Amazon Prime Original Review: Laakhon Mein Ek Is a Bitter But Must Have Pill

12 . Apr . 2019
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Being a doctor is supposed to be the best thing to ever happen to a person in India. In fact, in popular conversations, the term doctor is placed before the term engineer, when asked about a parent wants their kids to be. A doctor’s life – the glory and grime – has been Hollywood’s content plan since a while. But not many Indian series or films have covered it.

The medical profession makes headlines now and then, with media houses reporting the real problems of the medical profession because of said headlines. Amazon Prime’s new web series, Laakhon Mein Ek Season 2, created by Biswa Kalyan Rath, is a tell all, no holds barred story of a young medico who’s thrust into a world of corruption and no-win situations right out of med-school.

Shreya Pathare is forced – by circumstance – to hold a cataract camp in a remote village. Little does she know that even such a simple looking chore is politically motivated and there’s a lot brewing under the surface. Of course, Shreya tries to right wrongs but, in a world, where the line between right and wrong has long been smudged, she must counter all hurdles and come out trumps.

What’s Wow : Laakhon Mein Ek Season 2 is not an easy series to watch. It is not something that you can come home to, curl up with your favourite beverage in hand and warm watch. Laakhon Mein Ek season 2 is something that you hate watch, because you know what’s shown on screen is true and nobody has bothered to show it – up until now.

The series lays bare the problems that the medical profession faces, the nexus between politicians, medical officers, doctors and the rampant corruption. Once again, the series succeeds in casting unknown faces in some of the most interesting and intriguing characters, making the story arcs much more relatable. With this, actors are acting out scenes – real people are portraying real scenarios.

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Shweta Tripathi sinks her teeth into a role that seems custom made for her. Her outing as a feisty, young doctor who goes against all odds is a treat to watch. She’s been nodding to some of the most interesting roles in recent times – this is an actor to watch out for.

What’s Blah : While LME Season 2 is an indelible experience, the comic sequences stand out like a sore thumb. These sequences disturb the psyche of the audience while watching what’s one of the most compelling corruption dramas in recent times. Granted, the number of such sequences is very less. Possibly, the director Abhishek Sengupta dropped some on the editing table. Some characters are introduced and have next to nothing to do. That makes us wonder how much of the series ended at the editing table.

Parting Shot : Laakhon Mein Ek Season 2 is a bitter pill we must all take.

Cast & Crew : 

Cast: Shweta Tripathi, Biswa Kalyan Rath, Arun Nalawade, Sandeep Mehta, Debashish Nana

Watch the trailer here :