The Night Manager Review: Hindi film industry is now a days depending more on the remake content than the original content. Audience from Hindi circles are rejecting all the movies and series that are made with original content by Hindi film makers and watching the dubbed versions of movies from other languages, even though those movies were average in their respective industries.
This week we have a remake movie “Shehzada” releasing already in theatres and another series “The Night Manager,” which is also a remake is available for streaming on Disney+ Hotstar OTT platform today. Let us get into the detailed review of this new series to know if this remake series is able to entertain the audience on OTT platform at least.
A former soldier joins a hotel as a night manager after the demise of his girlfriend. Some situations make him to join the group of a dangerous arm dealer and becomes a member of his family with his nature soon. What is the reason for his entry into the hotel as night manager and his intention of becoming a close friend to arms dealer forms the rest of the story.
Cast & Crew
‘The Night Manager’ series stars Aditya Roy Kapoor in the lead role, while Anil Kapoor will be seen in another important role equivalent to that of protagonist in this series. Other cast of the series include Sobhita Dhulipala, Tillotama Shome, Saswata Chatterjee, Ravi Behl, Jagdish Rajpurohit, Salim Siddiqui, Anand Vikas Potdukhe.
‘The Night Manager’ series is created & directed by Sandeep Modi and produced by Amrita Sen, Banijay Asia, Preity Zinta on The Ink Factory banner. Cinematography for this series is handled by Benjamin Jasper. Priya Ahluwalia took care of series production design and Musa Husain is the head of art direction.
|Series Name||The Night Manager|
|Music Director||Sam CS|
|Producer||Amrita Sen, Banijay Asia, Preity Zinta|
|Cast||Aditya Roy Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Sobhita Dhulipala, Tillotama Shome and others|
Remaking content from other languages is considered legit only when makers can make the changes to the remake that matches the sensibilities of audience of particular language. We have seen few movies and series with the backdrop of spy trying to bring out the truth and this series plot has some similarities to such movies and series.
Few episodes from the series looks very interesting, but other episodes will definitely test our patience with over-stretched drama added to the scenes. Although the performances from the lead cast keeps us engaged, premise of the movie may not be appealing for all section of audience.
While it comes to acting performances, Aditya Roy Kapoor is a brilliant actor, but very under utilized in Hindi film industry. He proved his mettle as an actor once again with this series. Anil Kapoor looks confident in his role and did a great job. Tillotama Shome is seen in a different look and her performance is very good. Sobhita Dhulipala looked glamourous and did her part well. All other actors did their part well as required for the characters.
Technically, The Night Manager looks good. Background music suits the proceedings. Cinematography is one of the major highlights in this series. Visuals by Benjamin Jasper will definitely remind us of any Hollywood movie that is shot in some exotic locations. Editing could have been better, if few scenes have been trimmed. Production values are very high.
Director Sandeep Modi successful in adapting the story to the taste of Indian audience for few episodes, but could have worked a little more on the remaining episodes.
Overall, The Night Manager series is a watchable action crime drama series. If you have Disney+ Hotstar subscription, watch this series right away.
- Dragged scenes
- Lengthy episodes
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