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Tryst With Destiny (Web-Series) - Watchable for the cast ensemble and the first insightful episode in particular. (Review by Bobby Sing)
22 Nov, 2021 | Movie Reviews / 2021 Releases

With the title inspired by the famous speech by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India, Tryst With Destiny is reportedly a film that has now been presented as a web series on the OTT portal.
 
An anthology featuring four stories about the cruel inequalities in our society persisting since independence, the series majorly becomes watchable because of its talented cast ensemble and the first episode in particular.
 
Making you recall the innovative British Television series Black Mirror, its first episode is titled ‘Fair and Fine’ that revolves around a billionaire in Mumbai played by Ashish Vidyarthi. One fine morning, he faces an unexpected situation during his stay in a luxury hotel, leading to a new realisation regarding his appearance, resulting in some nasty decisions. The best of the lot, I wish this was adapted in an elaborate form, majorly focusing on the sudden enlightening moment for the rich and the famous, transforming his entire life. In the present version, though it remains shocking, it explores something entirely different related to the colour of his skin.
 
The second tragic story, titled ‘The River’ focuses on the suppressed life of a butcher (Vineet Kumar Singh) and his wife (Kani Kasruti), who has to serve the lust of the upper-class men of their region as a norm. It’s a bold and dark presentation of their exploited life, lived, accepting it all. The third, ‘One BHK’ - revolves around a traffic cop (Jaideep Ahlawat) trying to please his mistress (Palomi Ghosh). He gets forced to earn money by unethical means just to fulfil her demands. The concluding episode ‘A Beast Within’ is about the conflict between the villagers and the forest department officials (led by Geetanjali Thapa), who have arrived to capture a wounded tigress and take her away.
 
With noteworthy cinematography and background score, it’s a technically rich series that sadly keeps sliding down in terms of content with each of its next episodes. Plus, the attempt to connect the four stories never appears convincing, making no significant point in the entire narrative. Overall, though rightly pointing towards all the wrong around us, it is only the opening section that leaves an impact, excelling them all. Hence, it’s the first episode that deserves to be seen as a must, with the rest depending on your individual choice and time.
 
Rating : 
First Episode : 4 / 5
The Rest Three : 2.5 / 5 

(Streaming at SonyLIV)

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