Picasso (2023) Web Series Review: Rajputra Chanda’s title track is the only takeaway

Picasso (2023) Bengali Web Series Review:

Director Raja Chanda’s maiden web series starring Tota Roy Choudhury, Saurav Das, Srijla Guha, & Roja Paromita Dey premiered on Klikk on 30th November 2023.

The storyline of this series revolves around a painter named Palash Mukherjee (Tota Roychowdhury), popularly known as Picasso due to his painting skills. Strangely, whenever he creates a portrait of someone, that person dies within a few days. Vikram Sen, also known as Vicky (Saurav Das), is a drug-addicted fashion photographer, and Shreya (Srijla Guha) is a journalist in search of an exciting story. Is the painter responsible for the deaths, or is there a mystery behind it?

Unfortunately, the web series Picasso, produced with a low budget, lacks compelling moments throughout its duration. The only redeeming feature is Rajputra Chanda's title song. The cinematography by Soumyadipta Vicky Guin, editing by MD Kalam, and execution by Raja Chanda leave much to be desired.

The characters lack proper backstories, and their connections are not well-developed. Scenes often lack a clear link to their predecessors or successors. The weak plot, cliché dialogues, low production value, and subpar editing, cinematography, and execution may lead to disappointment.

The sole attraction of this web series is Tota Roy Choudhury, who has been exceptional in recent projects such as Nikhoj, Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahani, Mukhosh, and Feluda Pherot Season 1. However, his character in Picasso is not as exciting and differs significantly from the roles he typically chooses.

It has been over five years since the release of Raja Chanda's last commercial film, Sultan: The Saviour. Unfortunately, none of his recent works has garnered success or accolades from audiences. It might be high time for him to return to commercial filmmaking, where he achieved some success with films like Le Halua Le, Challenge 2, Rangbaaz, Bachchan, Besh Korechi Prem Korechi, and Kelor Kirti.


Post a Comment