The Timeliners studio, college romance as one would guess is about the life of 3 college friends and their respective relationships. The way their relationships are portrayed is great and fun to watch. The series showcases all kinds of relationships one gets to witness in college life, from the cheesy couple like Naira and Bagga, to the odd ones where both are confused about it, i.e Karan and Deepika. Although there isn’t anything unique about the storyline about the direction of the series and screenplay are worth the watch. Bagga is the loud and the best character of them all since he is shown as the typically Delhi swagger boy and an influencer. The performance of the cast is pretty good and enjoyable but the only character which felt a bit weird was of Deepika, which is sometimes not stable and did not support the storyline. Although in the span of 5 episodes she has grown on the viewers. There’s also another relationship between fresher and a senior. This is all relatable to your college life. Other than all the relationship stuff, the series shows college life with the main cast always in canteen or out smoking which is what pretty much everybody does in college life. The comedy aspect of the series was good, not too overboard just on point even without any classroom scenes. Season1 ends with a cliffhanger and we will definitely see season 2 of college romance. I hope the season 2 will be as much fun and the series definitely need some new characters to get the show going.
The series is a fair watch. If you are looking for some small mood lightening web series college romance should be definitely on your watch list.
Presented by TVF, KOTA factory is one genuine show of all out there in Indian cinema. I say this due to the fact that TVF has successfully portrayed what happens in the life of high schoolers before leaving to colleges. It gives the viewers, glimpse in the life of prepping students which we have all gone through –IIT coaching. The series starts with Vaibhav Pandey sent off to Kota, the best studying destination here in India. TVF has done a great job of showcasing what it’s like to be a new guy in some city filled with tons of students all competing for the same thing, which is quite horrifying. The first episode deals with the “settling” which showcases all the firsthand problems that Vaibhav encounters like money, bed, adjusting etc. the series till 4th episode is in monochrome which actually didn’t seem that odd, the last episode though comes to life with all colors. Another great character was of Jetu sir, one of the best teachers in Kota. The series in itself is wholesome. They give out whole life lessons along with peep into the big beehive where education is just like any other business. Also, it did not back away for showing the different types of students in Kota, from “study geeks” to “just for fun types”, helped in bringing out the best of the series. Another amazing part is Vaibhav’s love interest, which was uplifting and made the storyline relaxed.
TVF has made an incredible series that everyone has gone through and definitely relate to. The screenplay and writing have definitely made it one of the best series of todays! it sure does tells us about the reality of today and what education system we have.
An mx-player original, girlfriend chor is a rom-com with 5 episodes with is just perfect in these pandemic times, light and nice. The series’ main plot is a love triangle, which the viewers most definitely can relate to (lol). Akshay’s love interest Neha is proposed by some other guy just when Akshay planned on doing the same. Not being depressed over the fact, his dad offers to help him up and takes command for his love life which is intriguing. The uber-cool dad has some cunning plans which might help his son get back in the game. At a party, dad notices that there is one other girl who crushes over Neha’s boyfriend. Yes that’s right another love triangle. So dad suggests working together with this girl and break up Neha’s relationship with her boyfriend. I know it all sounds complicated but its not. The series overall is fun and light, although it could’ve been better. The series lacks something which is noticeable. Anyhow, while on this quest to steal his love interest back, on the journey to it, Akshay finds himself in a bit of a situation when he starts to catch feeling for the girl he is working with. This can be seen in the screenplay, and the last episode does confirm it. The last episode, however, hints at season 2. I have to say they could’ve part ways with a better ending, it left viewers with some void in the end.
The cast, writing, screenplay are up to mark. Not sure if season 2 will air soon, but it does I have some expectations for it which I hope the writers will consider while scripting it. To rate the show I’ll give it good 3/5.
Permanent Room Mates
This is the first legit web series in Indian cinema. Aired in 2014, is an amazing rom-com series and blew away the internet by Strom. I feel this is the huge break from Indian daily soap, not like all murderous family of in-laws, and kgs of jewelry in one scene all thanks to TVF.
In the series the couple has been dating for 3 years in long distance, Mikesh who lives in the USA, and Tanya who lives here in India. Mikesh in the 1st episode comes back home to propose his long time girlfriend, only to realize that she is not sure of the commitment. All thanks to Tanya’s roommate who put thoughts in her head. Well anyways, stubborn Mikesh talks it out with her for a solution. They mutually agree to move in with each other and if they feel comfortable they’ll take it further. So season 1 is about Mikesh’s struggle to win back his girlfriend and hunt for a new place where they can live. Season 1 spans 5 episodes, each longer than the previous one. The cast is limited and I think it’s really great given the time it was aired. I guess this might be also one of the reasons for its success. Season 2 is however about their step forward meaning big fat wedding. They deal with all the relatives they have never even met before and all the greeting and meeting process where they hope they don’t feel lost from each other. The cast is expanded in season2 with the family member joining and definitely adding more to the show.
