Name – Hostel Daze (2019)
Available on – Amazon Prime Video
Number of episodes – 5
Director – Raghav Subbu
Cast – Adarsh Gourav
About the story –
Created by Saurabh Khanna and Abhishek Yadav, TVF’s Hostel Daze is a show that depicts the life of hostel students and it also takes us through the adventures of four wing-mates — Ankit, Chirag, Jaat, and Jhaatu. They face various challenges and overcome many problems including ragging, study pressure family obstacles. The main leads navigate through this new phase in life and feelings of vulnerability. In 5 simple episodes, you will get a gist about their first semester in the hostel.
What doesn’t work –
Nothing new (old cliche story)
Duration of the show
Hostel Daze is like any other web series based on Hostel life. It is a situational based show which will take you through all the things that happen in a typical hostel and college life. The protagonists, namely Jaat, Ankit and Chirag become roommates in an interesting and unlikely way. They get through ragging, exams, exchange dating gyaan with their senior counterpart Jhantoo. All of them are on a search to get famous and make an image among their campus mates. However, in some instances, I felt like the show was stretched with the same old cliche story that we have already seen.
All the characters of Hostel Daze are pretty distinct and each one of them will tickle your funny bone. The coming timing of the leads is commendable. Some jokes will leave you laughing on the floor like anything. Among a few aspects where Hostel Daze gets its act right are the casting and dialogue-writing. Seeing fresh faces was surely an add on for the audience. The series would have worked a lot better if the director focused on much more imaginative and realistic situations. Perhaps, the duration of the show can also be a turn off for the binge-watchers out there.
In fact, if you wish to relive your Hostel life again, then this is the right show for you. With quite an entertaining crunch, Hostel Daze manages to keep you intact for a few episodes but not for much longer. Pretty much like 3 Idiots, this TVF web series also showcases the obvious ragging with a laughing riot. The boys are stripped to their underwears by their seniors, made to wear women’s inner-garments, threatened to be kissed, and are made to stroll around the hostel in the same condition.
Rating – 3.5/5
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