It’s a tasty story that manages to stretch the imagination.
This review of Netflix’s Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein season 1 does not contain spoilers.
From the first moments, Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein is intensely dramatic and over-the-top. Vikrant, the lead character of the series, narrates about his woes being tied to a woman named Purva that makes his life miserable and distressing. He describes the pitfalls of money and power and how his life was beautiful until he was reunited with Purva again.
The story brings Vikrant and Purva together. After being encouraged to work for a violent and wealthy politician due to family tradition, Vikrant finds himself being forced to form relations with Purva (she’s the politician’s daughter). With his life at risk, Vikrant has to be compliant, or he risks putting those he loves in danger.
It’s a tasty story that manages to stretch the imagination. As the series progresses, Vikrant becomes embroiled in a life of violent conspiracies as he desperately tries to disconnect from this life and progress his romance with his partner Shikha. This is a story of wealth and power and how the rich can attempt to buy anything either by reason or force.
Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein is extremely soapy. It doesn’t attempt to downplay what’s at stake, as it shoves the viewer down various rollercoasters. In one episode, Vikrant is on the run, and in the next, he’s wielding a gun. There’s no in-between to where this story is heading. It’s wildly unpredictable and predicates itself on wallowing danger.
But there is a binge factor to it despite its craziness. Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein managed to reel viewers in with its absurdities as it tries to fashion a high-octane thriller. It’s certainly worth the watch, even if it is a little childish in the delivery of the story.
You can watch Netflix’s Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein season 1 with a subscription.