The show is pretty good, has an imdb rating of 8.5/10 which is just great. The series never felt dull even after the new cast joined the team.
In the world of tinder and dating apps, it’s a rare sight when there is old school romance. And TVF’s flames are just that. I kid you not, this web series made me nostalgic to the bone, and it will to every 90s kid out there. Even though its shot in modern times but it showcases how it was like having a crush and then a relationship back in the days with less of technology at the expense. The storyline takes place in old Delhi where there’s tons of lip-smacking street food.
The name of the series “flames” is actually from a game where you can figure out what the relationship with your crush is, like will you be lovers, friends, or enemies. I know this all is naïve, but this is the essence of the kind of rom-com the series has to offer. Rajat has a crush over his classmate Ishita and the season 1 is about how they come across each other from no noticing each other to have feelings for, the season is all goody. The storyline is light and subtle, more than enough to make you smile and give that nostalgia. Apart from these two, Pandey is one excellent character, he is those kinds of best friend who is willing to go lengths and I feel is an important one for the series. The screenplay and storyline are to be applauded for. In the span of 5 episodes not once the two protagonists had hold hand, just like back in the day.
Overall the series is sure to make you smile in awe, relatable for most of the time, best screenplay, and direction. What’s more to ask for in a 5 episode series.!
Virgin Woman Diaries
Released 2 seasons, is a Kabir Sadanand written series. As the name suggests its definitely something to do with sex, I am afraid to say it is not so for most of the part. All the 10 episodes of the season were upto mark and expectations. Season 1 tells us about how amateur lovers are with all the insecurities and misunderstandings. Most of the episodes begin with Kiara talking her love life on the radio. The season showcases two relationships and how they ended them up with some mixup. The storyline has 2 aspects, the one which is present and the past where things went wrong and how they went wrong. At one point it was too much to handle and even lost us for a bit. Some of the scenes are really funny while, on the other hand, some of them feel a bit unnecessary. As the title suggests, the screenplay didn’t go any much deeper with the nudity which is a good thing. But that only meant high expectations for season 2.
Season 2 compared with season 1 felt stretched out. Like it felt all unnecessary but not that bad to give it a watch. If just for the sake of the story you are watching it is fine, but not other than that and that what I feel. The jokes and funny part was upto the mark. The 2 couple/4 main characters are good with their performances but miss out few supporting characters which were seen in season1.
The streaming platform is youtube and then shifted to lehren app, which to be honest I never did heard off. So its good to change platform to promote new apps but that also means less viewers. Anyhow the series is good for one-time watch and gets a good rating of 2.5/5 from many reputed sites.
I Love Us
Newest series by Falguni Shah, is really a great concept. India being a democratic country certainly needs some series like “I love us” which hold people of all kinds with great respect. The series showcases same-sex relationships centering on women. The story is what it has been always, the love triangle. The only difference is there are two women and a man involved. About time Indian cinema needs featuring of same-sex love.
The storyline is strong with lesbian love being in the highlight. Of the two main lesbian lovers, one of them falls for some other guy while still being in a lesbian relationship. The character of Shreya is the protagonist in the series and is clear about her sexual preferences. The other part of the story is how Ashutosh and her have a fling on the side. There’s tons for drama for those dram hungry people out there along with intense romance. Even after all this climax is sure to look out for and will blow the minds of you. There is a rollercoaster of emotion in this show like jealousy obsession, hatred etc.
The series is sure to change the mindset of people who sure have different thought about the same-sex relationship and what kind of trouble they go through due to society. This is a bold move by having such a great script by the writers. And even more compelling is the fact that there are few actors out there who are willing to do these sorts of series so that they can educate the public more on this.
The series gets an outstanding rating of 3.5/5. Make sure you get done with this amazing of series.
A TVF creation, immature is the series about school times and the fun that comes with it. The title is I’m mature but it is famous by immature and that actually is somewhat relatable. Being teenagers we are getting matured but in a more naïve way.
The series portrays the life of 3 best friends in school and how stupid and cunning they are. This sure made me nostalgic and smile. The friendship is great between the boys, one of them is sort of like leader who likes to brag about everything, the other one is that love boy, and finally there’s this stupid kid who is just dumb and that what we had back in our school days, just so accurate. And along came a girl.
