This year’s 24 totally failed to live up to its expectation. What we all expected was an action packed, thrilling story filled with twist and turns, however what we got was a total contrast. The storyline revolved around on the same facts over and over. The last episode has left me with a lot of questions so lets take a look at the factors which made this 24 a total flop.
- The concept of the virus: Yes the idea seems pretty good but seeing the people infected with it is not exactly what you want to see at 9pm prime time. The images of people coughing, bleeding and crying is such a devastating sight and you do not want to watch such repulsive images when on the other hand gripping and entertaining comedy show is going on.
- The power of Roshan Sherchand: The whole of ATU was at this person’s fingertips. Whatever he asks them to do they follow. He asks them to shoot Mallik, they do so. He asks them to free his daughter, the head of ATU comes running along. He asks them to let him out of the boat docks, he gets the satellite imagery. He is so powerful that he escapes a whole special unit of soldiers even after being shot during the virus exchange. Wow!
- The weak ATU: The ATU on the other hand cannot solve problems of their own. Their mission to capture the virus was a total flop. It resulted in Roshan escaping from jail and the virus being with him. They managed to let Roshan escape from the club, from the boat docks and they are the ones who took him out of jail. They manage to lose Kiran (Jai’s daughter) in a park full of ATU workers. Seems like the main hero of this series was Roshan Sherchand. And at the end it is Roshan’s accomplice Maddy who offers to help ATU solve the whole thing, otherwise they were going the totally different way.
- Dragging of the scenes: The ‘kidnapping’ of the Kiran’s neighbours daughter was stretched for so many episodes making it so irritating to watch. Also the attempt to free Roshan from jail was so stretched that it was a total bore.
- The loser Mallik: She would be the worst role for a leader. She was so confused herself that the other workers were telling her what to do. It was best that they shot her later in the series. Also I could not understand the motive for bringing up her special needs son, they might as well have taken a normal child.
- Siddharth Seghal’s family side: Firstly he leaves Mallik and his son ten years ago, however after Mallik’s death he greatly longs for her. Surprisingly, he reaches to all heights to free ‘his son’, whom he left 10 years ago ruthlessly.
- The Shinde side: This was the most irritating factor of this year’s season. I do not understand as to why that Antra was crying after the death of his husband. She was acting so dumb as she was making a whole scene out of the watch thing. Also this made no connection to that of story of the virus. I felt like clapping when she shot herself so that we do not have to see her irritating tantrums again.
- Devyani’s blood exchange: When Devyani was asked for her blood samples in the hospital where she worked, she exchanged the samples. It still remians a mystery as to why she did so as she later says she was unaware of the antibodies in her body.
- I bet there will be a Season 3: I know you are surprised by hearing this however if you remember, Jai Singh Rathore was wearing a bullet proof vest when that nani shot her. And I too am surprised that the nani who cannot handle her grandson at the moment , after returning from a hostage situation, has time to go on the internet, find a newly circulated video, find Jai at the hospital instead of ATU, find a gun and shoot him, while he was wearing a vest, within 30 minutes. Amazing!
- Roshan’s hacker Maddy: I was truly impressed by her hacking skills and awestruck by the easy availability of all the CCTV footages of delicate locations in Mumbai. She hacks into any system while sitting in her car.
The only thing I will remember in this series is the perfect acting and grace of Naina Singhania and Roshan Sherchand.