By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 20, Jan 2021, 17:02 pm IST | UPDATED: 21, Jan 2021, 9:58 am IST
A parallel story is that of the idealistic campus activist Shiva (Zeeshan Ayyub) who becomes an overnight icon as he shines at a political event. Shiva now wants to bring the change, sway the youth, overthrow the power pillars – he knows the sweet taste of power. And power corrupts. Shiva and Samar will meet as country politics will cross-roads with youth politics. Tandav is the coming together of a series of manipulations that exposes layers of human greed, ambition, love, vulnerability, and violence.'
In Tandava, the farmers protest comes up as a big issue, which gets left behind as the story progresses. In this web series, Muslim citizens have been shown to be easy victims of power under right-wing rule. The colors of student politics are here but prove to be dull in front of the main politics. They do not get out of the triangle of college, hostel, police station. As a student leader, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayub makes a good start but his character keeps getting derailed in between.
The artist who leaves the most terrific impression is Dimple Kapadia. She has made her role credible. Though Saif Ali Khan gets the benefit of being a hero. He neither sets up as a leader nor looks like a dictator, in the end his innings is definitely certain when Samar Pratap Singh comes in the role of King Maker. Sunil Grover is a good actor and he has capitalized on the opportunity found here. Other artists have tried their best to fit in their own space.
A glimpse of the palace of Saif Ali Khan, a descendant of the bygone Nawabs, is a good reason to see this webseries. Camerawork and character dresses are also attractive here. Tigmanshu Dhulia, however, is terrific as Devki Nandan (who is eliminated after episode one).
Written by Article 15 fame writer Gaurav Solanki, Tandav is produced by Himanshu Kishan Mehra and Ali Abbas Zafar’s Offside Entertainment.