In the midst of the multibillion-dollar business of big-screen movies, the growing disinterest of the audience in television series has left no stone unturned to reshape the third choice of OTT platform web networks.
Immersing in the superficial and monotonous life of the metropolis, in addition to the everyday hustle and bustle of ordinary life, there is a different pleasure from the zonal environment of villages, the atmosphere of belonging, seated in the open air. It is more that this happiness is trapped by the irony of all the stereotypes, traditions such as castism.
Sony Liv’s web series Nirmal Pathak Ki Ghar Wapsi, which launched earlier this month, beautifully exposes this double standard. A village deep in the Buxar district of Bihar forms the basis of this story. Years ago, leaving the village for some reason and settling in the city, Nirmal, the young man of the eldest son of the family, in adversity, when he arrives among his loved ones, the bittersweet experiences he had with him were assembled in the script of this series.
After arriving in the village, along with his mother, grandfather, uncle, aunt, cousin, brother and villagers, Nirmal Pathak has to face the bitter truth that many years after independence, to this day, the areas rural have not recovered. Searching for the reason why his father left town, this communist-minded young Turk, after many interesting developments, finds himself the bearer of his father’s legacy.
In fact, the confusion of the caste equations became the reason for Nirmal’s father’s disillusionment with the village, which Nirmal’s revolutionary outlook cannot tolerate at all. Like Lakshman, Nirmal is not able to easily digest the attachment and compulsion of a younger cousin in local politics. This ironic story, in search of the peace hidden in the regional atmosphere, did not manage to reach any decisive turning point until the end.
Directed by Rahul Pandey and Satish Nair, ‘Nirmal Pathak Ki Ghar Wapsi’ web series impresses on screen through acting and photography while retaining the scent of remote rural Bihar.
Vaibhav Tatvadi in the lead role of Nirmal Pathak, former Marathi movie heroine Alka Amin in the role of mother, Pankaj Jha as uncle, Vineet Kumar as Netaji and Akash Makhija in the role of brother have done justice. Some of the dialogue in Bhojpuri and the folk music in the background make the series fascinating. After ‘Panchayat’, this other clean and meaningful web series has tried to change the tastes of the audience once again.