The Zoom Studios brings us another original web series, Imperfect, a bittersweet slice of life web series that stars Samridhi Dewan, playing Isha Sanghvi. Isha Sanghvi is an urban, pretty young girl who’s not having the time of her life. Her boyfriend breaks up with her, she loses her job and her life is a general downturn.
The first episode introduces us to the character and tells all that’s happening with her life – and gives the audience a hint at what Isha is planning to do further in her life. The screenplay is good, and the blitzkrieg of unfortunate happenings are shown in a fluid, fluent manner.
What’s Wow: Samridhi Dewan does a great job of bringing out the comic elements and creating an emotional connect with the audience. The teaser of the second episode hints at Isha signing up with a life coach – and that is an interesting concept. A girl with problems deciding to tackle them with professional help. The supporting cast is cute as pie and adds to the frothy, fun tone of the series.
What’s Blah: Yes, the series is based on a single character, but the direction makes it seems as if Isha is the only person living on the planet and everything else veers around her. Yes, Samridhi Dewan has a great camera presence, but with every other angle a tight shot of her reacting to things, it becomes a bit tiresome. Then again, the screenplay is quite like everything else we have seen – house parties, thinly veiled harks to real life dating apps, so on and so forth. The concept of someone crashing at a friend’s place until forever – all these are picks from the screenplay of every other slice of life, urban webseries that we have seen.
Parting Shot: It’s too early to write off this web series. We will wait for Sushmita Mukherjee to make her appearance.
Cast and Crew
Cast: Samridhi Dewan, Sushmita Mukherjee, Manka Kaur, Varun Tewari, Sayandeep Sengupta, Abhinav Malhotra, Sonali Sachdev, Puja Sarup, Chaitanya Sharma
Director: Ruchi Joshi, Vidhi Gulati
Concept: Atmika Didwania
Story: Rima Shetty, Sayanta Manna, Atmika Didwania, Riddhi Kachhela, Tahira Nath
Writers: Riddhi Kachhela, Tahira Nath
Producers: Nikhil Gandhi, Amritpal Singh Bindra, Anand Tiwari
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