The girl is the love interest of one of the boys and this is his journey on his quest to win her over. The show is just so funny that I can’t even stress it. It’s sure as hell a treat in itself. Especially “susu” the dumb kid he just out of this world. Susu has a major crush on one of his teachers, and the story following it is just funniest ever. Kabir who is this naughty kid always trying to look for troubles. The show summary of our school days and is shown in a very great way.
Dhruv and his crush, that’s the most satisfying thing of the show and the ending is just too beautiful. Enough to make even the action crazy fans out there blush. The show is wholesome on too many levels. Not surprised to see it get a rating of 4/5. Kudos to TVF for bringing this amazing series for our viewing pleasure and taking us back to those golden days.
Broken But Beautiful
Released in two seasons, broken but beautiful is Ekta kapoor’s new venture with her ALT-BALAJI production house. Ekta kapoor is very well known for her shows like “Saas bhi kabhi Bahu thi”, but this web series is totally different form her past ventures. Broken but beautiful is romantic by genre and that too a great one. If you guys are into romantic types of series then you should definitely check out this one.
Broken but beautiful is about two people who have lost the love of their lives and are dwelling on it. But the thing that makes this show really amusing is the fact that they have showm importance of self love and how “moving on” in life can change your perspective of the world and the countless happiness there are in the future. This show is definlty must watch for the love smitten types. The flashbacks and the roller coaster of emotions keeps you hanging onto the show. Show has some great cast and many supporting characters which gives the show a different profound meaning.
Falling in love and being heart broken but with the right set of people who lift you up from that gloomy phase are the most important ones in your life. This fact is shown in a very beautifulway. Coming to the performances of the leads, they did an incredible job with it. They have as much credits as the writers for the popularity of the show. Another great message the show gives us is of “self love”. Unless and until you love yourself, you wont attract anyone.
Even though it’s the same old song of romance, the story line is compelling and love smitten are in one great treat with this show. The cast is amazing and the direction is appealing.
Married Woman Diaries
Married woman diaries is another one of Kabir Sadnand’s creation, streaming on SonyLIV platform. Can be also seen on sonyliv’s page of youtube. The names gives away the plot of the series. The protagonist a woman named Sweta who is a standup comedian by profession and her husband is a manager in some marketing firm. Sweta here showcases her married life through her standup acts, and those are really fun to watch for. Even though they are completely opposite to what they do or how they are they are so completely in love with each other and are shown perfectly in the series. The show is made in “2 phases” here phase is a fancy name for the season. The second season though is seen with a change in the cast of Sweta which was a bit degrading as we were used to seeing different Sweta in season 1.
The series is really fun, in a way where Sweta tells her audience how things change once married with all the wet towels across the house and messed up the kitchen and how she might be better off single which is hilarious. The series showcases many differences and disputes between a marries urban couple from a woman’s perspective. The span of episodes is small like 15-10 mins each.
The show, on the whole, is pretty good with the screenplay and storyline packed with nice fun punch and drama. The only thing which got some bad reputations and has stirred up some news was that its too stereotypical. Like how there are differences between her and mother in law over tea. Or how when a husband tries to be nice with a nice candlelit dinner, the wife feels that he probably screwed up in some way. The show received a good rating of 3/5.
Produced by Bindass on its youtube channel, dil buffering is a feel-good kind of web series. The plot focuses on Abby who is the protagonist here shot in Delhi. In this age of tinder and tons of dating apps, there still are some women who are actually waiting for their prince charming. Her family has her sister and super cool mom. Abby being young and cupcake lover dreams of having her own bakery shop.
The fairy tale of a frog and lady who meets her prince. Abby is just that trying to find her perfect one. But Abby has had tons of relations breakup in her quest to find her own prince charming. Her first relationship is with a cricketer who uses her for attractions and publicity, the 2nd one is with some doctor guy which she later finds out is not who she thought would be. 3rd one is an artist and Abby in a party gets to know that he flirts with every woman out there. In short, every guy she was with was a total jerk. All these breakups make her believe that there is no one perfect god made for her.
Later in the series, we come across a guy who actually likes her. Gaurav, the owner of the coffee shop where Abby visits daily. He likes her too much but is just afraid to convey the same. In the end, they find themselves having feelings for each other.
The show gives the lesson of it all works out in the end. Also, life is not a fairytale to be happy always. Some things are just not meant to be. The show gets a decent rating of 2.5/5 and is sure to make you feel good. Nice subtle and mellow.
