Suppose filmmakers like Sanjay Lila Bhansali, Ashutosh Gowariker, who has significant historical films experience, checked out the new MX Player Chhatrasal web show. In that case, they might consider starting training on how to make plays from time to time. Ashutosh Rana and Jitin Gulati’s star, Chatrasal, is an epic flop in the genre.
Can explain the plot in one sentence.
Chatrasal, son of warriors Shampat Rai Bundela and Saranda, who fought for the liberation of Bundelkhand from Mughal rule in the 17th century, has a lifelong mission to avenge the death of his parents, who Aurangzeb’s soldiers killed. His mother, his older cousin, his wife Dev Kumari and the kind “katapa” Mahabali helped him on this journey.
Of the many problems I’ve had with the show, the first and foremost is its duration. Nearly 20 hours of content came out to get us into a one minute fight with disgusting VFX. I could have even banged my head against the laptop at the end of episode 20, but then I realized that the machine had been through a lot.
Of the many problems I’ve had with the show, the first and foremost is its duration. Nearly 20 hours of content came out to get us into a one minute fight with disgusting VFX. I could have banged my head against the laptop at the end of episode 20, but then I realized that the machine had been through a lot.
Fans of Rana Ashuto will be very disappointed that the actor is naked:
A total of 1 hour out of 20 hours of content. He fits the role of Aurangzeb well, but in many places, I feel the actor is trying hard. Jitin Gulati as chatrasal was fine, but she didn’t need to brag about her achievements. I found the range relatively shallow. Nina Gupta tells the Hindi story well, but my question again – what is the need?
My heart is at the heart of writing a show that requires a lot of hard work from people, but nothing that impressed me with this series. Maybe the creators visualized the show great, but it certainly didn’t appear on the screen. I would say it deserves it, and I would rate it 1 star.
With one significant difference, all of these films are clones of each other. Some even do well, especially in the small towns and villages and cinemas in the down-market Mumbai and other big cities.
But the difference is that it is not a true story.
But think about it: study Chhatrasal online and discover. That even this giant cauldron of bullshit is nowhere near the actual story!
And what about the narrator, who often wears the finest saris and expensive sets? Neena Gupta speaks well, but for the life of me. I can’t imagine why she got this job as a sneaky performer. Like her who adds some extra cost to producers on top of sticky VFX.
Ashutosh Rana as Aurangzeb deserves to be a villain, even though he has been shown to have done many things. Those are not related to history and are too famous, such as imprisoning his father. Rana doesn’t insult or curse you despite the awful material at hand. Unless he chills you as he does in Sangharsh and Enemy.
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Jitin Gulati as an adult chatrasal never appeared in the parts I saw. But I watched her for a few minutes in later episodes. And thought she was good. The rest of the cast is routine, and Rudra Sonny. Who has had flawless hair and a relatively modern haircut for two long years. It does well in his role in the whole scenario as a 12-14 year old prince.