The time is the Nineties when Mumbai was ‘Bambai’, and ruthless gangsters dominated town. Mai Hero Boll Raha Hu transports you to that period. It showcases the identical previous saga of rivalry between gangs, bloodshed, black-marketing and a metropolis that is all glitzy on the skin however has a dank underbelly that is run by politicians, police and gangsters.
However haven’t we watched all of it already? Haven’t many of the Bollywood gangster films served us an identical plot the place a gangster rises from the grime to rule town and a ‘mehbooba’ turns into his muse? Regardless of the deja vu, director Siddhartha Luther and author Suparn S Varma handle to carry consideration and delivers a watchable web series. They begin off properly by giving us the background to the lead character Nawab/Hero’s (Parth Samthaan) journey to turning into the ‘King of Bambai’. He is aware of all the foundations of the sport. His weapons are his intelligence and wit, his enemy is anger and his weak spot is fairly ladies. However can Mai Hero Boll Raha Hu discover a standing amongst a few of the nice gangster flicks? Based mostly on simply the first three episodes, it’d be a rushed judgement both manner.
The power of the web series lies in actor Parth Samthaan, the ‘adarsh beta’ Anurag Basu of standard TV present Kasauti Zindagi Kii. The younger star proves his versatility by adopting the mannerisms of a gangster to the T. He wears floral shirts and rocks the lengthy hair and rugged look. He speedily rises to the highest and will get wealthy. The head of the crime department who goes after Nawab and his gang, Kadam, performed by actor Ankit Gupta, is first rate too.
The dialogues could sound acquainted however that doesn’t damage as they add the important ‘masala’ to the web series and convey smiles to your face. The narrative is pacy and full filmy. The makers have additionally added music and dance sequences; the obligatory substances of any Hindi gangster saga. Nevertheless, the background rating will get jarring after some time.
In all, Mai Hero Boll Raha Hu begins properly and is pleasing, however with that similarity in storytelling gadget, will it stay as much as the problem of bringing freshness to this overly completed style of the Hindi cinema, stays to be seen.
Mai Hero Boll Raha Hu is streaming on AltBalaji and ZEE5.