Mentalhood is refreshing in so many ways. I am so glad that I finally got to see Karisma Kapoor in digital webseries. While Mentalhood has reincarnated her for us, I must say it’s kinda cool to see your 90s blockbuster actor in a new avatar on screen.
The story revolves around parenting challenges and the little intricacies that surround it. Watching this series gave me an absolutely new outlook on the life of mothers, fathers and the issues they face, making me respect my parents even more. The plot is simple and slice of life situations dealing with issues likes nutrition, bullying, puberty, single parent and good touch & bad touch. All the issues have been played out beautifully and treated in a very realistic manner. At times however the pace of the show slackened and could have been tightened I felt.
Cinematography isn’t too over the top. It has decent cinematic frames throughout all the 8 episodes.
Its the dialogues that are the main highlights of any drama series and this series doesn’t let you down too. They have some punchy dialogues on the reality of parenting and financial independence.
Direction again is decent and what bags the whole show are the individual performances. Whether Karisma Kapoor, Sandhya Mridul, Dino Morea, Tilottama shome or Sanjay Suri all have given simple effortless performances that make you believe them. I feel Shilpa Shukla did slack a bit in her performance.
This show is definitely a must watch as I haven’t seen such a realistic perspective on Indian families in recent times. Glad they took up this topic and narrated it in a very unique way. Even though there are some spaces where they could’ve improved, I am glad they still successfully made their point taking the audiences on this emotional ride of motherhood = mentalhood.
If you still haven’t watched the trailer for the series, here you go!
I would say definitely watch this show with your family as it will give you a new perspective on loving them!