Regardless of an amazing solid, for a collection that has stand-up comedy and humour as its central premise, the affect is missing
When the trailer for Bhaag Beanie Bhaag dropped, comparisons with The Marvelous Mrs Maisel appeared inevitable. Although each reveals have their main girls taking to the stage as they try to free themselves from the shackles of a lifetime of marriage and domesticity laid out for them, BBB fortunately charts its personal course.
Bindiya Bhatnagar (Swara Bhasker) calls off her engagement (and provides up a four-bedroom home with a dishwasher) after deciding to pursue stand-up comedy significantly, leaving her fiancé (Varun Thakur) and fogeys (Girish Kulkarni and Mona Ambegaonkar) flummoxed. Right here’s a girl who when youthful, dreamt of telling a thousand jokes however has now resigned to the truth that – Jab household samosa vale ho toh salsa ke sapne nahin dekhne chahiye.
Whereas the present does have zingers like this for the grins, the laughs are lacking, Beanie’s brief open-mic performances are witty, however the writing by no means goes past that. There aren’t any large humour moments or that ONE superb monologue that viewers have come to count on from a present like this. For a collection that has stand-up comedy and humour as its central premise, the affect is missing.
Bhaag Beanie Bhaag
- Forged: Swara Bhasker, Varun Thakur, Dolly Singh, Ravi Patel
- Creators: Neel Shah, Ravi Patel
- Administrators: Debbie Rao, Ishaan Nair, Abi Varghese
- Storyline: Dealing with disapproving dad and mom, a knotty love life and her personal interior critic, an aspiring comedian pursues a profession in standup comedy
What nevertheless makes it a breezy watch, are its central characters. Swara Bhasker is terrific as Beanie. Look out for her within the scene the place she cautiously tries to interrupt it to her fiancé that she is severe about stand-up as a occupation. Or the place she finishes her ‘career-best’ efficiency and longs for her dad and mom. She’s a whole pure, and performs the usually confused, but honest Beanie effortlessly.
Whereas Instagram favorite Dolly Singh as Beanie’s BFF and Varun Thakur as her dumped fiance shine of their roles, Ambegaonkar and Kulkarni ship immensely as Beanie’s harried but healthful dad and mom. Quite a lot of the humour that works is courtesy Ravi Patel, who performs a comic book from LA making an attempt to make it large in Mumbai. The straightforward camaraderie he immediately strikes with Beanie is enjoyable to look at.
In a single heartfelt monologue at a marriage, Beanie makes an attempt to sum up how dad and mom thrust their expectations and goals on their kids and what it took for her to see issues clearly — how the following 50 years of her life can be, and that nobody was listening to her. These uncommon moments that concentrate on her dilemma of not desirous to disappoint her dad and mom and but desirous to comply with her ardour elevate the present.
At six episodes which are just a bit over twenty minutes every, BBB makes for a straightforward binge-watch. Bhasker is left to do a lot of the exhausting work nevertheless, and right here’s to hoping season two (the stage appears to have been set for it) has much more of the laughs as effectively.
Bhaag Beanie Bhaag is at the moment streaming on Netflix