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Aashram Web Series Review, Cast and Trailer HD

Aashram Web Series Review

Story: In the small village of Kashipur (Uttar Pradesh), Baba Nirala Ji Maharaj also known as Baba Kashpur Wal (Bobby Deol) is considered a messiah of minority and persecuted communities. But the self-proclaimed Goodman has a dark history and is now catching up with it. Baba Ji has two options – let fate take its own course or use all its power to silence those intruding in order to bring it to justice. What will he choose?

Review: In 2012, the skeletal remains of a corpse appeared on a forest floor that the government had handed over to a giant company by illegal means. In another part of Kashipur, Baba Nirala (meaning unique) loses sleep due to his past crimes. This corpse only adds to his anxiety and the distinguished Ashram members know they need to act quickly before it all gets back to them and to Baba in particular.

As a filmmaker, Prakash Jha is best known for highlighting deeply rooted social issues in his films, and his current descent is a nine-part show of Goodman. The character of Baba ji is first taken out to induce fear, then demand respect not only from his fanatics but also from those who watch him carry on the reign of terror on television. Interestingly, in Ashram, Jha deals with multiple issues: the prevalence of discrimination against foresters and the dissatisfaction of a certain section of the reservations of minorities as two of the brightest (and ironic) themes. Dalit abuse, however, is being set out somewhat to set the tone for the web presentation and clear the way for what lies ahead. However, the topic is only moderately broached and dropped informally after the first two episodes. As some criminalize that corruption goes hand in hand with religious fanaticism, Jha integrates political idiots and lawlessness into his story, and the war between these two worlds – Godmen’s influence in India and the power of politics – makes him take control.

However, after the first few episodes, attention quickly turned to the paranoid Baba and his minions Bubba (Chandan Roy Sanial) – both are calm, and both are complicit. No one would have imagined Bobby Deol to get into the sinister shoes of an experienced con man / ruthless historical rap writer. The calm, along with his larger-than-life character, that Deol brings to Baba Kashipur Wale is a hypnotist. In the sequences where he presents “pravachans” with a background resembling a bhajan, Bobby is an all-time poor man Robinhood who is made to be so. And when the curtain falls, the brutal act comes to the fore in the blink of an eye; The transition from the Love of God to the Blood-sucking Baba is as smooth as a whistle. Bangladeshi actor Chandan Roy Sanial does all the dirty work of his partner in crime as if they were Titanic and Samba from the underworld. This is a compliment! Assistant Inspector Ujagar Singh (Darshan Kumar) gets a surprise moment when forensic pathologist Dr. Natasha Kataria (Anupria Goel) arrives. Together, they form the anti-Baba Kashpur Wheel division. Kumar stars as the tough guy and the person who ranks second in most things in life, Goenka is confident she is the only doctor in UP who handles post-mortem reports. There are other impressive shows too, and Tushar Pandey, Vikram Kuchar, Anurita Jha, Aditi Sudhir Pohankar and Rajiv Siddhartha deserve special mentions here to push the narrative forward with their parallels.

Without a doubt, the “ashram” is well thought out and cinematographer Chandan Kohli and production director Manoj Sharma is evident with the (specific) details, be it walls flaunting life-size portraits of Goodman and thick books for the leader’s preaching to the coffee mugs with his pictures printed on them and calendars and Baba’s hands humbly folded. Jha’s contrasting novel deserves accolades.

We can summarize this social comment while borrowing one of the best lines in the series by Darshan Kumar, “Jahaan noton se hoti hai kanoon ki aisi ki taisi, usiko India main kehte hain democracy.”

GenreCrime drama
Screenplay byKuldeep Ruhil, Tejpal Singh Rawat, Avinash Kumar, Madhvi Bhatt
Story byHabib Faisal
Directed byPrakash Jha
StarringBobby Deol
Voices ofSanjay Masoom
Composer(s)Advait Nemlekar
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes18 (season 1&2)
Production
Producer(s)Prakash Jha
Production location(s)India
CinematographyChandan Kowli
Editor(s)Santosh Mandal
Camera setupMulti-camera
Production company(s)Prakash Jha Productions
DistributorMX Player
Release
Original networkMX Player
Picture formatHDTV
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original release28 August 2020

Aashram Web Series Cast

  • Bobby Deol as Kashipur Waale Baba Nirala / Monty
  • Chandan Roy Sanyal as Bhopa Bhai / Bhopa Swami / Bhupendra Singh
  • Aaditi Pohankar as Parminder aka Pammi
  • Tushar Pandey as Satti
  • Darshan Kumar as SI Ujagar Singh
  • Anupriya Goenka as Dr. Natasha
  • Tridha Choudhury as Babita
  • Vikram Kochhar as Sadhu Sharma
  • Anil Rastogi as CM Sundar Lal
  • Sachin Shroff as Hukum Singh
  • Anurita Jha as Kavita
  • Rajeev Siddhartha as Akki
  • Jahangir Khan as Michael Rathi
  • Kanupriya Gupta as Mohini/ Sohini
  • Adhyayan Suman as Tinka Singh
  • Tanmay Ranjan as Dilawar
  • Vikram Katyal as Himanshu, Kavita’s Brother
  • Keshav Pandit as Kavita’s Father
  • Mala Sinha as Kavita’s Mother
  • Rupesh Kumar as Nonny, Pammi’s Cousin
  • Dimpy Mishra as Warden of Girls Hostel
  • Sandeep Yaadav as Bagga, PA of Hukum Singh
  • Navdeep Tomar as Sunny, an Aashram Goon
  • Mirza Ajhar Beg as Gabha, an Aashram Goon
  • Siddharth Srivastav as Jhonny, an Aashram Goon
  • Nawal Shukla as Gurusharan, Pammi’s Father
  • Puneeta Awasthy as Navjot, Pammi’s Mother
  • Akash Jaiswal as Vishal Singh, Pammi’s Best Friend
  • Agraj Panday as Iqbal Kureshi, Pammi’s Coach
  • Anand Prakash Sharma as Gurubaksh, Nonny’s Father
  • Simmi Bhatia as Kuljot, Nonny’s Mother
  • Amit Sinha as IG DP Sharma
  • Amit Sahu as Haricharan Das, a Police officer
  • Ikram Khan as Samandar Singh, Bada Mohalla Head
  • Ajay Singh as Sumit Kaushik, CM’s PA and Brother-in-law
  • Tulika Banerjee as Baba’s Wife
  • Akhilesh Tripathi and Jigesh as Baba’s sons
  • Pradeep Kukreja as Baba Mansukh, Baba Nirala’s Guru And Aashram Predecessor
  • Uday Veer Singh Yadav as Ishwar Nath, Snober’s Father and Baba Mansukh’s close person
  • Aakash Pandey as Rohtas, a lower cast sewadar
  • Varun Tamta as Vikrant Punia, NCB Officer who busts Tinka
  • Midhat Ullah Khan as Malang, an old sewadar at Aashram
  • Subrato Roy as Goyal, Aashram Head Administrator
  • Manish Mishra as Yogesh Rehghar who is a transgender
  • Preeti Singh as Sangeeta Wrestler
  • Akanksha Pandey as Renu, an Aashram Wrestler
  • Parinitaa Seth as Sadhvi Mata
  • Preeti Sood as Sanober
  • Arun Trivedi as Harbhajan Singh, Bada Mohalla Resident
  • Adarsh Pandey as a member of Bada Mohalla.
  • Jaimin Panchal as a member of Bada Mohalla

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