OTT Review : Abhishek Bachchan’s Dasvi – Hindi film on Netflix

Release Date : April 07,2022 Rating : 2.25/5

Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, Yami Gautam, Nimrat Kaur, Danish Husain, Ravish Srivathsa

Director: Tushar Jalota

Producers: Dinesh Vijan, Sandeep Leyzell

Music Director: Sachin Sanghvi, Jigar Saraiya

Cinematography : Kabir Tejpal

Editor: Suresh

Abhishek Bachchan is back with his film Dasvi which is a political satire on the education system. The film is now streaming on Jio Cinema and Netflix. Let’s now see how it is.


The film is set in the fictional state of Hamit Pradesh. Ganga Ram Chaudary(Abhishek Bachchan) is a corrupt CM who is sent to jail for an educational scam. His wife, Bimla Devi(Nimrat Kaur) takes up the CM’s post and starts ignoring her husband. If this was not enough, the jail superintendent, Jyothi Deswal, slams Ganga Ram for being a corrupt and uneducated CM. Upset with this, Ganga Ram challenges Jyothi that he will complete his tenth exam. But this comes with a condition that if he fails to clear the exam, he won’t take the chair of CM again. What will Ganga do now? How will he handle his studies and manage his ambitious wife outside is the basic story of Dasvi.

Plus Points:

Dasvi becomes watchable only because of Abhishek Bachchan. He as the corrupt and uneducated politician does well in the film. Be it his costumes, body language, or the desi lingo that he uses, Abhishek Bachchan is top-notch and carries the film on his shoulders.

Yami Gautam is very good in the role of a jailor. Her conversations with Abhishek Bachchan are quite good and create a good impact on the film. The comedy created by Abhishek Bachchan along with his inmates is pretty good. The manner in which Abhishek Bachchan pursues his tenth exams is shown in a fun manner.

Minus Points:

The film has an interesting storyline but is narrated in a very inconsistent manner. The plot is established well in the beginning but the way Abhishek goes about doing things in the jail looks a bit over the top. His wife becomes the CM and gets hungry for power. This key aspect is sidelined and is narrated in a very silly manner.

The film is about a politician who gets empowered through education. This key aspect needed to have strong emotions. But the director takes the route of comedy and makes it look over the top in so many areas.

Also, one of the major drawbacks is that the principal characters of the politician, his wife, the policewoman, and the CM’s personal secretary are all half-baked characters and do not create any impact. Because of this, the lacks basic seriousness.

Technical Aspects:

The production values of the film are good. The UP setup, lingo, and production design of the jail backdrop are also good. The BGM was also impressive and so was the camerawork. The editing was bad as the mid portions of the film where the pursues his tenth standard have been stretched for no reason. Coming to the director Tushar Jalota, has done a disappointing job with the film. What could have been a good message-oriented fun drama is made silly with its execution.


On the whole, Dasvi has a superlative performance by Abhishek Bachchan. He shines through the film which is marred by illogical narration. The core concept is made silly midway and makes the film a tedious watch this weekend. Ignore it. Rating: 2.25/5

Reviewed by 123telugu Team


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