A dice media production, little things is their best series. Little things have grabbed too many web awards and is not surprising since its that good of a show. The series is about an urban working couple, and despite all the workload the show tells us how the look for small things in their relationship and enjoy most of it. The show took the Indian web series platform by storm. The credit not only goes to the directors and writers but the actors who bring out the true essence of the writing. If it were not for them, the show wouldn’t have earned its name. unlike most of the web series, the show recently did season 3 and the prior ones were as good.
Being a small show with youtube, season 3 is on Netflix and has a pretty nice budget and this meant taking things up a notch. The writer did. The intensions of the show were and are pure with showcasing how hard and tough it is to be in live-in with all the daily struggles at the expense. Even though the storyline is as always very good, but somehow it feels like things just don’t add up. Maybe it’s because the writer had so many things planned for the show and so many things to tell, it did not fit properly as they think it would. Nonetheless, the show is amazing. We see cast has been expanded with both sides of the family and we get to see them. This time though in season3 it was more of a long-distance relationship for 6 months in the show, and it highlighted the couples struggle to stick around with all unanswered calls and texts. The show gets a nice 8.2/10.
The ‘Other’ love story
Won the NYC web fest 2016, is set in the 90s in Bangalore. Directed by Roopa Rao, this is truly an amazing work of art. The short series is of 12 episodes and roughly 10-12 minutes each.
The love story is about two women and how its like to be lesbian in the 90s. the social norms and the stigma centering women of how they should be and whatnot. The series is the exact representation of how influential society is. the love story is out of the world. those days where letters were in use and the kind of butterfly giving first love truly gets you. The thing about the series is this is a completely crowd-funded project. This was a good effort to alleviate the dependency of LGBTQ shows from other countries. The show doesn’t let the issues of lesbians interfere with the amazing and mainstream love story.
Roopa Rao has shown very beautifully what it like to be a woman in India and the restrictions they have, like the calls after 9 pm are suspicious and going out alone, the privacy and the decision making is just not allowed. The story solely highlights women protagonist and most done get men that much screentime to be familiar with. This I think is the best work of the series and is mellow with everything. The characters are really super good. Even though the story progresses slowly but the characters don’t bore you. Given how many different film fest and awards the show has grabbed there is no question about how good it is. the show receives an amazing full score of 10/10. Give it a try and make sure you spread the love and educate people.
What The Love
What the love is a Karan johar reality show, streaming of Netflix. The show is 7 episodes long with each episode of 45 minutes. The show is apparently is about helping millennials to find love in these gruesome times and Karan Johar takes this responsibility on his shoulder.
The shows kick off with a Karan throwing party for 40 something youngsters comprising of both boys and girls. Of them, he shortlists 6 individuals who he is supposed to train and find their love. The next 6 episodes are dedicated to each contestant. Being a reality show and that too a Karan Johar one, it lacks the drama or good humor for that matter, or not even quirky to keep the audience glues for the next episode. The point is, its bland. It didn’t hit off as many would think. In the show, Karan speaks of himself that he is that light at the end of the dark tunnel called love.
Each episode starts with Karan talking about he insecurities of the contender and taking them out of it by telling them to grow up, face-up, and many such things, to provide them with enough confidence to date. The next step is of course makeover. With the hairstylist to the makeup artist. According to the show Gucci is enough to boost up your confidence. Next in the line is “prep-date” wherein the contenders go one date with celebrities, where they teach how to act or behave when on a date also with some wise words. The episodes end with contenders going on 2 dates of which he/she has to select which they feel can work out within the future. That’s pretty much it. The ratings of the show according to IMDb is 4.5/10.
What’s Your Status
Published by new channel cheers on youtube. What’s your status is the story of the young lads, all of which showcases different phases so relationships namely- single, taken, married. The stories however are not interconnected but have 3 different sub storylines. Even the most successful of them have failed to give a quality show or movie with different storylines. The writes did an amazing job of creating a good script.
The series portrays three male protagonists. The first storyline is about a college student who is a lament about his love life and has a crush on his fresher. The other one is about a long-distance relationship of three years, and the guy gets to know that his girlfriend cheated on him. The third one is about the married guy and how he is struggling to meet his end of the marriage. The writers did an amazing job to squeeze all kinds of relationship stuff in this show. The pros of the show are that its highly relatable to the youth and easy to attract the viewers. Although there is nothing new as such with the concept, we have seen tons of shows or movies having the same base for their show. Nonetheless, its good to have such creators who take the common topic and yet have us glued to the show. That in itself I feel is not less than talent. There are some flaws with the show, as some of the characters I felt were unnecessary. But hey, who’s perfect. The cast is pretty solid with their performance, and I feel they are the main reason to alleviate the show of ordinary. There is one monologue in the show by none other than or cheated guy, and that is one sight to behold. The show gets a strong rating of 7/10.