Web Series Review | It’s Complicated: A random experiment

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Review of Bangla web series It’s Complicated is here. Directed by Debanjan Majhi, It’s Complicated features Roosha Chatterjee, Rahul Dev Bose, Aryan D Roy and Titas Bhowmik. The series is live on CineShorts Premiere, an indie short film distribution platform.

Immediate reaction when the end credits roll
What happens when you shoot something without a script? Wait a second… How can you shoot something without a script?

The story of It’s Complicated
“It’s Complicated” is about four individuals Roosha Chatterjee (Pari), Rahul Dev Bose (Vivek), Aryan D Roy (Sohail) and Titas Bhowmik (Anmol), and how their relationships take a turn when they start revealing the truth about each other.

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It’s Complicated review
This experimental three-episode series which the makers claim was shot without any script, but only a beginning and an end. The actors were briefed about the scene on what is expected, and the entire narrative took shape on the edit table. Awesome, so director Debanjan Majhi shot something which has a story but not a script.

It’s Complicated… literally. Two friends meet after a hiatus and things from the past starts spoiling the reunion.

Debanjan Majhi’s experiment may impress a student of mass media but not a common cine goer or an aficionado of cinema.

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Wannabe filmmakers do come up with such figments of imaginations, Debanjan Majhi took it to another level – made it a reality and for that he deserves a pat on his back. The part and parcel of Corona lockdown you can say…

Anyways coming to the experimental three-episode series, Debanjan Majhi in his zest to turn smart and do something impromptu, strips away the required details of his characters believing that the viewer will find an instant connect. There are key moments, but the viewer is paralyzed and unable to react as he is not familiar with any of them.

Roosha Chatterjee (Pari), Rahul Dev Bose (Vivek), Aryan D Roy (Sohail) and Titas Bhowmik (Anmol) all even after giving decent performances fail to gain the attention of the audience, their pain, sorrow, anger fails to get channelize.

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All end up as just a rough skeleton sketch and furthermore if there is any connection / sympathy with Titas Bhowmik (Anmol) which might be a meta then it turns plain plastic.

We never get to know who these people are and whatever curiosity generated in the opening scene starts to wane slowly and gradually.

Final words
I repeat the question again, what happens when you shoot something without a script? Wait a second… How can you shoot something without a script?

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