REVIEW OF THRILLER SERIES THE CHARGESHEET : INNOCENT OR GUILTY FROM ZEE5
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Are you a binge watcher like me !! I adore the way web-series has marked it’s way into our lives by offering entertaining & substantial content by platforms like ZEE5. Very recently, I was introduced to The Chargesheet – Guilty or Not by a friend of mine and trust me I am in awe of the way the show has been conceptualized. Thrillers have always found a close space to my heart as it entices you till the end. The USP of the show – The Chargesheet – Innocent or Guilty acts as a reminder to the real life story of the lost Badminton player Syed Modi.
Story Line : The Chargesheet – Innocent or Guilty
The story is an amazing work of fiction, involving around the murder of an ace national table tennis player, Shiraz Malik. Although the work is fictional, I felt I could co relate his story with once a National player Syed Modi. For those who are not aware Syed Modi was a badminton player in 1980’s and had won amazing titles like Gold Champion in Common Wealth Games, Bronze champion in Asian Games, and much more. However, his career was short lived as he was shot dead, which shocked the nation during those days.
Of course the badminton here changes into table tennis, but goes even deeper to reveal the shocking tale that sees plots of drama, betrayal, anger, love, relationships, politics, crime coming together in good fashion. The series keeps you at the edge of your seat in every episode you watch. It takes off flight when the CBI officer Vidur Mehra starts his investigation, followed by the courtroom drama – uncovering key elements of the case that creates ripples across the political circle.
The entire season comprises of 8 episodes, each episode being approx for 35 mins. The suspense and thrill is high, offering the best experience to the audience. Along with the storyline here are certain elements in the show which uplifts the entire web series.
The powerful starcast includes Arunoday Singh, Shiv Panditt, Tridha Chaudhury, Hrishita Bhatt, Ashwini Kalsekar, Satish Kaushik, Kishori Shahane, Shakti Anand and Sikandar Kher. It was absolute delight to watch the performances of some old veteran actors like Satish Kaushik, Ashwini Kalsekar who pulled off the courtroom drama with some light jokes and their talent. All the dialogue and power packed performances from actors like Arunoday Singh, Shiv Panditt just intensified the situation. Each of the Star Cast was took the responsibility of living to the character as demanded.
CAPTURING THE ELEMENTS OF THE 80’S
The series has well captured the era of 80’s showcasing an instable government, shifting alliances and rustic politics. The series showcases an authentic portrayal working on minute details of creating the 80’s setup from courtroom to the outdoor places of lucknow, MP adding to the realism the story line demanded.
AMALGAMATION OF THE BEST
The storyline is the amalgamation of the courtroom drama and a murder mystery wrapped together making it intriguing for the viewers. The crisp storyline, the cinematographic experience of the switch between the past and the present, the background music by Salim-Slueman adds a perfect tone to the outcome of the series making you glued to your screen.
ZEE5 seems to have captured great essence on it’s web series – The Chargesheet: Innocent or Guilty making it a must watch thriller drama, giving a chill to your spine.