Fame Game Series Review: Madhuri Dixit’s OTT Debut Is An Absolute Delight | Web Series News

where to watch:Netflix

Directors: Beejoy Nambiar, Karishma Kohli

To throw: Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Kapoor, Manav Kaul, Suhasini Mulay, Lakshvir Singh Saran, Muskkaan Jaferi, Rajshri Deshpande, Gagan Arora

Rating: 3/5

Every year, thousands of people disappear without explanation, and most of these disappearances go unnoticed. However, it is quite different when the missing person is a celebrity.

Between the period of disappearance and the reappearance of the missing person, there is a lot of speculation, foul play is always taken into consideration but not all have the chance to reappear among those who resurface alive.

Many, however, don’t actually disappear in the first place; for them, the celebrity life is a bit too much to bear.

So, at the very beginning, the title of this series is a drag on its own. No matter how mysterious or aura the show is, in the back of your mind you know its premise is just an attention-grabbing tactic.

This review is based on the first six episodes of the series.

Anamika Anand (Madhuri Dixit) is a renowned actress on the final stage of her career. Her husband, Nikhil More (Sanjay Kapoor), is producing a film with her in mind.

Midway through production, they realize the film doesn’t live up to their expectations, and so they cast on Manish Khanna (Manav Kaul), a superstar whose on-screen chemistry with Anamika is palpable to audiences.

But just before the film’s release, Anamika Anand disappears.

Told in a non-linear fashion, the series begins with Anamika Anand missing for 48 hours and police officer Shobha Trivedi investigating the case. During the investigation, we learn of Anamika’s waning popularity, her dysfunctional family, and the reappearance of her long-abandoned flame, Manish Khanna, in her life.

As of the second episode, Anamika has been missing for four days and unravels events that happened six months earlier. Laden with flashbacks and filled with guilt and moments of joy, we hear Anamika tell her daughter Amara (Muskkaan Jaferi): “Fame is not glamorous, fame is dangerous and you don’t know how you should behave with it. people.”

The statement is subtly charged but is thrown off the natural course of the conversation when her daughter reveals to her that she wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps to stardom.

Episodes three and four reveal events that happened five months earlier. Here, the narrative meanders at a relaxed pace and you find the momentum of the narrative plunge.

But in the sixth episode, a wandering statement like “Ab hogi hamari film hit”, from an indifferent Nikhil, you become an unbiased viewer because at that point the timelines merge and you are not interested in recounting the events which took place two. months ago with the present.

Also, advancing the narrative is about: Anamika’s sensitive son Avinash (Lakshvir Sing Saran), crazed and tenacious fan Madhav (Gagan Arora) – who is an orphan, PK the film’s slimy financier, Billy, the film’s make-up artist. ‘Anamika, who worked with her for 15 years.

Conversations and scenes appear wordy and forced in most parts of the series, except for the Marathi tinge in the dialogues. Also, in the sixth episode, the scene concerning the personal life of the investigator Shobha Trivedi is unjustified.

Overall, put together with ace production values, the series is engaging due to the performances of its ace star cast, all of which are a bit above average. None of them add nuance to their characters.

But the spotlight is naturally on Madhuri Dixit, who is making her debut on the OTT platform. With her typical charismatic look and her often-seen dance sequences on the big screen, she is sure to please her fans.

Among the youngest, Lakshvir Singh Saran, Muskkaan Jaferi and Gagan Arora are sincere and promising.