About the Web Series
This is horror comedy web series written and directed by Venkat Prabhu and it stars Kajal Aggarwal, Vaibhav Reddy, Kayal Anandhi, Priyanka, Selva, Daniel Annie Pope, Subbu Panchu Arunachalam.Live Telecast is streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar.
Synopsis of the Web Series
The story revolves around horror based drama TV program and what happens to the crew while shooting new show forms the story of this series.
Analysis of the Web Series
The first look posters and teaser created huge curiosity for this series mainly due to the director Venkat Prabhu as this is his debut in web series and also due to the strong star cast in this web series.
The main highlight in this web series is the casting , as the show has familiar faces and huge star like Kajal Aggarwal, performances in this show is good to an extent.
The show highlights the true nature of TV channels and how they can go to any extreme for TRP perfectly.
Music plays a vital role in horror thriller genres, sadly music director Premji disappoints big time with his background score as the BGM is below average.
The writing is flawed and there is no proper content to actually make this story into web series format as the actual story begins only from the 4th episode and first 3 episodes that is 90 minutes is completely wasted and has no significance and could have been easily trimmed down by the editor.
Horror element did not work out well as Venkat Prabhu’s writing is decade old and audiences have evolved but the story does not make sense in this 2021 timeline as it looks too outdated with too many logic loopholes.
Venkat Prabhu has tried to include every trick involved in horror segment, however most of the tricks, camera gimmicks, VFX does not look convincing.
This web series consists of 7 episodes running over 3.5 hours, however there is no connect involved here as the writing is weak and actors are also not able to do anything more as they are restricted with limited scope for acting as after point of time the fear factor looks so repetitive and it does not scare nor it makes you emotionally connected with the characters.
The show is heavily inspired by Solvathellam Unmai, Kadhai Alla Nijam and Heegu Unte shows.
Verdict- A time pass watch if you have lot of time and patience!!!
My Rating is 2/5