Name: It Happened In Calcutta
Release Date: February 29, 2020
Available on: ALT Balaji and Zee5
Director: Ken Ghosh
Cast: Karan Kundrra, Naghma Rizwan
About the story:
It Happened in Calcutta is another joint project by ALT Balaji and Zee5. The romantic drama directed by Ken Ghosh was set to premiere digitally on February 14 but witnessed a delayed release on February 29, 2020. A story set in the yesteryear, that intends to talk about love in the time of plague, war and political breakdown of the country.
Watch the trailer here:
It highlights the journey of star-crossed lovers Ronobir (Karan Kundrra) and Kusum (Naghma Rizwan). Both are students of the Calcutta Medical College. While Ronobir is a rich, spoilt brat who spends most of his time to bed women, Kusum, the only female student of the college pursuing MBBS, is a virtuous young woman. However, things change when Ronobir falls head over heels for Kusum but several hurdles come their way.
While It Happened In Calcutta could have made wonders with its concept and storyline, it renders nothing but disappointment. Numerous loopholes fall within the story.
Ken Ghosh could have carved a wonderful series with an ambitious and opinionated female protagonist back in the conservative times. However, Kusum’s ambitions go in vain once she is introduced to Ronobir. The track mostly focuses on the sexual encounters of the medical students rather than their medical assessments. The characters may have dressed into the polka dots, sleek buns and dark kohled eye looks of the 60s, but couldn’t put forth the charm of that era on screen. We tried our level best but couldn’t figure out any positive aspects that could work in favor of the series.
What works: Production Design
What doesn’t work: Story and performances
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