ZEE5 Original THE FINAL CALL review of the concluding episodes is here. Starring Arjun Rampal, Sakshi Tanwar, Neeraj Kabi, Javed Jaffrey, Anupriya Goenka and others, the thriller web series directed by Vijay Lalvani in the first four episodes kept us hooked in a niftily intoxicating ride. Let’s find out whether the tension, excitement is maintained and where this flight finally ends in the review of THE FINAL CALL concluding episodes.
Things that stays in your mind after THE FINAL CALL ends
The adaptation of Priya Kumar's bestseller I WILL GO WITH YOU: THE FLIGHT OF LIFETIME by Vijay Lalvani stays true to its reputation as a rare phenomenon in thrills. From the obvious to the ambiguous, this flight ends on a spiritual high and a sweet smile that cuddles our mind and soul.
What happens in the last four episodes – The story of THE FINAL CALL
The last four episodes take on soul searching and emotional journey with philosophical overtones. Revealing much can spoil the fun of those who wish to watch but it must be said that the entire journey of the disturbed pilot of Skyline flight 502 Captain Karan Sachdev (Arjun Rampal), and the 300 passengers that includes an astrologer Krishnamurthy (Neeraj Kabi), a business tycoon Siddharth Singhania (Javed Jaffrey), a budding writer Sarah (Paula McGlynn), a gorgeous flight attendant Giselle (Lydia Backhouse) and a dedicated Indian flight attendant Parineeta (Anupriya Goenka). Along with Airline officer Kiran Mirza (Sakshi Tanwar) and ATS officer Kale (Vipin Sharma) does finds its purpose and it’s not the routine run of the mill triumph of good v/s evil with pleasing thrills and much more.
Direction of Vijay Lalvani
The director left the viewers on a hook and made the wait eager. In the last four episodes, Vijay Lalvani maintains the ‘spirit’ and ensures the captivation that takes its emotional and spiritual course doesn’t get preachy in its agenda.
Arjun Rampal shows remarkable strength in the first four episodes and in the last four gains extra nuance in his vulnerability and ongoing fight with his inner demons. The actor successfully gives meaning to his characters aghast, fear, pain and guilt. The fantastic Javed Jaffery enhances his character as he gets an extra shade in the debate of body and soul. Neeraj Kabi as the astrologer in the final episodes comes closer to the purpose and spearheads the entire spiritual process with his known finesse. Sakshi Tanwar who came strong as the airline officer, who knows how to deal with criminals, is challenged emotionally and the actress comes triumph. Vipin Sharma has his moments.
The quality of a feature is maintained and the production values remain rich. Yiannis Manolopoulos’s brilliant cinematography, Nitesh Bhatia’s assured editing and Sameer Sawant’s apt production designing remains authentic throughout. The terrific background score by Sujoy Dazz and Amber Das keeps the momentum going uninterrupted.
We said earlier that THE FINAL CALL is not a regular run of the mill thriller and the final four episodes are a soul searching journey of different individuals in different situations going through different emotional turmoil. Those looking for routine action packed finale will be taken aback by the spiritual and psychological tones it takes and the shift and interplay of characters who achieve different shades. In this author’s opinion, some understanding of life is better to experience the conclusion of THE FINAL CALL. Some of the characters fail to get the required dimension as the focus shifts to Arjun, Javed and Sakshi.
THE FINAL CALL is a study of desire, destiny, humanity and spirituality through the vulnerability of a disturbed pilot. Committed to its spiritual undercurrents and the requirements of thrills ends on a spiritual high and transcends the digital web series/movie genre to a new high.