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Review: Jamtara 2 attempts to avoid the monotony of the premise backed by gritty performances

Jamtara offers the ideal mixture of gripping dramatisation and realism. While it tries to add novelty to the whole phishing sphere with a political splash, the power-packed performances are worth-watching.

Published: Friday,Sep 23, 2022 15:15 PM GMT-06:00
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Jamtara Season 2 review

Jamtara Season 2 review

Jamtara was launched at a time when people were eager to share the tales of small towns because they were aware that the individuals who lived there all have a special oddity. In Season 1, Jamtara overcame this obstacle and excelled at the originality test.

Everyone has undoubtedly anticipated that the second season would move the plot further in a way that would enable it to uphold the show's sacredness and perhaps even provide the viewers a more substantial tension. So let us see if Jamtara Season 2 will live up the viewers expectations and fulfill the course of being a sequel.


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The premise continuity

The premise continuity

It picks up where Season 1 left off and once more invites us to experience the impoverished face of the Jamtara district in Jharkhand.

Season two began with Sunny (Sparsh Shrivastav) getting better from the gunshot wound he suffered in the previous season's conclusion. His friend Rocky (Anshumaan Pushkar) keeps being involved with their adversary. Monika Panwar, who portrays Gudiya admirably, is still dealing with the fallout from the previous season.

Ganga Devi, Brajesh's aunt and a fellow politician, wants to oust him in Jamtara. Gudiya's wit impresses her, and she manages to convince her to challenge him in the election. Rinku Mondal, a fraudster becomes Brajesh's new golden goose.  After being shot, Sunny is rendered crippled, but that doesn't stop him from devising novel approaches to scam people, which he does with the aid of school children.

As Gudiya, Sunny, and Rocky attempt to defuse Brajesh in whatever manner they can, things become heated.

Attempt for newer inclusions

Attempt for newer inclusions

Some significant developments exist. Invoking local politics as a mirror of the fraud that underlies everything and including Jamtara's kids in the phishing gang are both seamlessly transitioned, but they don't always ring with new energy. The second season of "Jamtara" also makes extensive use of metaphors and analogies to give its story profundity.

You can't help but wonder why certain plot threads were included when the writers attempt to merge everything into a solitary stage. However, even the unimportant subplots have enough flavour added to them that you won't become bored with them. At the conclusion of the series, there is no significant revelation that would startle you.

Underwhelming elements

Underwhelming elements

The concept that an election process is won by vote buying is unsettling to witness, if only owing to how plausible it is that it will occur.

The use of a gloomy background score is also perhaps overdone.

In a sense, there are no good guys and bad guys, just a town full of people who are past the point where they can't return. Although the show occasionally overemphasises how structured everything is, phishing is a fact of life.

Power-packed Performances

Power-packed Performances

This season, the majority of the cast delivers riveting performances. As the primary antagonist who consistently appears to possess the upper hand, Amit Sial is terrific. Sial gives the part a feeling of apprehension and savvy. He is as repulsive as he is charming. Amit Sail seems to be the 'OTT' guy, who is doing his staple and killing it with every other role.

Bhattacharya isn't making his acting debut as a soft-spoken police officer, but his grace, or mannerism pierces even the nastiest situations and sequences.

The most fascinating and meatiest of the bunch is definitely Rinku Mondal, and Ravi Chahar's portrayal  hits the perfect chord. As Sunny, who is determined to take vengeance on the person, Sparsh Shrivastav delivers aptly. 

Monika Panwar does a brilliant job as Gudiya, and comes out just as strong and layered like the earlier season.

Seema Pahwa is a desirable addition to the bunch and keeps it raw. 

The Verdict

The Verdict

Jamtara offers the ideal mixture of gripping dramatisation and realism. While it tries to add novelty to the whole phishing sphere with a political splash, the authenticity of the setting and power packed performances by the cast makes it worth watching. 

Rating: ***1/2 (3.5/5 stars)


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