Jee Karda Season 1 Review – A touching coming-of-age drama with untapped potential

Season 1

Episode Guide

Episode 1 -| Review Score – 2.5/5
Episode 2 -| Review Score – 2.5/5
Episode 3 -| Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 4 -| Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 5 -| Review Score – 3/5
Episode 6 -| Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 7 -| Review Score – 3/5
Episode 8 -| Review Score – 3/5

Jee Karda, a touching coming-of-age show revolves around the personal lives of an intimate group of seven childhood companions while they experience the struggles and victories of adulthood. Every character struggles with a different problem while receiving comfort and assistance from their closely connected group.

Lavanya struggles to accept the concept of getting married. She’s simply giving in because she loves Rishabh. Renowned Punjabi singer Arjun is frequently involved in controversy. Preet experiences challenges with finding a suitable partner.

Even though Sheetal and Sameer are married, they must deal with the difficulties of living in a joint family. Melroy is struggling with his complicated relationship with Yavar. Shahid, a teacher by profession is having financial difficulties and he feels excluded from the group.

Jee Karda’s creators present a few relatable challenges through several of the show’s characters, that help make the Amazon Prime series relatable. The show showcases a woman who struggles to maintain a healthy love life while sharing a small flat with her partner and in-laws.

It shows a woman who, following a few years of being in a live-in relationship, questions whether marriage can be a barrier to leading an enjoyable life. In the show, class distinctions are also covered. Though these ideas aren’t particularly original, the way they are handled in relation to these characters is quite good.

Having said that, all characters in the tale can benefit from some more complexity so that viewers can empathize with them. Some of the characters could have used more development. Anya Singh’s portrayal of Preet seems solid at first, but as the series goes on, she starts to feel distant.  You can see their difficulties, but you’re unable to connect to their journey. The story might have had more heart if it had been written with more precision.

All of the characters’ childhood exchanges are both fascinating and endearing. Their transition into adulthood, however, seems forcibly messy and complicated. The way the series begins is also slightly confusing because the screenplay alternates between past events and the present time. Understanding who is portraying which character also takes a while. Despite this, the brief half-hour episodes continue to be gripping, making it enjoyable to watch.

The series, which is set in Mumbai, reaps the benefits of excellent visuals as well as high production standards. The drama’s overall mood is complemented by Sachin Jigar’s musical score, which also sets the tone for multiple moments.

Lavanya, a young woman on a quest to understand herself and the idea of marriage, is brilliantly portrayed by Tamannaah Bhatia. Anya Singh delivers an adequate performance as a girl who tirelessly looks for love. Her character adds a few humorous moments to the show as well.

Aashim Gulati plays the vivacious and energetic pop singer AG with ease. Samvedna Suwalka and Malhar Thakar, a couple looking for privacy within their relatively small 2-bedroom flat, elicit empathy for their predicament. Melroy’s tale is heartwarming and skillfully written. Simone Singh, Dolly Ahluwalia, Hussain Dalal, and Suhail Nayyar all excel as supporting characters.

All things considered, young people who can identify with the arguments and problems of these friends will be drawn to the romantic drama. The show chronicles childhood friends’ development into adults and emphasizes the importance of companionship, self-discovery, and adapting to life’s challenges.

The majority of the tales told in this Amazon Prime drama are relatable and interesting, but some could have been written better. The romantic drama also needed a stronger conclusion. Jee Karda turns out to be a passable watch if you enjoy watching young-adult dramas.

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  • Verdict - 7.5/10

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