THE REUNION : About family ties

Sunday, 17 October 2021 | Shalini Saksena

Zoom Studio

*ing: Lillete Dubey, KK Raina, Veer Rajwant Singh, Kashmira Irani, Prabal Panjabi, Devika Vatsa

The Reunion is about a family that has not met for years but come together at the death of a family member and to carry out her last wishes. The subject and the underlying message that family comes first is great. It is rare to watch a film or a web series on such a subject these days. Definitely a welcome change.

Another plus of this web series is that none of the nine episodes are more than 24 minutes. This makes it easy to watch them at one go. Also, the locale chosen is very nice. Again, a rarity to see so much greenery and pristine beaches. The acting by the star cast is in the right place. Also, the story ends after nine episodes. So, if the makers want to extend this, it has to be a completely different track but may be with the same cast.

The father-sons relationship has been shown realistically. It is something that one sees often; usually fathers and sons don’t share a very good relationship and this has been brought out naturally. Given that people are looking for realistic cinema, this is right up their alley.

However, there are a few no-nos too. The acting by all is stilted; they appear to be just going with the motion of acting rather put in an effort. There is no chemistry between Veer Rajwant Singh and Kashmira Irani who play husband and wife here.

Those who are looking for realism, will like this one.

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