Tandav is the latest webseries which has been officially released on Amazon Prime on January 15, 2021. There are 9 episodes in this webseries with a total screentime of around 5 hours.
Tandav story is revolved around Saif Ali Khan aka Samar Pratap Singh, who wants to rule the country as the Prime Minister. Samar’s father Devki Nandan role has been played by Tigmanshu Dhulia, who is about to become the Prime Minister for the third consecutive time. Well, before the declaration of the election result, Samar killed his own father to become the Prime Minister of the country. Samar’s unofficial mother role has been essayed by Dimple Kapadia aka Anuradha Prasad. She somehow got to know that Devki Nandan has been killed by Samar only. Well, what happens next forms the rest of the story.
This webseries also stars Mohammed Zeeshan Aayub essays the role of Shiva, who is a university student. On the other hand, Sunil Grover aka Gurpal is a personal assistant of Samar. Many real life events have been used in this webseries by adding fictional elements. This webseries also stars Kumud Mishra aka Gopal Das, Kritika Kamra, Sarah Jane Dias, Annup Sonii, Paresh Pahuja, Dino Morea, Shonali Nagrani, Hitten Ttejwani, Neha Hinge, Sukhmani Sadana, and many others. The base of this story is based in Delhi, which is also called the National Capital of Politics.
Tandav webseries early reviews are out now and they are in a range of 2 to 2.5 stars out of 5. It got 4.6 stars out of 10 on IMDB.
This webseries has been written by Gaurav Solanki. It has been produced by Himanshu Kishan Mehra and Ali Abbas Zafar. It has been directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. The cinematography has been done by Karol Stadnik and he did a brilliant work behind the lenses. The music has been rendered by Julius Packiam. The editing work has been done by Steven H Bernard.
The budget of Tandav hasn’t been revealed yet but it would be reportedly over 80 to 100 crores.
Bollywood Crazies Opinion: Tandav webseries has its chill moments and you will like it at some extent. I am happy that Ali Abbas Zafar has made this webseries with big Superstars of Bollywood. Even, the editing, cinematography and music has been handled by International crew members. It is more of style and less of substance that I felt in this webseries. One thing that I really liked is the production value of this webseries which is high in terms of money.
Altogether, Tandav is a strong story but the execution is not up to the mark.
Last word: Watch it for Saif Ali Khan, Mohd. Zeeshan Aayub and Dimple Kapadia.
Bollywood Crazies Ratings: Tandav Review- First Class (60 percent out of 100).