Aashram Web Series Review: Why Politics And Religion Are Bad

Aashram Web Series Review

Aashram is an Indian web series available in Hindi-Language. The crime drama web series is being directed by Prakash Jha. Aashram is an MX player original’s. The show got its initial release on 28 August 2020. Aashram is available on the Mx Player website and App to freely stream. Habib Faisal has given the writing aspect of the web series. The first season consists of a total of 9 episodes. Aashram stories revolve around the godmen that commit horrors in the name of faith. And to bring down their tyranny few brave men took to investigate him. 

Aashram Web Series Cast
  • Bobby Deol as Baba Nirala
  • Chandan Roy Sanyal as Bhopa Swami
  • Aditi Sudhir Pohankar as Pammi
  • Darshan Kumaar as Ujagar Singh
  • Anupriya Goenka as Dr. Natasha
  • Vikram Kochhar as Sadhu
  • Tushar Pandey as Satti
  • Sachin Shroff as Hukum Singh

Aashram Web Series Summary 

Aashram Web Series Review

Aashram stories revolve around the fictional town of Kashipur. Here reside the self-proclaimed godmen “Kashipur waale Baba Nirala’. He has a grip over the mass society that is emotionally broke. His power comes from the nothingness of the society that does not have the will to defend themselves from problems; And are most vulnerable to such Godmen. Baba Nirala has influenced these people and manipulated them soo harshly that they consider him the ‘Messiah’ of the modern-day.

During such time, A vulnerable girl comes to baba Nirala for help. Pammi was drawn towards the baba. And was devoted to him completely. After, This incident. The town of Kashipur was in shock; When a skeleton of a person showed in a forest. All the links and everything was screaming only one name – The Asharam. Baba Nirala tries his level best to protect himself from this crime. 

Aashram Web Series Review 

Aashram Web Series Review

Aashram lacks the sturdiness of being a great web series. It has everything that would make a web series great, But the final product has many flaws. Starting my the cast Bobby Deol has done a decent job, But the role doesn’t fit him.

There could be many more actors that would grab the true identity of the character. Ashram’s writing is quite straightforward, And many episodes are just adaptations of real-life events. The exploration of politics and religion has been shown quite greatly in the web series.

Apart, From exploring different power structures in India, The show also takes on the caste system that gives birth to such a con man. The show has been tried to be politically correct on many occasions, Giving hints and sneak-peak, But the show did not express any thought deeply. Might be to avoid controversy. 

The colorful theme of the show symbolizes the portrayal of the darkness of society. A quick search on the internet will give you back several ‘Self Proclaimed Godmen’. Aashram is a story of tyrannical men using religion and politics to climb their way into darkness and crime.

Such people not only face no jail; But also protected from different politicians. Darshan Kumaar has immense himself into the character, He is the one who keeps his presence without boring the audience. Aashram touches many sensitive topics and explores the bad in our society. You should definitely watch the web series and gain different perceptions.

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