Metro Park (Season 2)
This weekend is raining with second seasons of popular shows. After College Romance, another popular show has its second season out. And kicking off this Saturday with the review of the second season of Metro Park. I was late joining the bandwagon, having got the chance to watch Metro Park online during the lockdown. But it was so hilarious that I ended up binge watching the whole series in a single night. With the season 2, the expectations were massive, does it live up to the hype, stay tuned.
Story & Screenplay
The second season of Metro Park brings us the beloved Patel Family and friends together for the second round. The writers do not try to go out of the way to find humour. And this which was the USP of season 1, is the USP here again too. The humour is situational and not typically slapstick. And so the story is outright hilarious. The screenplay is also extremely well written . The proceedings are light and you will often find yourself laughing your lungs out. There is such a freshness of humour here, it is not your typical sense of humour but just so refreshing and subtle. The humour is clean and can be enjoyed with your family. Certain issues are deftly portrayed that you may almost overlook them. But at the end of the day, it is another excellent job in the writing department.
Dialogues, Music & Direction
The dialogues are packed with funny onliners. If I have to put a microscope, maybe and just maybe the dialogues are hilarious but not as memorable as the first part, but that is me being over cynical! The BGM is subtle and lovely. The two directors from the last season Aby Varghese and Ajayan Venugopalan are at the forefront yet again and it is indeed a big accomplishment that they were able match and deliver on the humour quotient. I can’t help but think that they are good observers and the humour stems out from that!
There are some hilarious cameos by Gopal Datt, Milind Soman and Sarita Joshi who are all outstanding. Pitobash as Bittu is yet again outstanding and I just hope he keeps getting such chances. Vega Tamotia as Kinjal is the only sane character in the series and she is wonderfully restrained even in humour. She is just so pleasing to the eye. Omi Vaidya as Kannan has a little charm that is hard to ignore and he yet again delivers here! Purbi Joshi as Payal is such a natural onscreen. A brilliant actress with an incredible sense of humour, she was a pleasure to watch! And that Gujarati accent, nailed it! And Ranvir Shorey as Kalpesh (pronounced as Kalpes) is hilarious. He makes so many jokes land and that too effortlessly. These collective mad bunch of people create magic yet again!
The second season of Metro Park successfully manages to match the humour of the first part. One of the best Indian series in the comic genre! Available on Eros Now and Highly Highly Recommended!