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Episode 3 | Captain Vyom | Indian SuperHero Web Series | Views and Reviews

Let us continue our quest to talk about Captain Vyom – a Hindi TV Serial which was originally aired on DoorDarshan. The serial was a reason behind one of the first serious attempts to establish a international quality SFX/VFX studio in India. The serial, when originally aired, became very much popular, especially amongst kids and young adults. It is better known as Milind Soman’s portrayal of the protagonist, but there are some other well-known actors and models of that time who have acted in it, and became popular.

TV Serial : Captain Vyom
Season : Season 1
Episode # : 3
Episode Title : Episode 3
Originally Aired : 1998
Producer : Deepa Sahi
Associate Producer : Anish Mehta
Executive Producer : Anil Tejani
Director : Ketan Mehta
Cosmos Maya Team : Vice president: Devdatta Potnis
C.O.O.:Ashish Thapar
Creative producer: Sohini Mitra
Digital Strategist:Amit Pandey
Digital Marketing Executives: Radhika Sarda, Gurneet Singh Anand, Bhavin Kanabar
Digital Remastering : Editing: Shailesh Kumar Gupta
Director’s Assistant: Kshitij Raj Shrivastava
Assistant Director (Digital): Debanik De
Production Manager: Apurva Dhal
Remastered C. G.: Debatman Som
Outsource Producer: Asif Khan
Sound Remastered: Parikshit Lalvani, Creative sound design studio
Sound Editor: Mohit Kachalia
Asst. Sound Editor: Vighnesh Bose
Mixing Engineer: Deben Deb
Dubbing Engineer: Gunjan
Voice Over Producer: Anita D’Costa
Screenplay :
Visualization : Mukesh Singh
Dialogues :
Storyboards : Shital Panikar,
Senior Animator : Biju D.
Graphics Coordinator : Sheetal Paknikar
Prosthetics & Special Makeup : Anil Premgrikar
Production controller : Nitin Chandrachur
Project co-ordinator : Lena Ganesh
Art director : Nitin Desai
: Rasool P
Action : Suresh Rao
Special effects co-ordinator : Sajid Vaid
Camera : Rafey Mahmood
Vishwanath Math
Music : Dinshah Sanjan
Animators : Ajay Naidu, Shibu Menon, Aditya Sharma, Joseph Verghese, Chintamani Vartak, Ashok, Prasad Satar, Vikas Sagla, Hubert Fernando, Ramesh Iyer
Assistant Directors : Mukul Rawat, Anup Panchal, Andy Tharane, Sanjay Sharma, Yugandhar V. V., Aditya Sharma, Deepak Tiwari
Associate producers : Natesh Rao, Ajdhar Patel, A. M. Sheik, Sabbir Sheik
Makeup artists : Hemant Ghote, Nittin Shitale, Dhanajoy Prajapati, Edwin
Costume Design : Allan Gill, Reza Shariffi, Priya Gupta, Shital Bhatia
Computer Graphics : Maya The Magic Shop
Starring : Milind Soman (Captain Vyom), Kartika Rane (Lieutenant Maya), Shrivallabh Vyas (Astro Guru), Jetto Sanjana (Surya), Tom Alter (Vishwapramukh – the world President), Madhu Sapre (Vish Kanya), Joy Fernandes (Gravito), Malvika Singh (Mohini), Ravi Khote (Kineto), Rahul Bose (Cronos), Rukee Dadachanji (Computo), Dipti Dutt (Diwalviya), Aditya Sharma (Tejang), Fardoon Bhujwala (Chalasur), Abhimanyu Raj Singh (Paras), Andy Tharane (Morpho), Dino Morea (Sonic Man),
Supporting Cast:
Suni Rege, Ashok Kumar Lath, Kishore Bhatt, Arun, Rama, Hemant Pandeya, Nithin Kulkarni, Eknath Kudam, Sanjay Panchal, Md. Tanveer, Vittal Ghothe, and others…

Let us talk about the third episode of Captain Vyom today. As the story moves ahead in the linear manner, I recommend you to read reviews for its previous episodes before continue reading this article. Here are the quick links:

The Plot:

Now we know about the mishap at the IO Jail, all the 12 most dangerous prisoners kept there slipped away. IO Jail is the most secure prison and it was not possible to break the security layers without any extra-ordinary help from inside. The entire governing body including the VishwaPramukh were quite shocked by knowing about the incident. Not only the fact that the prisoners escaped can wreak havoc, but the breach of the security lines at IO Jail raised many questions.

