Web Series Title: Hundred
Direction: Ruchi Narain, Ashutosh Shah, Taher Shabbir
Cast: Lara Dutta, Rinku Rajguru, Karan Wahi, Sudhanshu Pandey, Parmeet Sethi, Makarand Deshpande, Arun Nalawade
Cinematographer: Volker Shellbach
Editor: Tushar Parekh
Genre: Action, Comedy
What is it about: It’s a Hindi web series which follows the story of a terminally ill Netra (Rinku Rajguru). Saumya (Lara Dutta) takes advantage of her illness and her will risk her life, recruits her as an informer for her undercover missions. The series is jointly directed by Ruchi Narain, Taher Shabbir and Ashutosh Shah.
Hundred is one of the classic examples of a masala entertainer. It has all the ingredients to keep you invested.
Hotstar Specials is growing with a good collection of series. Their new addition is “Hundred” starring Lara Dutta and Rinku Rajguru of Sairaat fame. Hundred is one of the classic examples of a masala entertainer. It has all the ingredients to keep you invested.
What would you if you have only 100 days to live? Obviously your bucket list pops out and you try to fulfil your wishes. But how far would you go to achieve them has been comically portrayed with loads of laughter and thrilling moments. The series has three writers Abhishek Dubey, Ruchi Narain and Ashutosh Shah. They’ve done a great job in building the core and supporting characters. It’s not out of the world but it does decent justice to the genre of commercial entertainment.
Lara Dutta as Saumya Shukla has a great screen presence and she did an amazing job. Rinku Rajguru as Netra Patil will definitely steal your heart with innocent babble antics and her impeccable comic timing. It’s been a while I laughed hard and she was amazing. The supporting cast which includes Karan Wahi, Parmeet Sethi and Sudhanshu Pandey along with Rohini Hatingdi and Hrishikesh Joshi were commendable.
The cinematography by Volker Shellbach was good so was Tushar Parekh’s editing. Background score by The Salvage Audio collective complimented the series.
Verdict: The trio directors have done a good job. The series is spread across 8 episodes and keeps you entertained. It does slides a bit midway but makes sure to pick up the pace later. The series ends with a good lead to the second season. If you’re tired of intense and mind bending thrillers on OTT’s then take a break sit back and enjoy this light crackling entertainer. It’s currently streaming on Disney+Hotstar.
Watch the Trailer Here: