jamtara Season 2 — on Netflix right now — is an idea in search of a story. Returning director Soumendra Padhi and writer Trishant Srivastava know where they want some of their characters to end, but they take the most mundane route to it. Through its eight-episode run, no one goes on a journey from Sunny (Sparsh Srivastava) to Rocky (Anshuman Pushkar) while on their way to their destination. Like the first season, jamtaraThe second season of is much more plot-driven. There is rarely a conversation between two characters that reveals who they are, or who they want to be. and towards the end, jamtara Season 2 more or less admits that he doesn’t know what he’s doing to some people — and cuts them off the show entirely.
No wonder that for a show that can’t be bothered to properly develop its characters and treats them as fodder for its narrative, jamtara season 2 Displays a blatant disregard for subjects that require subtlety and finesse. In its new season, the Netflix series decides to tackle the violence of cow vigilantes in India. A Muslim meat shop owner accused of selling beef – a word that jamtara Season 2 is too scared to speak up — and gets beaten up, when a news anchor uses his widely watched program as a dog whistle for his audience. But no one calls out the broadcaster, not even when the victim dies later. The whole incident is a minor conspiracy device in the ongoing feud between the two politicians.
As my mind began to drift thanks to the unintended plot and problematic choices, I began to wonder: What is jamtara Really trying to say? on one level, Netflix The series is about how the lack of good jobs and opportunities leads small towns to get rich quick schemes. They don’t have anything better on offer. On the other, it is about how money is power. This is why local politician Brajesh Bhan (Amit Sial) was so quick to join Sunny and Rocky’s operation in season 1 and season 2 to mix an election with Sunny’s wife and fellow scam artist Gudiya (Monica Panwar) into the mix. Extends that argument by throwing. ) presenting himself as a substitute for Brajesh. Politics may be more central than ever, but jamtara There is nothing new to say in Season 2.
jamtara Season 2 begins in November 2016 in Media Race, as of PM Modi The demonetisation drive hits and briefly sends the scamsters of Jamtara into panic. (It’s strange how it doesn’t cast a huge shadow over the Netflix series, given that Jamtara runs entirely on cash. For the sake of the polls, cash is being thrown around, with no explanation why. Where are the notes. Coming from. There’s also no talk of job losses or long queues at ATMs.) Outside of that, though, the status quo is back. Phishing has reached new heights Jharkhand Cities, where con artists are now buying phones and SIM cards in bulk – and by bulk, I mean thousands every week – to keep up with their revenue targets. Dare I say this, it’s starting to look professional.
Meanwhile, after somehow escaping from jail, Brajesh (Sial) is set to fight a political battle with his aunt Ganga Devi (Seema Pahwa), who has withdrawn his support from her. Ganga Devi, herself out of jail, has instead given the ticket to Gudiya Mandal (Panwar), hoping to stir up voters’ sentiments and bring her party back to power by Brajesh attacking Gudiya. Of course, the misogynistic townspeople are not inclined to confide in a woman – and it helps Brajesh that his family has been in power for decades. Pahwa, as always, is the most natural actor here. Unfortunately, his role is too limited to be called an extended cameo. Sial also feels isolated jamtara Season 2. He’s still a lot onscreen, but he doesn’t have much to do.
This brings us to our Scammer-in-Chief, Sunny. The Season 1 cliffhanger is resolved offscreen, with Sunny (Srivastava) starting Season 2 in a hospital to recover. There, he begins to think of a new scam, along the lines of Who wants to be a millionaire scam that you might have seen walk around WhatsApp, ,jamtara Season 2 continues to stay away from the limelight, as it has with Season 1.) But Jamtara’s cops – newly-promoted cyber cell chief Biswa Pathak (Dibyendu Bhattacharya), and returnee Dolly Sahu (Aksha Pardasani) and techie Saurav (Udit Arora), who is now in Ranchi but sent back to Jamtara on a special mission – is busy elsewhere, partly thanks to the scale of the operation by Brajesh, and a new scammer who is the wife of the Jharkhand Chief Minister. has gone behind.
Like Sial, Pardasani feels isolated jamtara Season 2, with the Netflix series, working overtime to engage Dolly in Jamtara’s business after relocating to Ranchi. Bhattacharya’s Biswa is caught between wanting to do a good police job and not suspending himself, but jamtara Season 2 never really digs in properly. And after being shot by Brajesh’s goons at the end of Season 1, Sunny seeks revenge on the guy who hired him in Season 2. But jamtara Keeps Srivastava engaged in scandal after scandal even on crutches, rarely letting him reflect on the enemies he has created. I didn’t even mention Pushkar’s Rocky, who doesn’t have much arc to be honest.
jamtara Season 2 focuses more on Panwar’s Gudiya, who has come to the fore because of her position as a candidate. Even in the limelight in public, Gudiya remains her timidity. And that’s fine. But the problem is, she’s more internal than the rest – her mind is constantly churning about how she can beat Brajesh, but that’s not something that translates well on screen. .
At least the doll is a consistent character. With its supporting cast, jamtara Season 2 flows the way it needs to. For plot purposes, people who were making money a few episodes ago easily become unable to do their jobs overnight. And while it’s okay to look mostly pretty dumb to regular people — we all know someone who’s fallen for one or more of these online scams — even thieves aren’t as smart as they are. claim. jamtara Season 2 shows they are using some really stupid methods to dupe ordinary people, although what’s even worse is how they put their money.
The Netflix series also engages in one of my pet peeves: getting technology wrong in movies. jamtara Season 2 is a classic example of this. Sunny’s “Big Scam Idea” in the new season is a brute force technique that stopped working centuries ago. There are also fake police investigations, in which a cyber expert traces a criminal who posted a video online without going through the platforms involved.
After all, what a doom jamtara Season 2 isn’t its control over technology – but storytelling. As the season progresses, its characters look less like three-dimensional humans, and chess pieces are moved around the board. ,jamtara Season 2 turns its drug-addicted comedy-relief characters into narrators, who offer commentary on the story by drawing mythological similes. It’s a naked attempt to make its story appear larger than life, but it falls flat on its face.)
Season 2 is also a clear case of a TV series designed as an X-hour movie, a decision that flies in its face. (I would have liked a few self-contained episodes that explored its darker ensemble.) And as tensions build up, the season 2 finale fizzles out. This is a tremendous end to a tremendous season. little things one side (which was not at all a Netflix original), the Wait! Has sustained for one Strong season 2 From House of Netflix India.
jamtara season 2 is released Friday, September 23 Worldwide on Netflix at 12:30 PM IST.