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City of Dreams Web Series Review: Hot political drama interesting all

Preeti Singh

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Hotstar Specials - City of Dreams Web Series

The HotStar premium web series, City of Dreams has been trailing pretty well in the heart of the web series fans. Steaming the summers with its sweltering bytes, this newest political thriller from Hotstar titled, City of Dreams has been a must watch this season. The series has been co-created by Applause Entertainment and Kukunoor Movies.

The 10-part series, City of Dreams holds a strong star cast ranging from the National Film Award winners Atul Kulkarni and Sachin Pilgaonkar along with Priya Bapat, Eijaz Khan and the popular Marathi actor Siddharth Chandekar in the key roles. Nagesh Kukunoor and Rohit Banawlikar have drafted the plot of the series.

Depicting the political ambit of India’s financial capital, Mumbai at the election times, the series, City of Dreams will keep the audiences at the edge of their seats with the thrilling turns that are many parts of the show. The interesting twists and turns are hard to miss. The story depicts the steaming sibling rivalries that extended only to the counter male members of the political family.

The opening shot of the series, City of Dreams begins with a panoramic vista of the city of Mumbai and its evolving infrastructure which gradually shifts to the Mumbai’s prominent political figure Ameya Rao Gaikwad (Atul Kulkarni) picking his favorite paan at Nariman Point. Soon, the show takes a U-turn as Ameya Gaikwad gets gunned down by an anonymous rider and is rushed to hospital where he summons his children to choose a suitable successor to take over Ameya Gaikwad’s place as the elections are round the corner.

Ameya’s son Ashish (Siddharth Chandekar) taken for granted takes a back seat as anticipation goes high on electing Poonam (played by Priya Bapat) as the next successor.  The sibling rivalry thus emerges gradually comes as Jatin motivates Poonam of her caliber to take over as Ameya’s successor. It is a complete visual treat to watch her political persona unfold from being quite a docile house-wife, to a strongly emerged political diplomat ready to take over the political premise.

On the other hand, another plot goes around inspector Wasim Khan (played by Eijaz Khan) who keeps looking out for the culprit involved in the attempted murder of Ameya. The beauty of the plot is amazingly staged and the story remains progressive with every fold unfolding in the next episode.

Kukunoor has shot the complete film in a pretty strategic manner twisting the emotions and characters in a pretty expressive manner. The entire story is well explained and unveils the reality of Indian politics. Overall, the series, City of Dreams is an interesting one to watch!

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