Disclaimer: In this Taish review, I am only going to talk about the technical aspects of the series. There will be no spoilers in this review and you can totally agree or disagree with my personal opinions.
The Bejoy Nambiar crime thriller titled Taish is streaming now on Zee5. This series has a bunch of talented actors and a highly skilled crew. The story of Taish revolves around an incident that took place during a wedding ceremony.
How things changed after that and what consequences did the characters had to pay for their actions, is ultimately the things we are going to find out in this six episodes long series. Taish was initially planned to release as a movie but after seeing its length, the creators decided to release it as a web series.
The very first thing that will have your attention in Taish, is the beautiful cinematography by Harshvir Oberai. The locations where the series was shot, were very mesmerising and the way Harshvir captured the essence of the place is pure perfection.
The camera work involved during the action scenes were so good that you can literally feel the tension. The angles used for different sequences makes the viewing experience very enjoyable. For me, Taish is the most stylised web show of Indian digital space.
If the creators of Taish can provide us such amazing action sequences in this budget, I just can’t imaging how much brilliant stuff they will produce with a higher budget. Ian Van Temperley has given us an experience that will never go away from our memories. The car chase sequence and the fight scene in the pub are my personal favourite.
The next thing which impresses me very much in this series, is the brilliant editing by Priyank Prem Kumar. Taish never felt dragging or stretching at any moment in its running time. Every minute, every second has presented us something. There are very, literally very few scenes in the series that you will feel it could’ve been edited out.
SCREENPLAY & DIALOGUES
The most important quality of Taish that will make it different from other crime thrillers is definitely it’s screenplay. Anjali Nair, Kartik R. Iyer, Bejoy Nambiar and Nicola Louise Taylor has written such a piece that will keep you engaged from start to end.
The transition from one timeline to another was smooth. Not for a second, I ever felt distracted with the subplot developments. It came out with ease and mixed with the main storyline like a butter. Also the dialogues were pretty good. Gunjit Chopra & Bejoy Nambiar has chosen the right words to describe scenes and situations.
MUSIC & SOUND DESIGNING
If you have watched the teaser and trailer of Taish, I guess you are already in love with the soundtrack of this series. Seriously, what an amazing album it is. Every mood, every emotion has a song to describe it. Yes, it felt a bit more at some points to me but that was manageable.
Also the highly intensified scenes in Taish deserves a good sound mix and Sushant H Amin gave them that. Only in the 2nd & last episodes, I found some off beat sound effects. “Kol Kol” by Jyotica Tangri is a song you can listen on loop and “Roshni Si” by Ashwin Gopakumar is the one that you want to add in your workout playlist.
The man behind this ultra stylish crime thriller is Bejoy Nambiar, who has done a brilliant job in directing it. From the first to the last frame of the series, I honestly didn’t felt bored at all. This storyline is very inventive and refreshing.
The way it was presented made it so interesting to watch. The lighting used in several scenes to introduce characters makes the effect ten times impactful. Bejoy made a classic piece of art in my opinion.
What can I say about the performances of the actors in this series! From the supporting cast to the main leads, everyone left their mark through their characters. Saurabh Sachdeva, Saloni Batra, Abhimanyu Singh, Zoa Morani, Viraf Patel, Ankur Rathee, Armaan Khera, Ikhlaque Khan and more has done a fine job in Taish. Their characters were very well written and they performed it just amazingly.
The stars of this series are the lead cast for sure. Harshvardhan Rane, Jim Sarbh, Pulkit Samrat, Sanjeeda Sheikh and Kriti Kharbanda has shown us what natural acting actually means. They have performed so good in the skins of these characters, that for a moment I felt like they were no more acting. Everyone one of them has an unique quality and they all did justice to it.
Honestly, Taish made me believe once again that India doesn’t lack good scripts but it lacks good audience. I am requesting everyone who are reading this review to please go and watch Taish on Zee5. The creators needs you and the actors deserves your attention. Don’t fail them this time, support this series/film.