Bhanwar Movie


Watch on: Zee5
13+ Hindi

18 Aug 2020 00:12:00

Bhanwar Web Series Review - A sloppy editing and too predictable plot

Bhanwar is a supernatural web series starring Karanvir Bohra, Priya Banarjee, and Teejay Sidhu. The show is streaming on Zee5 from August 18.
Shivam Gupta

Updated: August 18, 2020 14:18 IST

Rating : 2/5

Bhanwar Story:

The story of Bhanwar is about a couple Ranvir Makhija and Kanika Makhija, played by Karanvir Bohra and Priya Banerjee respectively, who acquire a lavish apartment at an undear price only to discover later that it is haunted. Now the crux of the story, without a spoiler, is that the place is possessed by the ghost of none other than the couplet itself.

It appeared that they have time-traveled through a magical windmill to unmask the murderer and prevent themselves from getting killed. The entire 8 episodes of Bhanwar is framed around the time-travel journey followed by the discovery of unforeseen events.
While the trailer had already glimpsed the audience of the show being a time travel paradox, those who were eagerly waiting for the release of this mystifying web-series might not know that the shooting of Bhanwar was completed during the lockdown with a crew of just six people. This supernatural horror is concepted by Deepak Pachori.

Bhanwar Performances:

Bhanwar web series has been shot with a pint-sized star cast where Karanvir Bohra and Priya Banerjee are positioned as reel husband and wife while Teejay Sidhu (appeared as Sam), is roped in a special appearance. It would be the first time when the TV actor Karanvir Bohra will be sharing screen space with his better half. The audience can see other star casts in the series who do not have a much screen presence.

Karan and Priya as a couple look promising in the show and sway with their sizzling hot chemistry which can be termed as the only brilliance of Bhanwar. Teejay Sidhu who we have seen in a few Bollywood movies such as Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi appeared alarmed and uneasy more often. Her cringe accent and expression is something better to not talk about. Other actors in their not-so-much presence acted mediocrely and none of them leaves even the slightest impression on the audience.

Bhanwar Positives:

The only positives about Bhanwar are the chemistry between Karan and Priya with a remarkably-original concept. The entire Bhanwar project is helmed by the actor Karanvir Bohra himself. The actor, during the lockdown, stepped into the shoes of the director and led the supernatural web-series on his shoulders. Another reason to hop onto this time-travel enigma is because of its curtailed duration. There are a total 8 episodes in Bhanwar where each of them falls behind 15 minutes of runtime.

Bhanwar Negatives:

Bhanwar in narration gives the impression of being auspicious but fails miserably when it comes to the execution of the same on the screen. The web-series, based on the supernatural theme, managed to garner a decent buzz before its release but fell headlong before it could have a long run.

Bhanwar, which holds hopes of being a psychological suspense thriller from the first trailer, pulls a swifty on the audience and sells redundant lewd makeout between the lead pairs. Because of the poor plot attainment, the story becomes too predictable and progresses sustaining no thrill which results in the audience turning careless about the apparent ending and losing their interest in between.

Bhanwar Verdict:

Overall Zee5’s this psychological supernatural thriller, with a bit tanginess of horror, lacks to be an entertaining and exciting watch. Bhanwar not only appears as a puny version of a Hollywood time-travel drama but also cringes the audience by a deadpan cast and sloppy editing. It is better to pass over this paranormal story and give plenty of other psychological flicks a watch rather than getting caught into the Bhanwar of this BHANWAR.