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Review of Webseries- The Night Manager

Introduction: Spy movies and series are always thrilling and engaging. They make suspense, action, and drama, and also give us a patriotic touch. We will see how The Night Manager series has made it possible to thrill and engage the audience.


Cast:

  • Anil Kapoor as Shailendra 'Shelly' Rungta

  • Aditya Roy Kapur as Shantanu 'Shaan' Sengupta

  • Sobhita Dhulipala as Kaveri 'K' Dixit, Shailendra's girlfriend

  • Tillotama Shome as Lipika Saikia Rao, RAW Officer

  • Ravi Behl as Jaiveer 'Jayu' Singh, Shelly's associate

  • Rukhsar Rehman as Mrinal Singh, Jaiveer's wife

  • Saswata Chatterjee as Brij Pal alias BJ, Shelly's right-hand man

  • Varun Shashi Rao as Naren Rao

  • Anand Vikas Potdukhe as Sarang Potdukhe

  • Bagavathi Perumal as D'Silva, Lipika's contact in Sri Lanka

  • Jagdish Rajpurohit as Nasser Loshkar, Shaan's superior in Dhaka

  • Salim Siddiqui as P. Tiwari, Policeman

  • Resh Lamba as Freddie Rehman, Shelly's associate and owner of the star hotel in Dhaka

  • Arista Mehta as Safina Kidwai Rehman, Freddie's wife

  • Supriya Shukla as Farzana Kidwai, Safina's mother

  • Shrenik Arora as Taha Rungta, Shelly's son

  • Joy Sengupta as Danish Khan, Lipika's superior in the RAW

  • Vikram Kapadia as Mitter alias "Indradhanush", Lipika and Danish' superior in the RAW

  • Akashdeep Sabir

  • Owais Bhatt

  • Bhupendra Singh Negi

  • Vipul Deshpande


Exact Review:

See, the story and screenplay are excellently written and full marks to the creative producer. The series is based on John Le Carre's Novel, and the story adaptation is done by Shridhar Raghavan and Sandeep Modi.

The story shows an arms dealer who is on the radar of Indian Intelligence, and a man who becomes a saviour, who neutralises future attacks and the deals permanently. The man here is Aditya Roy Kapoor aka Shantanu 'Shaan' Sengupta. A situation in a hotel, makes him stick to eliminating the people, who are involved in many things.


Talking about performances, everyone played their part quite well, especially Aditya Roy Kapoor, his performance was the best. This is one of the best performances of his career maybe after Yeh Jawani He Deewani. His smart actions, his risk-taking factor, his attitude and approach to any situation, which was a part of his role, he has carried that character of Shaan Sengupta very well.






Another character who is a supporting role yet is very well played is Shobhita Dhulipala. A character having many shades, yet found in the middle of a nasty game between the protagonist and antagonist, she made it a point to draw a map through this series that she will quietly yet rule over the situations happening in the series.


Every protagonist has an antagonist and, so is here. Anil Kapoor playing Shailendra Rungta alias Shelly has a negative character that has an arc of charm, royalness and power. This arc is affected by roots and the arc drastically starts deviating and dissolves with an extra drama, some bomb attacks and a trap with a gun.



Every character has a top-notch performance with a connection to the situation either created or by default. We see a royal aura, agencies, smart work, poised structure, in this series, which suits the screenplay and story.


Talking about the screenplay, it is fantastic, each character has a role to play, and a time period to define his/her role in detail, whereas Aditya Roy Kapoor has past, present and future all dots connected with each situation perfectly.


Technical Aspects: The cinematography is nice, and locations, sets, and royal rooms are captured nicely. The Background Music also makes a suitable connection with the scenes on-screen. The direction by Sandeep Modi and Priyanka Ghose is to be praised. Producers Deepak Dhar, Rishi Negi, and Rajesh Chadha took this over to them to present this series under the banner of Banijay Asia, Ink Factory Production.


Overall, the series is fantastic, and if you love spy-thriller movies or series, this one is definitely for you. It is streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.


It is rated 7.6/10 on IMDb.

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