Season two is more powerful than the first -

Published:Dec 7, 202311:11
Season two is more powerful than the first -

Unpaused rolls out a second season that may very well be a big enchancment on its predecessor. Taking a tricky take a look on the devastation introduced on by the coronavirus pandemic, the five-episode assortment models rising experience alongside established filmmakers.

The Amazon Prime Video assortment moreover makes up for the shortcomings of its Tamil cousin Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyaadhaa, which treads too flippantly. By tackling the deaths, unemployment and shredded nerves ensuing from enforced confinement, Unpaused: Naya Safar goes previous the seemingly compulsive need of fiction creators to be sanguine a few devastating nicely being catastrophe.

Even the feel-good tales are tinged with the realisation of what has been misplaced, in all probability under no circumstances to be regained. In Nupur Asthana’s The Couple, Akriti (Shreya Dhanwanthary) and Dippy (Priyanshu Painyuli) uncover their marriage examined by sudden job loss. Summarily dismissed over a video identify, a gutted Akriti finds Dippy’s response wanting.

Priyanshu Painyuli and Shreya Dhanwanthary in Unpaused: Naya Safar. Courtesy Amazon Prime Video.

Their squabbling reaches the aim at which a variety of work-from-home {{couples}} have found themselves. Why are we even collectively, Akriti asks. She's going to get her reply shortly adequate. The crisp writing by Ashtana and Samina Motlekar is matched by easy chemistry between and strong performances by Dhanwanthary and Painyuli.

Ruchir Arun’s Teen Tigada is a clever riff on the WFH enterprise. A trio of thieves wheels a truckload of merchandise into an abandoned manufacturing facility, the place they’re pressured to attend until they get further orders from their boss. Caught with each other and hating every second of it, Chandan (Saqib Saleem), Dimple (Ashish Verma) and Ajeet (Sam Mohan) claw at each other like crabs in a barrel.

It’s sluggish in parts and incorporates uneven accents. However, the screenplay by Arun and Abhinandan Sridhar has some hilarious moments of absurdist comedy that’s simply delivered by the actors.

Unpaused: Naya Safar. Courtesy Amazon Prime Video.

Two episodes compete for consideration. Nagraj Manjule’s Vaikunth confronts the pandemic’s wrenching lack of life worth. Manjule himself performs Vikas, a crematorium worker who presents fireplace to a seemingly limitless pile of our our bodies. Pressured to hold his son to work and nervous about his Covid-19 optimistic father, Vikas nonetheless carries out a job dictated by caste with near-mechanical effectivity.

It begins with an extended dialogue-free sequence, whereby the first sounds are provided by bereaved relations. Writers Manjule and Sudhir Kulkarni, cinematographer Harshvardhan Waghdhare and editor Kutub Inamdar assemble up a hypnotic rhythm sooner than opening out the story to Vikas’s worst fears. The climax is typical of Manjule, whose motion pictures Fandry and Sairat equally end on extremely efficient footage which is perhaps arduous to miss.

Unpaused: Naya Safar. Courtesy Amazon Prime Video.

Vaikunth has sturdy opponents from Wrestle Room. Ayappa KM’s superb contribution is the one one throughout the anthology that’s unafraid of the open ending supplied by transient motion pictures nonetheless all-too-frequently rejected by filmmakers.

The cellphone calls merely don’t stop at a authorities centre in Mumbai that’s matching needy victims to hospital beds. One such cellphone identify stops Sangeeta (Geetanjali Kulkarni) in her tracks. It’s from a decide from her earlier she didn’t need reminding of.

Shubham’s screenplay is stuffed with rich particulars – the shortage of pens, the power scale back that interrupts the flow into of data, the character portraits of Sangeeta’s neighbours (carried out by Rasika Agashe and Purnanand Wandhekar). Cinematographer Tassaduq Hussain casts a grey hue over the drab centre the place Sangeeta faces an professional and moral dilemma.

Geetanjali Kulkarni in Unpaused: Naya Safar. Courtesy Amazon Prime Video.

Certainly one of many few actors who can emote from behind a masks, Geetanjali Kulkarni magnificently carries this slim and however rich portrait of one among many quite a few factors of the pandemic. It’s beautifully edited too, by Dipika Kalra.

The weakest film perhaps suffers from the strengths of the alternative episodes. Gond Ke Laddu, written and directed by Shikha Makan, brings collectively the housewife Susheela (Neena Kulkarni), provide worker Rohan (Lakshvir Singh Saran) and his partner Geetha (Darshana Rajendran).

Darshana Rajendran and Lakshvir Singh Saran in Unpaused: Naya Safar. Courtesy Amazon Prime Video.

The right second throughout the predictable plot emerges from Susheela’s fumbling makes an try to make use of her cellphone to book a provide slot. The chirpy tone is finest suited to the first season of Unpaused. With the bar raised throughout the second spherical, a perfectly ample transient film finds the provision of a feel-good message as highly effective as Rohan.

Unpaused: Naya Safar (2022).

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