Abhay 2 Web Series Review - Kunal Khemu aces in this dark gritty thriller
The second season of Abhay starring Kunal Khemu, Ram Kapoor, Chunkey Pandey and Bidita Bag in pivotal roles is streaming on Zee5 from August 14.
Updated: August 15, 2020 14:32 IST
Rating : 3.5/5
Abhay 2 Story:
It was last year when Kunal Khemu made his digital debut with the Zee5 Indian crime drama web series "Abhay." The first season of the show comprised eight episodes all of them following a chase-up of a different antagonist while Abhay, the character played by Kunal Khemu, was shown grappling with his personal demons.
The intriguing web-series, renewed for its second season, is now streaming on Zee5 with a total of 3 episodes as of now. Officer Abhay Pratap Singh who was investigating the case of missing children in the outskirts of Lucknow in the first season is now after sociopath villains Ram Kapoor, Chunkey Pandey, and Bidita Bag.
Better to call a mini-series, Abhay 2 gears up with its first episode were deranged and killer who practices cannibalism, played by Chunkey Pandey, is slaughtering and butchering the benign souls hard-heartedly while the gutsy cop Abhay is scoping out to get wind of the cause of deaths with a criminal like mind round the clock.
Abhay 2 Performances:
With an ensemble star cast like Kunal Khemu, Ram Kapoor and Chunkey Pandey in a never-seen-before-avatar, Abhay 2 leaves a lasting impression on the audience. The protagonist Kunal Khemu, in the role of the gutsy investigative officer Abhay, has carried himself with grace and a fierce look throughout the show. Although Kunal has played the character of a fearless cop who believes in outwitting the criminal on his own terms, he has delivered one of the finest performances of his career in Abhay 2.
Chunkey Pandey who the audience has witnessed depicting more often the character of humorist stepped first time in the cannibal-like-maniac role and simply outshines all the actors in the series emerging as the most realistic psychopaths portrayals in the industry.
Ram Kapoor was roped by the makers to play the man with unstable and demented mind excels in his character. He wears a bloodthirsty look on his face till the end reminding the audience how nasty he can be. Bidita Bag who is the only lady perpetrator of the show deserves every clap and hooting of the public. The actress has oriented herself into the character so much so the audience sometimes feels frightened the way she let the men die through unbearable torment.
Asha Negi, Nidhi Singh, Indraneil Sengupta, and Asheema Vardhan have also acted their part by fair means.
Abhay 2 Positives:
The second season of Abhay is directed by Ken Ghosh who has earlier led the prominent Bollywood movies like Ishq Vishk, Fida, Chance Pe Dance. The way Abhay 2 has been handled in terms of screenplay and action sequences is commendable and the filmmaker Ken Ghosh is the man who should be held worthy for capturing each and every smaller yet pivotal moment of the scene acutely.
Abhay 2 Negatives:
While each of the episodes is power-packed with an engaging storyline and breathtaking performances, stretched out gut-wrenching events in this psychological thriller might not go well with some faint-hearted fellows. Episode 1 acquaints the audience with the sicko who abducts overachievers and slashes their skulls. This elderly man with an unsound mind enjoys slurping the brain soup of toppers.
The second episode encounters vicious acts of astonishing Ram Kapoor who seeks fun by playing a task solving game with Abhay in the wake of releasing kidnapped children. The third episode unfurls the story of a misandrist sex worker played by Bidita Bag who waded a little deeper into the character of a sadist.
Abhay 2 Verdict:
Abhay 2 unfolds its three episodes with the stories consisting of gruesome killings and lecherous pursuit with mocked-up convictions of killers. The valorous and handsome investigative officer Abhay Pratap Singh goes beyond an extent to give chase to the menacer and settles with mano-a-mano in the end. Said to be inspired by true events, Abhay 2 introduces the audience to the uncommon world of dark and dreadful crime.