Being the jailer Maya was the person-in-charge. No doubt, that she was responsible for the security of the jail. By considering the impact of this mishap, the governing body has decided to launch an in-depth investigation of this mishap and the VishwaPramukh has suggested Captain Vyom to handle the mission. While not everyone was happy to send inexperienced Vyom on this mission, the VishwaPramukh’s suggestion was ultimately followed.

En-route, Vyom suggested that his spaceship should follow the same route which Lt. Maya had taken. He was advised that the meteors are known to change their paths, but he insisted to follow the same route. He also delivered a strict message that no one should be touching anything at IO till he reach there.

Here, Maya has decided to look at the points of action for any evidence she could probably find. She was advised to not to visit the place, nor touch anything, as the per the order of Captain Vyom. She was however convinced that some proofs melt with the time, and the sooner the search for the same is made, the better.

Vyom follows an eventful journey and lands at his destination. He was furious though, by knowing that despite his orders, Maya went into the cells of the jail. He considered a possibility of Maya being the insider who helped the prisoners to get escaped!

Was Maya the insider? Will Maya be able to prove her loyalty? Will there be a case running on her? Well, you need to watch the episode to know more.

Fortunately it is officially available on YouTube to watch for free.

Views and Reviews:

The concept of the series is really good and the layers are unwrapping quite interestingly. If we consider, the children and young adult as the primary audience, then the serial is able to remain true to their expectations. The special effects were quite good in terms of the time when they were applied. These days, however, we see much better special effects in movies and even on Television, so it is quite possible that the viewers find it of below average quality at many places.

For example look at the scenes where Vyom is flying the spaceship, they look quite childish.

As mentioned earlier, the content is the main aspect for any media to depend upon. And, in that segment the serial scores good point. We also see that a romantic track is building. The way the power of all the 12 prisoners who escaped is mentioned, is quite interesting. Unless all the characters are given proper importance, including the villains, the hero’s abilities cannot be explored convincingly. Also, there is no gender bias in terms of characters and their exploration. Some so called feminists should have to see this episode to know that it is possible to build strong characters regardless of its gender, without speaking ill of the others.

Of course, the impression of the visual content highly depend upon the actors as they portray the characters. And if they do their job convincingly, they can take the audience to the fantasy zone and let them attach with the audience emotionally as well. The TV Serial belongs to those early days, when Milind Soman, who plays the protagonist, was considered more of a model than an actor. He does his work convincingly. Kartika Rane is a talent to watch out for. Actually she did work in the visual media later on also, we can see starting of her journey as an actor in this episode. She needed to work better in some of the scenes, she is likable as Maya and there are no two thoughts on that. Tom Alter and other actors have comparatively smaller roles, but they are able to make their presence felt. Some actors could have dubbed it better, though.

The background music is one of the most important aspects of any media. The same is good in this episode. It helps build the impact of the respective scenes quite effectively. Same we can say for the dialogs. While you see some over-the-top dialogs where you can find the characters are being narcissistic, the dialogs are good at most of the places.

I am avoiding to talk about some of the important scenes of the episode, as it can definitely contain spoilers otherwise.

Summary:

Overall a TV Serial, you must not miss. It will prove a good watch for Kids especially during this summer vacation time.

External Links:

WikiPedia article – Ketan Mehta
http://mayadigitalstudios.com

Over to you

Did you watch this TV Serial? Do share your thoughts via comments below. And yes, if you like this article, don’t forget to share with your friends and loved ones on various social networks 🙂 And yes, watch out for next episode review for Captain Vyom.
»Reviews for all the episodes of this TV Serial

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