With the changing dynamics of the corporate world, many people suffer lay-offs which are a life-altering change for them. With no salaries to survive on, it becomes difficult to survive.
Taking this as a premise Ultra Shorts’ web series Rise recently streamed its season finale. It stars Vikrant Massey as Shrey, the Software Consultant who lost his job in a layoff. Since he recently bought an expensive bike on monthly instalments, this development hurts him even more. But his father succeeds in convincing Shrey to use this time to go on his long lost dream – a bike ride.
Shrey is forced to take a 50 year-old as his ride companion – a decision which seems a bad one. In the season finale episodes, Shrey’s life takes a beautiful turn.
What’s WOW? The sheer thought of what happens in the after-life of layoffs is commendable. Vikrant Massey and Atul Srivastava have essayed their parts well. The bike ride shots are awesome.
What’s Blah? That new webisodes streamed every Wednesday was a bummer. Nothing else annoyed us.
Parting Shot: For anyone looking for a fresh perspective on life, Rise is a must-watch.
Writer: Sandeep Balan
Director: Prathamesh Patil
Cast: Vikrant Massey, Atul Srivastava, Shishir Sharma, Kumar Varun, Naman Banthia
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