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Lockdown Review : Mastram-Hindi series on MX Play
Published on Jun 24, 2020 5:00 pm IST

Cast : Anshuman Jha ,Tara Alisha Berry, Aakash Dahiya ,Sagar

Directed by : Akhilesh jaiswal

Music by : Yo Yo Honey Singh, Saurabh Kalsi

So, continuing the series of reviewing movies and shows during the lockdown period, our today’s pick is the Hindi web series, Mastram. The series is available for free on MX Playe rand now let’s see how it is.

What’s it about

The series is set in the late ’80s where there were no phones and the only time pass was reading books. Rajaram is a writer who is going through career issues. His publisher is not paying heed to his stories and promises him to publish his new story only when he adds some erotic stuff to it. Left with no choice, Rajaram writes an adult erotic series with the pen name Mastram. It becomes a solid hit but no one knows that it is written by Rajaram. Things get chaotic when he falls in love with Madhu(Tara Alisha Berry) and plans to settle down with her. How will Rajaram solve this dual life problem is the whole story of the series.

What’s good?

Erotic and adult comedies are quite less in India and Mastram tries to cater to one section of the audience which is the youth and it succeeds in it. Ayushman Jha, who plays the main lead is a perfect setting for the role and he does his confused role superbly. The so-called adult scenes in the show will attract teenagers.

The small town concept and how the young writer visualizes all this adult content to write his book has been showcased quite well. Vipin Sharma is amazing in the role of a publisher and adds a slot of depth to the show. The double meaning dialogues create a good fun factor in the series.

What’s bad?

Apart from two key characters, the rest of the supporting cast is quite dull and they do no create any effect. Heroine, Tara Alisha Berry is pretty disappointing in her role and a better actress could have made matters better. The show is aimed at the young generation and many adult scenes look a bit silly and over the top for the regular audience.

There are way too many episodes and instead of 10, the story could have been wrapped up in 7 seven episodes. After a point in the show, it is more about selling sex in the story rather than dealing with the story of the writer and his journey.

Final Word

Overall, Mastram is an adult comedy that is made for its target audience. If you are the ones who like such erotic dramas, this series has some good masala and can be given a shot for it. But there is nothing special in the story or drama that it showcases. It has good eye candy and nothing else.

Rating: 2.5/5

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