Illegal S2 (2021) Review

Neha Sharma and Piyush Mishra make this legal drama an engrossing watch

Rony Patra -

Illegal S2 (2021) Review
Platform
Voot Select
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Format
Original Series Review
Movie Rated
16+
Genre
Courtroom,DRAMA
Language
Hindi

What is the story about?

After the events of Season 1, young lawyer Niharika Singh starts her own practice, while her old boss, the wily Janardhan Jaitley, tries to embrace a political career. But when Niharika gets the high-profile Pinnacle case, circumstances force her to face off against Janardhan in the courtroom? Who will have the last laugh?

Analysis

Voot Select's engrossing legal drama Illegal was a nifty show in its first season, and there's something compelling about Ashwini Chaudhary's direction that makes it stand out in this second season as well. Niharika is the protagonist who is supposed to be the one garnering the audience's sympathy. Yet, unlike the first season, the characters are much more nuanced and developed. It's still frothy and not always subtle, and there are a few places in the screenplay where the writing slackens in pace a bit. Overall, though, this series is an engrossing watch.

Performances

The entire cast is well-chosen, and actors such as Akshay Oberoi, Achint Kaur, Sonnalli Seygall, Sheeba Chaddha and Atul Tiwari do well in their respective parts. However, the show belongs to two actors, and it is a blast to watch Neha Sharma and Piyush Mishra play off each other in the courtroom scenes.

Music & Other Departments

The background score and Santosh Thundiyil's camerawork are decent.

Highlights

  • Ashwini Chaudhary's direction
  • Decent performances from the entire cast
  • Several gripping moments in the screenplay

Drawbacks

The pace slackens at a few places in the screenplay.

Did I enjoy it?

Yes.

Do I recommend it?

Yes.


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