life too!
Dialogues, Music & Direction
The dialogues are quite good devoid of any chest thumping patriotism. The BGM does well to support the drama. Director Vishal Mangalorkar has done a great job in keeping the proceedings authentic. On a controlled budget, the series is shot well too.
All performances leave a mark. Paritosh Saand and Mrinal Kulkarninas Deep’s parents are excellent. Gagan Randhawa as Surya’s wife shines inna cameo. I was extremely impressed with Aly Gony as Surya. Not only did he have a towering personality but he also has infectitious bromance with Deep. Amrita Puri as Jaya is sincere. She is highly underrated and hope she keeps getting such good roles. Sushant Singh as Col. Ranjeet Chaudhary just fills you with energy. I have been a fan of his work and he is such a brilliant performer. Which brings me to the beast as I like to call him – Amit Sadh as Major Deep is outstanding. He has literally put his blood and sweat in this role and it just shows! He is outstanding in yet another memorable outing after a stellar 2020.
Jeet Ki Zid is an inspiring biopic that will fill you with energy and grit. Available on Zee5 and Highly Recommended.