A number of web series are in the race of video streaming platforms where makers are trying to cover every genre like thriller, biopic, drama, etc. A video streaming platform ZEE5 has come up with a new supernatural horror-comedy series “Bhoot Purva“, a light and breezy series where anything is possible.
Bhoot Purva follows the misadventures of a boy and his ghost friend. The 10-episode series is a light and breezy series with inventive twists and turns which are perfectly blended with humor. In the hilarious show, Omkar Kapoor plays the role of Purva, a down-on-luck loser who helps his ghost friend Aarav, played by Rishabh Chadha, to get back to his lost love.
Their misadventures get further complicated when the legend, none other than Baba Sehgal enters as Yamraaj. This leads to a series of mad events and showcases that anything is possible in the show, creating a laugh riot.
When it comes to the portrayal of characters, every character has done justice to their role and left no stone unturned to tickle our funny bones. The characters of Baba Sehgal and Zoa bring most of the twists in the tale. Talking about Baba Sehgal, he makes his debut in the field of web series with this ZEE5 Original. In the show, he goes a meaty fun role. Here, the funky, full of swag and social media addict Yamraaj is supposed to take away someone’s life but takes away the life of our young hero instead, setting of a chain of events. It is really impressive with how his character creates the central conflicts and follows it up with fun twists.
Directed by Gangs of Wasseypur fame writer and actor Zeeshan Quadri, the show actively avoids cliches to focus on some inventive events, pushing the limits of fantasy sequences in the series. For example, Aarav is a bhoot who does not have superpowers. This is quite the opposite of what we have seen so far.
The title of the series is named as Bhoot Purva, is taken from the combination of two protagonist’s names, Bhoot and Purva. In Hindi, Bhoot Purva means past tense. This highlights the witty and fun vibe of the show. But then, there are also some scenes of the story may let you believe that the chemistry between Purva and Bhoot is quite endearing.
The dialogues are spot on when it comes to pop culture references and taking potshots at horror genre cliches. But at the same time, there is ample romance, chaos, and confusion that indeed make the show a great binge watch series.
This series refreshes the childhood memories of twisting stories about ghosts and takes the humour quotient to a different level. So, no doubt, this new series of ZEE5 Originals will entertain the masses on the fact that anything is possible when it comes to a modern horror comedy. Are you still waiting? Go ahead and watch the ZEE5 original Bhoot Purva now.