Monday night saw the grand commencement of the much-anticipated fiction serial ‘Yudh'! Splashed all around on posters and trailors, this is one serial which must have, by far, had the biggest countdown ever. So, was this serial worth the wait?
‘Yudh' is the story of Amitabh Bachchan playing the business magnate Yudh (Yudhisthir Skarwar) and his struggles in personal and corporate world. The first reason why you definitely can't miss this serial is of course Amitabh Bachchan!
Yudh is suffering from a neuropsychological disorder and how he tackles that and his political and business rivals, fending off enemies from his empire! The first two episodes do show us a glimpse of the ‘angry-young-man' image in bits, leaving the audience asking for more. Secondly, the starcast includes Sarika, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Zakir Hussain, and Kay Kay Menon takes the serial to a new high! The director combination of acclaimed Anurag Kashyap and creative Shoojit Sircar will keep us hooked on with some thrills thrown every now and then.
The show is scheduled at a prime time at 10:30 pm five days a week. Amitabh Bachchan scores from the first episode itself. With very minimal make-up, he carries off the tough role of a patriarch and famous builder effortlessly! The script is well-composed with a tight pace as the story will wrap off within five weeks, so the audience will love to get hooked on and ensure they don't miss a single episode.
On the downside, the story seems to move at a very slow pace, despite an intriguing storyline which brings a few dull moments off and on. The story seems complex in the beginning with some scenes needing some explanation at times. The narrative could have been better and it complicates the story at times. Being a kind of dark story, the need for simplicity is seen. Perhaps, the pieces would come together as the serial proceeds. Other than this, the serial in its initial few episodes has managed to grab eye balls and seems that the fiction serial will turn out to be a turning point for Indian television too!