WATER BOTTLE REVIEW : TOO MANY CHARACTERS FOR A SHORT SERIES

WATER BOTTLE REVIEW : TOO MANY CHARACTERS FOR A SHORT SERIES

For the first time (in my life maybe) I laughed when the series began with an act of murder of a child. Before you morally judge me it’s vital that you get one glimpse of what they claimed to have been murder. In the Game Of Thrones, when Theon Greyjoy falsely claimed that he burnt the last of the Stark boys, the makers of the show made sure they display something that had the appearance of two burnt carcasses. In ‘Water Bottle’ the murdered victim has been positioned like a crucified scarecrow. A burnt earthen pot serves as the head of the hanging corpse.  It’s one thing to not display a dead body, but maybe one shouldn’t mock one either. Cinephiles have been akin to plots which explore inside the mind of a serial killer. This isn’t the first time a Bengali web-series is based on it, however, compared to what has been produced lately, Water Bottle has managed to do better than the rest. One could tell, that this film had a team of good researchers, what it really needed was a bit more seriousness in terms of direction, cast. Water Bottle is based on a serial killer who preys on children. In a four-episode web-series, there are almost fifty characters in each story, (that’s where it gets difficult to keep track.) Even when Game of Thrones had too many characters, they had to kill some of them, even a few important ones just to make the viewers understand the most important ones.  Here the two main characters are played by Rajatav Dutt and Chiranjit Chakraborty. They were shot in 12 locations of Kolkata and the series was undoubtedly one of the most invested projects of the Bengali web series industry. Financially and in terms of effort.   . Ratings:  2.5 stars


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