After the super success of Criminal Justice, Hotstar Special and Applause entertainment are back with a new series called City of Dreams.
First of all, we would like to share that City of Dreams is a completely different genre than Criminal Justice, so it will be completely unfair to compare the two. Here are five reasons why, we would recommend binge watching this series
1)Political Drama – It has been a while since someone explored this genre on TV or webseries and we are glad that we are getting something different to watch. Also Hotstar is promoting it as brother vs sister which is a very relatable political scenario in India.
2) Performances – We are yet to watch the full series but in the five episodes that we have managed to watch so far. Priya Bapat, Siddharth Chandekar, Eijaz Khan and Sachin Pilgaonkar are just phenomenal. Have not seen any previous work of Priya Bapat or Siddharth Chandekar but both of them have amazing screen presence and they own their characters. Eijaz Khan as Wasim Khan, the cop, who was once celebrated and now looking for a redemption has delivered a brilliant performance. And even though we have not seen much of Sachin Pilgaonkar in these five episodes but he has done full justice to his character.
3) Great background score – The title montage is very well composed and manages to stay in the mind. What adds to the narrative is the background score which is good.
4) Sweet sub-plots – While there are no love story or too many light moments for the lead cast. There is an interesting sweet sub-plot which we think adds a good balancing touch to this drama.
5) Nagesh Kukunoor – City of dreams has been written by Nagesh along with Rohit G Banawlikar. The former has also directed the series. The direction is another highlight of the series. Some of the shots of just the landscape are so mind blowing.
With this we are going back to watching City of Dreams on Hotstar and hope you will also join us and share your feedback regarding the same through the comments below.