Aashram Season 3 Review: Prakash Jha’s name is still taken with great respect in cinema. When cinema based on sports was rarely discussed in the country, he attracted the attention of the country and the world by making a film like ‘Hip Hip Hurray.’ Then, by making films like ‘Damul’, ‘Parineeti’, ‘Mrityudand’ and ‘Gangajal’, he made his name repeatedly on the list of National Film Awards.
And, then he was enamored of the stars. After some more time passed, he also started liking acting. By the time he came to the film ‘Fraud Saiyan’, he had blown his credibility in the air as a producer. His star as a director started staggering with the film ‘Rajneeti’.
Prakash Jha has become an example of a strong director losing his luster in the aura of the stars of Hindi cinema. Prakash Jha is yet to take many more tests on his fans. In the third season, he changed the name of MX Player’s own series ‘Ashram’ to ‘Ek Badnaam Ashram’.
Watching its 10 episodes is no less than a challenge in itself. And, it doesn’t make sense after watching that it is the same Prakash Jha who won the National Film Award for Best Screenplay.
Aashram Season 3 Review: Week Story, Poor Screenplay
Aashram Season 3 Review: Mistakes happen the most. Cinema also understands only by making mistakes. Prakash Jha’s web series ‘Ek Badnaam Ashram’ is his third big mistake after ‘Satyagraha’ and ‘Jai Gangaajal’. In the eyes of the world, all the explosive stories have been written for the screen on the story of the crimes of the Babas or religious leaders who roam as saints.
People also liked them but the web series ‘Ek Badnaam Ashram’ kills the most in its handwriting. The character Baba Nirala, which he had created in the first season of this series, inspired by the conduct, behavior, and costumes of the alleged religious leaders in different jails of the country, always seemed fake due to a lack of directorial integrity.
At the end of the second season, Pammi escapes from his clutches, half the story of the third season, the two are trapped in the rat-cat race between the two. Baba feels that he needs to revive his brand so professional people are brought in for this.
And, the story comes to a standstill where it seems that Prakash Jha is going to make at least one more season of it, and who knows that he has shot two seasons simultaneously like last time.
Aashram 3 Review: Bobby Deol was satisfying
Aashram Season 3 Review: Be it the urge to watch the web series ‘Ek Badnaam Ashram’ for 10 episodes or that the compulsion remains only because of its two lead actors Bobby Deol and Chandan Roy Sanyal. Written on a weak story, both seem to be trying to put their lives in a sloppy screenplay.
This look of Bobby Deol has been surprising since the first season. It was the character of a corrupt, sly, possessive and lustful Baba who introduced the world to Bobby Deol’s acting ability.
People understood this, but the stories suitable for this complexion of theirs need to reach them more. Whatever he earned in ‘Class of 83’ he has lost it in ‘Love Hostel’.
Bhopa Swami, a character equal to Baba Nirala’s strength, has also been in this story since the beginning, Chandan Roy Sanyal, playing this character, seems to be overwhelming Bobby in all the scenes in the third season due to his energy and his acting chops.
Poor Screenplay for Female Characters in Aashram 3
Aashram Season 3 Review: Prakash Jha has lost his sight for which he has been getting respect in cinema by the time of the third season of the web series ‘Ek Badnaam Ashram’. Yeh Nazar is to present the female characters of the story with their own identity.
Here every female character in the entire series goes through X-rays from the eyes of men. He even presented Esha Gupta with a perspective that erodes the dignity of his character. Aditi Pohankar’s acting story has become hollow now.
They have fixed expressions for every scene. Tridha Choudhary’s work has become better than her and Anurita Jha has also left her mark in her brief role.
If Anurita gets good roles, she can become the next ‘Radhika Apte’ of digital. The characters of Anupriya Goenka, Darshan Kumar, and Adhyayan Suman are completely marginalized this time.
Aashram 3 Review: Should you watch the series?
Aashram Season 3 Review: The episodes of ‘Ek Badnaam Ashram’ are very long and seeing its scenes, it seems as if Prakash Jha, after speaking ‘action’, did a little more work and then came back and said ‘cut’. Scenes go on and on, go on and on, fortunately, there is also a fast forward option on OTT. Since the captain of the series i.e. its director has lost his grip on the series, it is also not right to blame the rest of the technical team. The series is very boring. Better not waste your time on this.