MX Player’s Aashram Review: Prakash Jha’s Debut In The OTT Space

On the 28th of August, MX Player released a new web series – Aashram. The series set around a very interesting premise with a very effective message. The series is directed by the national award-winning director – Prakash Jha. It is his digital debut and a full-fledged foray into the OTT space.

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Starring Bobby Deol, Aaditi Pohankar, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Anupriya Goenka, Tridha Choudhury, Tushar Pandey, Darshan Kumar and Vikram Kochchar in the lead, the series is a combination of politics, communism, assaults, business, sports, inequality, and much more.

ashram review

The web series is based in a fictional city – Kashipur. Where a self-proclaimed Godman – Kashipur waale Baba Nirala (Bobby Deol), derives his power from the influence he has over the lower strata of the society.  Baba Nirala runs the ‘Aashram’ successfully with his right-hand man Bhopa Bhai (Chandan Roy Santal).

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However, the real story begins when a skeleton gets unearthed from a construction site that is associated with the Aashram. This incident takes Baba Nirala and his Ashram under significant scanning.

ashram review

Many questions get raised by the cop duo Ujagar Singh (Darshan Kumaar) and Sadhu (Vikaram Kochhar), forensic expert Dr. Natasha (Anupriya Goenka), and reporter Tinka Singh (Adhyayan Suman). You should watch the web series to find out what happens next.

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Above all, the cast did an excellent job by portraying the characters brilliantly and made the series look realistic. In addition. the web series is an eye-opener, with a package of mystery, thrill, and emotional drama. The series shows the dark side of the world and gives us a hint that conmen are everywhere in the country.

Directed by – Prakash Jha

Language – Hindi

Where to watch – MX Player

Average watch time/episode – 45 mins

Total Episodes – 9

Check out the trailer here:

Authors Corner- Tanishq Pradhan Writes at The Indian Web Series

Tanishq Pradhan

A binge-watcher, obviously an all-nighter. Eat, Binge, Sleep, Repeat is the rule I follow.

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