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Ray Review Netflix: Performances Are The Only Saviour For This Badly Executed Anthology

Ray Review Netflix: It is very painful for a movie lover when you see your favorite actors acting brilliantly, but the film turns out to be worst due to bad execution. I get the same feeling while watching the Netflix original Anthology series Ray. The series just got released on Netflix and here I am going to talk about the good and bad of the series.

The web series stars some really amazing actors like Kay Kay Menon, Manoj Bajpai, Gajraj Rao, Ali Fazal, Harshvardhan Kapoor, Sweta Basu Prasad, and more. The series is created by Sayantan Mukherjee and directed by Srijit Mukherji, Vasan Bala & Abhishek Chaubey. There is a total of 4 episodes in the series and all episodes are approx 1 hour long in length. Episode 1 and 2 of the series have some skin shows and episode 4 have use of abusive words, so the series is not a family-friendly show. Avoid Watching it with kids.

Story

The story is of the series is about 4 different people and how idealogy and happenings in their life, the series. Episode 1 titled ‘Forget Me Not’ is about a Super talented businessman Ipshit (Played By Ali Fazal) whose life takes a drastic change after a girl comes to him and she said they have met before, but Ipshit can’t recall the moment and after that his personal and professional life went upside down.

The second story of the series is About a makeup artist Indrashish (Played By Kay Kay Menon) whose life has turned out to be a disaster. He has lost everything, His love, His Job and even his landlord don’t respect him. One day he gets the news that his Grandmother is no more and from that day his life changes completely, how he made it possible and what was the end, the second story ‘Bahurupiya’ is all about that.

The third story is about Two travelers who met on the train and after 10 Years they met gain, their life changes after they encounter each other after a gap of 10 Years. Their ideas, thoughts and thought about the life and nature of humans changes completely.

The fourth story titled ‘spotlight is about an actor who thinks that he is the most powerful and popular celebrity in town, his thoughts change about he met another person with bigger power and popularity than him.

Performances

Ali Fazal was brilliant in the First episode, Sweta Basu Prasad was decent, the shocker comes out from Nandita Bose, she is was nowhere in the series, she looks really bad and her accent looks very poor, apart from these everyone from part 1 was decent enough to watch. Ali Fazal is the only highlight from this episode, his body language, dialogue delivery especially during those intense scenes was quite amazing.

Kay Kay Menon, The name is Enough. He is the best performer from the series and that’s it. He is too good in episode 2, his transformation was amazing and those were a treat to watch. He was everywhere in the episode and he outshines everyone in the series.

The third episode was more about idealogy and thoughts, Two great actors from Indian Cinema Gajraj Rao and Manoj Bajpai, both have done an amazing job in this episode, they look calm, cool and their dialogue delivered is amazing.

Sorry to say, but it looks like Harsvardhan Kapoor is losing his charm, he was too good in his debut Mirzaya and I am a huge admirer of his film Bhavesh Joshi Superhero, I don’t know what exactly went wrong, his acting or the story, but this was his weakest performance till date. The rest of the supporting actors from the series were decent.

Analysis

Episode 1 ‘Forget Me Not’ was very predictable, when Nandita enter and talks with Ali Fazal I am sure this was going to happen, the story is very predictable, dull and it will disappoint you, the locations and the brilliance of Ali Fazal and Sweta Basu Prasad was the only good thing in this episode.

Episode 2 was brilliant but the way it ended, ruined everything. The story, screenplay and the performance of Kay Kay Menon everything was going like a charm and all of sudden a weak, foolish and ultra bad climax ruins everything, I was expecting much much better climax than this, The locations were again good and the rest of the actors were good too.

I have mixed feelings about episode 3, I liked it a little and I disliked it a little, it was long but entertaining and it ends with a great lesson. The conversation in the train between Gajraj Rao and Manoj Bajpai looks a little long but it ends with a good climax.

Episode 4 of the series was the worst among all, there was no story, I was shocked to see Harshvardhan Kapoor choosing a script like this. Episode 4 was very boring, dull, and directionless, even a talented actor like Harshvarshan can’t save that episode.

  • Name Of Series: RAY
  • Episodes: 04
  • Platform: Netflix
  • Release Date: 25th June 2021
  • Rating: 2/5
  • Recommended?: No
  • Family-Friendly?: nO

Overall

I am going with 2 out of 5 stars of the series, There is nothing to watch except some mind-blowing performances of Kay Kay Menon, Manoj Bajai, Gajraj Rao, and Ali Fazal. It was said that the series is a tribute to Legend Satyajeet Ray, I think legend deserves much much better than this. The series is not a family-friendly show and you can watch all 4 episodes on Netflix.

This was all about the Netflix original series ‘RAY Review’, what is Your Review Of Ray? please let us know in the comment section, for more quick reviews, stay tuned with us.

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