INDIA: In the midst of all of this hormone hinged craziness, Kota Factory stands out in every way, not only motivating students but also mentoring them on how to avoid romanticizing depression and anxiety.
Teenagers high on hormones whose only goal is to focus on relationships in the brand of so-called true love, which ultimately leads to crazy hook-ups because that’s what earns them respect in high school, and demonized parents whose only motive is to crush their children’s dreams are the basic ingredients for an average coming of age teenage drama.
So here are the reasons why Kota Factory is a tight slap to coming-of-age teenage dramas.
Denial, adjustment, and acceptance:
Vaibhav Pandey’s (Mayur More) point of view nicely captures the life of a student who strives to be an IITian. His life in Kota is painted in black and white, as are his memories of the past, which are depicted in the form of a series. His fight for studying, oily mess food, and his lifestyle has been shown in the format of denial, adjustment, and acceptance since day one in Kota.
If Kota Factory had followed the tedious formula of teen drama, Vaibhav would have been presented as a student who is tired of his life and eventually despondent from all the stuff he might have shown doing drugs and blaming it on his conservative parents. Instead of confronting the issue, he would have been pictured fleeing it, which he would have used as an excuse to pursue his ambition.
Realism is its major aspect:
The recreation of the environment in the Kota is remarkable, which is one of the main reasons why students connect with it. The coaching institutions their politics with professors and students, some of whom are disliked and adored, including fan-favorite Jeetu Bhaiya (Jitendra Kumar) Who is the series’ main attraction, and how he connects with students, makes us wonder can our mentor be the same as Jeetu Bhaiya.
The show doesn’t focus on just one character; it portrays a wide range of students, from financially disadvantaged Meena (Ranjan Raj) who lives in a storeroom on rent to Uday (Alam Khan) who is academically challenged but never blames his parents or others for his predicament. Plus his dialogue at the end of season one ‘’Ma bap ke decision shayad galat ho sakte hai par unki niyat kabhi galat nahi hoti’’ defines the importance of parents in everyone’s life.
Denials the narrative of toxic parenthood:
Teen dramas have a long tradition of portraying parents as monsters whose sole motivation is to demolish their children’s goals. In Udaan, Ronit Roy’s character is the perfect example; he drinks and engages in other undesirable behaviors throughout the film. Finally, the main protagonist slaps his father and storms out of the house.
In Kota Factory, Vaibhav is depicted as a youngster who is angry with his mother at first, but as his character arc grows, he realizes the significance of his mother. When Vaibhav gets jaundice in the second season, Jeetu Bhaiya says, “M se mummy call her ASAP,” which reveals a lot about how a child heals swiftly in both physical and emotional terms when they receive sufficient parental love and devotion.
This series succeeds in both technical and plot arc aspects, making it a must-watch for all youngsters and a strong recommendation for the generation of keyboard warriors.