Television Review: Yudh – Great Expectations; Greater Let Down

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There was too much written about Amitabh Bachchan and his fore into a fiction series titled Yudh. The show premiered on Sony Entertainment Television on July 14, 2014 but then the first episode was a huge lead down.

Yes its agree its too early to write off a show like this, but one was expecting it to be good if not excellent, considering that people like Anurag Kashyap, Shoojit Sircar, Ribhu Dasgupta and Bijesh Jayarajan were involved in the making of the show.

Yudh, high on production values and high on performances lacked the power to hold the viewers. With one scene rushing into another one was just confused at the end of it as non made sense.

The first episode was a huge let down and by far one of the most uninspiring and unimpressive premieres one has seen. By the time one could manage to find out who’s who and what is happening the show ended, thankfully.

Other than Amitabh Bachchan, we have Kay Kay Menon, Sarika, Tigmanshu Dhulia and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the series.

In Yudh, the setting is bleak and there are too many characters and too many tracks running in the show at the same time and as a result nothing holds. In a film, yes a format like this works but television has a different language.

Yudh takes on corrupt builder mafia and the episode established that there are dangerous times ahead. But the narrative is so confusing that you end up losing interest during the one hour episode. 



The background music is so overwhelming in places that it is hard to hear what the actors are saying.

Now if all this was not enough there is a joker that comes in a goes at a and when we likes to add to confusion that already exists.

“For quite some time I wanted to get an opportunity on television in which I get to work in a serial. Television is a very powerful medium. Commercially the turnover of television is three times more than that of films. It means that more people watch television than films. It is not about coming down to televisionor going up to films. I think it is a healthy interchange of talent.” stated Mr. Bachchan at a media interaction.

In Yudh, Amitabh Bachchan plays businessman Yudhisthir Sikarwar who has been diagnosed with a neuropsychological disorder and is contending with complicated family issues as well as battles with his corporate rivals

All said and done, its only and only Amitabh Bachchan that we would want to watch Yudh for and the good news is Yudh is a twenty part series.

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