“Dhootha” marks Naga Chaitanya’s debut in the world of OTT, directed and written by Vikram K Kumar, available in multiple languages.
Sagar (Naga Chaitanya), a celebrated journalist, ascends to the position of Chief Editor at Samachar newspaper. However, his joy is short-lived as a series of tragedies unfold, predicted in advance by newspaper clippings. Dhootha explores how Sagar, grappling with these ominous forecasts, investigates the mystery and confronts potential enemies in his profession.
Vikram K Kumar’s storytelling prowess elevates the familiar plot, creating a captivating narrative. The series adeptly blends suspense with impactful elements like background score, visuals, and production design. Thrilling moments, particularly in depicting deaths, keep the audience on edge. The societal message is conveyed seamlessly, with well-connected layers and characters. Naga Chaitanya shines in his OTT debut, portraying a character with depth. Parvathy Thiruvothu delivers a standout performance, supported by a commendable cast.
Flashback portions lack impact and execution, diminishing the overall impact. The series could benefit from a shorter runtime, especially during pacing drops in the mid-episodes. The inclusion of cuss words might not resonate well with all viewers.
Ishaan Chhabra’s eerie background score adds intrigue, complemented by Mikolaj Sygula’s top-notch cinematography. Despite solid frames, improved editing could enhance the overall experience.
“Dhootha” stands out as a captivating mystery thriller, offering interesting moments. While the plot isn’t groundbreaking, the engaging narrative, stellar performances, and technical excellence make it a worthwhile watch. A slightly shorter runtime and improved flashback execution could have enhanced the viewing experience. Nevertheless, Naga Chaitanya’s performance makes this series a recommended watch for the weekend.
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