Hundred, a series which has the amazing star cast of Lara Dutta and Rinku Rajguru (from Sairat) is finally up and running on Disney + Hotstar! Here is a short review of the same.
It was so so damn refreshing to see Lara Dutta after so long. And she put up such a strong and believable acting as I expected. While Rinku Rajguru who is famous for her role in Sairat could’ve put up her role better. She overdid herself and I really expected her to show more expressions on her face. Also, Karan Wahi overacted in some places and the character really didn’t suit him. Two people who acted good were Sudhanshu Pandey and Rajeev Siddhartha.
The cinematography was decent but some frames were reaaally good. Like there’s a scene where Pravin is depressed and is smoking and the lighting in that scene is amazing. Most of the shots were closeups or mid shots, owing to the fact this is a character centric series.
The plot is really pretty unique. It’s fresh, it’s not too complex and it’s a full on entertainer. You like it for the way each episode ends and just keeps you hanging some way or another. But they drag the story too much in the first few episodes.
The direction of this series just isn’t good owing to the fact that it’s directed by three people. It could’ve been made much better with all the collective efforts of three people at once.
I honestly feel that they overused the song Love Sex and Dhokha and sometimes it also looked out of place because it wasn’t anyway related to what was happening on screen. It was an unnecessary addition. But I liked how while it was raining, they started playing Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhaagi Si. It felt good.
Some dialogues were actually good but they were just 30% of the show. Others felt very good-ish and some felt very out of place and weird.
Overall, it is a decent watch. You could watch it with your family, have chai and pakode and just enjoy the show. You’ll really like the comeback of Lara Dutta. The characters are well developed so we learn so much from them; both good and bad.
I would give it a score of 7/10 on binge-worthiness. Every episode ends well and keeps you hanging. So, you want to know what happens in the next episode.