With increasing demand and popularity of digital content, OTT platforms have caught the attention of content creators across the world. Renowned producers, directors and artists are also trying their hands into webspace. Following the trend, Producer Ekta Kapoor has also been churning out several interesting yet unique originals for her digital arm, ALT Balaji along with ZEE5.
After successful series like The Verdict and Mission Over Mars, ALT Balaji and ZEE5 is back with yet another web series - Hum Tum And Them. Helmed by Tony and Deeya Singh’s DJs a Creative Unit, the series marks the digital debut of notable Television actress Shweta Tiwari paired opposite Akshay Oberoi. The extended cast includes Bhavin Bhanushali, Trupti Khamkar, Aashika Bhatia and Gautam Ahuja.
Watch the trailer here:
The series narrates the story of two middle-aged single parents. Shiva (Shweta Tiwari) is a divorcee and struggling to be the best mother to her teenage daughter, Jahan, who is disturbed with her parents' separation and can't decide who she should be with. Yudi (Akshay Oberoi) is widowed and doesn't really care for his children until they come to reside at his place. However, things take an unexpected turn when Shiva and Yudi come across each other.
What we liked
Hum Tum And Them is a refreshing tale high on both fun and emotions. We really liked how the series balances both the elements. The series deals with a variety of issues related to separation, parenting and finding love again.
Talking about performances, it was a sure treat to watch Shweta Tiwari in a never seen before character. She does a fabulous job as a 40-year-old single mother, who loves her daughter and at the same time wishes to give herself a second chance in terms of love and sex. Among the kids, Bhavin Bhanushali shined throughout the series. He gave an intense performance as a responsible brother and a disturbed son. Trupti Khamkar's character was another highlight in the series, she played a staunch feminist but managed to keep it light with her humourous and sarcastic punches.
Melodious songs and beautiful background scores have become a symbol of all Ekta Kapoor series. We are totally in love with Thehar Ja and Kuchh Iss Tarha.
What we didn’t like
Akshay Oberoi’s character - a careless dad, who want to shed the responsibility of his three children was quite unconvincing. He obviously looked young and the salt & pepper look seemed unnatural. Besides, the transition from a dramatic scene to comical was pretty quick, which was a bit hard to digest - at one moment the protagonist is crying for her child and the other moment, she forgets everything and starts making out.
Watch it if you are fan of romance dramas.
*** 3 Stars