“Main aap sab ko moksha ki raha par le ke jaaonga, aap sab ko moksha ki raha par le ke jaaonga, aap sab k Bobby Deol exclaims, “Japnaam Japnaam (I will guide you all to the road of salvation),” as he stands in front of a sea of followers in the trailer for Aashram, filmmaker Prakash Jha’s first excursion into the web-series sector.
Deol plays Baba Nirala Kashipur wala, a debauch godman, as audiences are led on a tour of this small-time soothsayer’s spectacular climb to India’s top Godman. The online drama is a realistic representation of how Godmen in India work by taking full advantage of followers’ naive trust to advance its particular objectives, in a typical Prakash Jha manner.
“He isn’t a divine being. He’s a con artist.” These lyrics from the trailer fairly well sum up the core concept, as we see flashes of the lifeless remains of girls discovered near the Godman’s ashram while law enforcement officers pursue him for his heinous crimes.
Here are 3 reasons why Aashram is a must-see movie this weekend!
- A fantastic ensemble cast
Aashram offers powerful portrayals by such an assortment of skilled performers, with youngster Deol inside the driver’s seat as Baba Nirala Kashipur wala.
Deol adopts a new appearance and portrays a believable baba with much more black than grey hues. “I have been trying to play different shades as an actor and here I was given an offer to play a completely different character, which I never imagined I would be offered,” Said Bobby Deol during an interview.
2. Prakash Jha’s web series debut
National award-winning filmmaker Jha has released this stunning satire drama series following directing classics such as Satyagraha, Rajneeti, and Apharan.
“Web series has different latitude. You are able to do justice to every character and every sub-plot, and every dimension can be explored. To be able to engage my audience to the maximum has been a different experience for me,” Said Jha in the Interview.
Jha’s most recent attempt at an episodic series was indeed the legendary Doordarshan TV series Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne, which he helmed within the late 1980s.
3. A compelling plot
This series has a lot of mystery, intrigue, and passion to it. The film Aashram tells the storey of a small-time conman who poses as a baba as well as the people that believe in him. This provides these scam artists permission to take advantage of us.
The narrative was written with such a lot of passion by Habib Faizal, who wish to send it a lot of colours. The plot is crisp, as well as the dialogue is spot-on, keeping the audience totally engrossed. The show’s twists guarantee there were no dull moments. Each show ends on a cliffhanger, and we’re eager in seeing how the tale develops. Aaditi Pohankar’s personality is the true shock — an innocent little girl who becomes a forceful whistle-blower and affects the sequence of events.