Most of us recognize Biswa Kalyan Rath as one half of the Pretentious Movie Reviews duo. Or better still, as the ‘Mast Aadmi’ who creates a laugh riot on Amazon Prime. So when he is credited as the creator and writer of a web series, you presume that Biswa will take you on yet another laughter ride. And that is where Laakhon Mein Ek takes you by surprise.
The trailer of Laakhon Mein Ek, released couple of weeks back, had a few gritty and dark moments. And that holds true for the entire series. The colour palette, the locations and the writing together set the mood of the show as grim and serious. Even the traces of dry and dark humour become an organic part of the narrative, rather than trying to tickle your funny bones. By the end of the first episode, you are a part of the protagonist’s journey, struggling with him to chase his parents’ unfulfilled dreams.