Rudrabinar Obhishaap is a TV show directed by Joydeep Mukherjee and stars Vikram Chatterjee, Rupsa Chatterjee, Saurav Das, and Ditipriya Roy, alongside other cast members. The series has 5 episodes, each around 25 minutes long.
Hoichoi describes the series as:
Rudrapur and Anandagarh are two legendary schools of Indian classical music. However, these two places have a common past so dark that its revelation may change many lives forever. Join Alap and Shruti as they set out on a musical adventure to Rudrapur and crack the mystery of the curse of the Rudrabina.
– Rudrabinar Obhishaap review does not contain spoilers –
Rudrabinar Obhishaap has two things in abundance – exposition and music. Now, you’d expect the latter since it’s a mystery series about music but honestly, I wasn’t ready for the exposition and neither for the insane amount of cheesiness that we get to witness.
The first several minutes of the series is a rundown of what the Rudrabina is and its bloody history. Oh, and also why women can’t play it and what happens when they do. (Spoiler – they don’t have babies so you know, the worst thing that can happen to women because then what good is a woman in society? But I digress.)
Anyway, after a (few) murder(s), an abduction and a secret mirror-imaged clue later, you come to the realisation of all the answers to your secrets. Now, this isn’t a really brain-teaser of a show. It’s light and airy enough for you to have a good time without making you too uncomfortable. The twists and turns are predictable, but nothing for this to become your favourite show by a long shot. The short episode runtime is the real MVP that keeps the show from overdoing the information.
There’s a lot of threats thrown around and shockingly, no one communicates with the rest of the family so that things can be easily and safely handled. Rather, all the mothers rush out to meet unknown people who threaten them on the phone, and Alap isn’t any better. I feel like most of the problems that these people face could’ve been solved if they just communicated with each other, but what do I know?
Alap and Shruti are your typical lovely couple who are the epitome of the modern relationship. Shruti wears ripped jeans with her “shankha-pola” and has a septum piercing. Meanwhile, Alap is a sweet guy and they speak to each other informally. You know, modern relationships. Their pairing has been quite a fan-favourite since Tanshener Tanpura and I totally get why. I liked watching them together, their chemistry is quite nice and they seem like really great friends along with lovers. But, the only problem I have is Shruti is portrayed to be quite ditsy and I am unsure why that is. She could very well have been as insightful as Alap, but for some reason isn’t.
Performances throughout are solid. Everyone does a good job at taking care of their own roles. The cinematography is fine and the high production value is evident in every scene. Additionally, the background score and music is good as well and brings forth all the emotions of the show.
Summing up: Rudrabinar Obhishaap
Rudrabinar Obhishaap is an average thriller but a fun and headache-free watch that will definitely entertain you. The series has good chemistry among the leads and they are really comfortable to watch on-screen. There’s far too much exposition for far too long which can be a bit much after a while. This isn’t an earth-shattering mystery but is a good watch regardless and perfect for a family night-in.
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