Updated: January 10, 2021 12:52 IST
Rating : 1/5
Paurashpur is the latest AltBalaji and Zee5 show, starring Annu Kapoor, Shilpa Shinde, Milind Soman in the lead roles. With such a promising cast and a well-created trailer, one's expectations were already high from the show. However, Paurashpur failed to make its mark when it comes to delivering content. Set in the 16th century, Paurashpur is the story of a fictional town and as its name suggests, the town is dominated by males. Not just this, the king of the town, Bhadra Pratap Singh played by Annu Kapoor, is shown as an over the top misogynistic character who harasses women, who in turn, later on, disappears from the kingdom. And who helps him in getting those women? His own queen Miravati, played by Shilpa Shinde who's job is to look after and satiate all the sexual needs of the king.
Paurashpur is a seven-episode series that gives an impression of a film that has been chopped off into small, roughly ended episodes. The show starts well with its character introduction and the way the story builds up, however, it leads you soon enough into boredom and sleep. Apart from the costumes, everything else feels like lazy work. The VFX and editing work doesn't give you any historical feels but looks more like a stage act.
The director Shachindra Vats tried his best to bring out a masterpiece on the small screen, and no matter how much they tried to copy Game Of Thrones, the show has fallen flat. Had it been a film, it would have been more engaging with the audience. The initial episodes feel boring and don't keep you on the hook to watch more. Overall, Paurashpur is all gold without glitters which has nothing to offer on the plate except some badly directly erotic scenes which would attract some young audience, but none will remember it otherwise.