Ronit Roy and Richa Chadha’s web series is layered, moderately paced, and engaging

Duration: 35 minutes per episode (8 episodes in total) Also Read – Trending OTT News Today: Farhan Akhtar’s MEGA DEAL with Netflix, Richa Chadha’s Amazing Preparation for Candy, Billie Eilish Rekindles Drive-In Magic, and More

Director: Ashish R. Shukla

Cast: Richa Chadha, Ronit Bose Roy, Manu Rishi Chadha, Gopal Datt Tiwari, Riddhi Kumar, Nakul Roshan Sahdev, and Mikhael Kantroo. Also read: Money Heist Part 5, Pavitra Rishta 2.0, Helmet, Tuck Jagdish and more OTT releases from September 2021 that deserve a place on your WHAT TO SEE list

Rating: *** 1/2

By Troy Ribeiro

Set in the mountainous terrain of Rudrakund, ‘Candy’ is a layered, moderately paced police broadcast on Voot.

The series begins with the murder of Mehul Awasthi (Mihir Ahuja), an elite boarding school student, whose body was found hoisted up in a tree in a forest after his amateur investigation attempt to find the source of the drugs, also known like ‘Candy’. to his classmates.

Mehul’s death, along with the disappearance of his classmate Kalki Rawat (Riddhi Kumar), opens a Pandora’s box in the quiet city. Jayant Parekh (Ronit Bose Roy), her teacher and mentor, who incidentally lost his daughter studying at the same school a few years ago, scrambles the proverbial hornet’s nest to unravel the mystery.

The eight-episode series keeps you hooked on a lurking killer, drug dealers, corrupt cops, guilt-driven suspects and some out of overconfidence and ambition, a boy with Down syndrome, animal sacrifice to appease the gods , mafia justice … crying out for the suspect’s blood – and most of all, a “Massaand – Who the hell is a Massaand? A man, an animal or a demon.”

Although it may sound simple, the moderately paced narrative has complex layers of characters, setting, plot, and clues with organic complications and potential explanations.

On the action front, the ‘murders’ are pretty gruesome but not unpleasant. The drama is captivating throughout, except for the seventh episode, where the narrative creeps a bit.

The cast of ace delivers what is expected of them, no one strays from their comfort zone. It’s just Nakul Roshan Sahdev, despite being stereotyped with his braided hair and caring demeanor, in a well-recorded character as Vayu Ranaut, the spoiled son of politician and businessman Mani Ranaut (Manu Rishi Chadha), who stands out among them.

Ronit Bose Roy, with his haunting disposition, perfectly plays the grieving father and the patron master. Anju Alva Naik ably supports him as his wife Sonalika.

Richa Chadha as Ratna Sankhwar, the corrupt deputy superintendent of police, having her moment of redemption, is serious and superficial. Mikhael Kantroo, like Nakul’s silent bystander and close friend Luka, is subtle to some extent but confidence personified.

Among the students, Aditya Nanda as Sanjay, Bodhitsattva Sharma as Imran, Abbas Ali Ghaznavi as John, Prasanna Bisht as Ritika Sahay, Ayesha Kadusar as Saiba, and Shivangi Singh as Lina are all spontaneous and endearing.

Overall, the series is plausible, well-organized, and engaging.

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