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Candy: Ought To Be A Monster Horror Of Bollywood Version Of Wendigo

Candy excels at one of its few basic elements: compelling parenthood. Parents actually care about their children, unlike the demonized portrayal of parents depicted in every other teen flick

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Khushant Runghe
Khushant Runghe
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INDIA: Candy a web series that consists of drugs, a slew of hormone-addled teenagers, and plenty of foul words is a critical aspect in attracting viewers to web series these days. Which dwindled in Rudrakund, a fictional replica of Nainital in Uttarakhand, is a confusing mess.

Candy begins with a murder in the town, which sets in motion a sequence of mystery death events. It also goes into the famed Masan’s past history of horrible homicides (a monster myth or belief of Rudrakund netizens). Masan seemed to have reverted to its cold-blooded course after all these years.

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The city is depicted as a monarchy headed by a stereotypical politician, Money Ranaut (Manu Rishi Chadha), who has the power to kill anybody and anywhere he wishes, as well as anyone who blindly follows him in his socio-political notion. All this feels like a totally overbaked premise. Writers have imbued his character with all of the most extreme negative feelings that a viewer might despise.

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His pampered kid Vayu Ranaut (Nakul Roshan Sahdev), who has an overly exaggerated attitude at times. It’s as if the creator was working to establish a character for teens, a cool person who uses the F word in every phrase and, sure, who does drugs. He’s also the one who sells drugs to minors, and guess what? His persona has heavily sympathized till the very end. The actor is the only good thing about the character. He has done an excellent job of articulating every emotion.

The most unrelatable aspect of the series Candy is the depiction of adolescent life. Instead of going to school, they engage in activities such as drugs, hookups in the forest, which is completely Masan’s killing region. It is also demonstrated that they are not responsible for their behavior, with all guilt being placed on the conservative society in terms of the writer, which is pretty illogical to witness. On the other side, their drug addiction is promoted as a necessity that every stressed-out adolescent should engage in.

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The only thing that soothes the eyes are beautiful views of excellent colorful cinematography. And the murder, which appears inconceivable to carry out but, disregarding this, appears to be highly interesting, which could entice viewers to want to know who Masan is or whether it is true.

Candy excels at one of its few basic elements: compelling parenthood. Parents actually care about their children, unlike the demonized portrayal of parents depicted in every other teen flick.
A series of murders based on a legend of a creature penned down in the Bollywood version of Wendigo. And a schoolteacher (Ronit Roy) who is traumatized by the loss of his long-lost daughter. His wife, who is mentally drained. Richa Chadha, a female police officer with a previous husband issue, joins the team. This appears to be an ideal story for setting up a thriller premise with well-placed subplots. But, for some reason, it was unable to deliver.

Transcontinental Times rating: 3/5

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