Here is a short review of the web-series original, “It happened in Calcutta” which will be released shortly.
Produced by: Ekta Kapoor
Lead actors: Karan Kundra, Naghma Rizwan, and Harma Singha
Release Date: Not disclosed
It happened in Calcutta Release date
Among the countable OTT platforms born recently, ALT Balaji is the one which is giving similar kinds of stories as in serials but not lengthy. As the trademark of Ekta Kapoor is showing longest-running tele shows, she has broken that trademark of a large number of episodes. But this trademark was replaced as a more number of seasons of originals in ALT Balaji. But this one is a new original which will be showcasing soon in ALT Balaji. So the release date has not been disclosed yet.
About the web-series, It happened in Calcutta
Still, now it is known that this web-series will be a love triangle ( one of the favorite themes of Ekta Kapoor) set up in the year of ’60s-’70s. As the love story takes place in Calcutta (now renamed as Kolkata), so the web series is named like this. As every Ekta Kapoor’s show, here also the heroine is aspiring dreams of having a good career. Though this time the career chosen by the heroine is a doctor and not a business.
So coming back, again the same Ekta concept, the heroine will be joining the army medical college with her hard work. But there she will fall in love with the heartthrob of the college, Ronobir Chatterjee. And then as usual with the twist in the form of a character played by Harman Singha will enter their life. Thus the love triangle will be started as shown in most of the serials of Ekta Kapoor (don’t know what is original or new in this, Sorry!).
It happened in Calcutta trailer
Still, there is no information regarding the release of the trailer for this web-series.
It happened in Calcutta review
If you are 90’s born, you will be well known with the trauma given by the Kasauti Zindagi ki, Kkusum, Karam, Kahin Kisi Roz and all serials starting with K. All of these would have been produced by Ekta Kapoor with the same storyline. And this web-series is also having the same storyline of the love triangle, separation, twist and reunion and so on. So mostly I do not feel anything new in this one.
Like the serials listed above, here also the heroine (named as Kusum) will forget her dream of becoming a doctor in the middle of the series. And it will be going on like memory loss, death and then come back by a miracle. With this, there will a lot of things which are not possible actually. So one can watch this with your own risk of not getting addicted to it.
Casts of It happened in Calcutta
Till now, it is disclosed that Karan Kundra will be playing the role of Ronobir Chatterjee. So he will be one of the male leads in this web series. Also, he is acting as the lead in another web-series of ALT Balaji as well. Then there is a fresh face of Naghma Rizwan playing the role of Kusum, the female lead. Then there is Harman Singha as the second male lead. And the remaining casts and crew were not known yet.
It happened in Calcutta Verdict
Wishing the cast and crew of this movie a stroke of very good luck for their success in their stunt. As I am not Ekta’s fan after watching her long-running shows during my childhood. I would say that watch it at your own risk. Because the base story is the same in almost all her shows, be it in teleshows or in web-series.
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