Story of Things Series Review & Ratings | Hit or Flop?

Story of Things Series Review: After the arrival of OTT platforms in India, many film makers have got the freedom to present any kind of story that might not work in theatres, but works on online platforms. As every person will watch whenever time permits, makers also started making series in the form of short stories that have a runtime of around 20-25 minutes. There are very few series in India that have different shorty stories and on such series is ‘Story of Things’ that is available for streaming on Sony Liv OTT platform from today. Trailer of this series looked interesting and created some curiosity among the audience. Let us get into the detailed review of this series, to know if it is watchable.

Story of Things Series Review


‘Story of Things’ is a compilation of a variety of short stories, each of which focuses on a different inanimate object that begins to act in an unusual manner. The items in question are as follows: a mobile phone; a weighing machine; a car; a compressor; and a mirror. Individuals from a variety of stories have some peculiar relationship with those objects, and the situations become more difficult for these characters as they become aware of weird occurrences in their lives after those objects were introduced into their lives.

Cast & Crew

Vinoth Kishan, Anshita Anand, Arjun Radhakrishnan, Shanthnu Bhagyaraj, Sidhique KM, Archana, Bharath Niwas, Linga, and Roju are playing other important roles from different short stories of this anthology series. Aditi Balan, Gautami Tadimalla, and Ritika Singh each play the lead role for a different story from this anthology series.

George K. Antoney is the writer and director of this ‘Story of Things’ series, while Chutzpah films, in partnership with Hari Prasad Uday, is the producer of this series. The music for this anthology series was created by Madley Blues (Prashanth Techno and Harish Venkat), and Harshvardhan Waghdhare was in charge of photography for the series. The anthology series is edited by George K. Antoney, who also serves as the director for the series.

Series Name Story of Things
Director George K. Antoney
Music Director Madley Blues (Prashanth Techno and Harish Venkat)
Producer Chutzpah films, Hari Prasad Uday
Genre Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Cast Vinod Kishan, Aditi Balan, Gautami Tadimalla, Ritika Singh, Shanthnu Bhagyaraj, Sidhique KM, Bharath Niwas, Roju
Cinematography Harshvardhan Waghdhare

Series Verdict

India have a wide variety of audience, who love to watch different genre movies and as everyone are busy with work, they are unable to sit back for more than 2 hours to watch a film in theatres. As web series were introduced in India, people started watching different series on different OTT platforms whenever the time permits and can pause watching it, if they aren’t interested. This made the OTT platforms to invest more money on original series that could bring them more viewership and subscriptions to their platforms.

Making a series with single story is easy, as every episode will create some kind of curiosity among the audience by the end and makes them watch next episode. But in case of a web series with different stories, it is not that easy to convince the audience to watch the full series, if the first episode in that series didn’t work out. ‘Story of Things’ creates the interest with the very first episode and continues it till the last episode, though there are few scenes from different episode that look illogical and boring, overall presentation of these short stories will definitely gives some thrill while watching. As this series have different stories, we do not want to spoil your excitement by revealing anything important from it, you can have a look on the trailer once again to decide, if you should watch this series.

While it comes to acting performances, actress Gautami pulled off her role very well with very settled expressions. Aditi Balan once again proved how good she can perform, if offered a good role. Vinod Kishan is one such talented actor in Tamil, who always impresses with his performances, but receives very less opportunities in movies, he once again gave a decent performance. Ritika Singh and Roju could have been better. Senior actors Siddique and Archana did very well. All other actors did their part well as required for the story.

Technically ‘Story of Things’ series looks very good. Background music composed by Madley Blues (Prashanth Techno and Harish Venkat) for this series is on of the major highlights, as the background score keeps you invested in the series till the last episode. Cinematography by Harshvardhan Waghdhare is another major highlight in this series, he managed to get the best output for every story and also created the mood of that particular story with the natural lighting, colors. Editing is crisp. Productions values of this series are decent.

Director George K. Antoney have created some interesting stories with very usual fictional thoughts that we go through in our every day life and made sure that these stories have some thrilling point that could connect with the audience. He definitely succeeded in creating the interest with his story telling skills, though series has different stories that are different from each other.

Overall, ‘Story of Things’ is definitely a watchable series in the absence of big theatrical releases this weekend. You can definitely watch this interesting series on Sony Liv for this weekend to have some thrilling experience.

Plus Points:

  • Actors
  • Cinematography

Minus Points:

  • Boring stories
  • Slow Narration

Rating: 2.25/5

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Bhargav Reddy

I am a passionate content writer and critic with extensive experience in the entertainment industry. I write reviews, opinion pieces, feature stories, and interviews for With a Bachelor's degree in Media Studies from IIT Bombay, I have the knowledge to analyze media texts critically and provide insightful commentary on film, television series, web series' etc.

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