We have noticed that the rise of the affordable High Speed Internet opened a spectrum of opportunities for creative people. Many individual Youtubers earn in millions based on their content and they become a kind of star in their zoner. While affordable internet makes it easy to reach the target audience, the production cost is also reduced a lot. You don’t need to find a theatre or channel, no advertisement is necessary, no high-fi gadgets are required, and you can reach to millions of people.
Various start-ups along with mainstream companies also joined this arena, due to the same benefits. One more reason for their enthusiasm in making shows to be released directly on the web includes the fact that there is no censor-board there, and they can shoot and stream whatever they want! At one end, it gives immense creative freedom, at the other, it has inspired a lot of makers to include cuss words and abusive language and even soft porn content (with or without a need of that). Actually, it is rare to find a quality web series where no abuses and adult content is included, in the name of reality and creative freedom.
|TV Serial||:||4 Thieves
Tagline: 1 Loot – 4 different stories.
|Genre||:||Drama, Crime, Action, Mystery|
|Directed by||:||Gautam Parvi|
|Written by||:||Gautam Parvi|
|Producers||:||Filmy curry Pvt. Ltd|
|Executive Producers||:||Dish Infra Pvt. Ltd.|
|# of Seasons||:||1|
|# of Episodes||:||5 (So far aired/announced)|
|Music and SFX by||:||Tarish Prakash|
Gagan Arora (Vikcy), Keshav Sadhna (Puneet), Srishti Vaid (Shyni), Saif Ansari (Ruskie), Nazim Qureshi (Bunty), Harnek Singh (Begger), Kamalpreet Singh (Guard), Himanshu Sharma (Policeman), and others…|
I found a good suspense thriller 4 Thieves on a new online streaming platform Watcho (possibly meant WATCH Originals). If you are a Dish TV subscriber, you can login using your RMN (Registered Mobile Number) and watch this TV Series.
This TV Series contains cuss words and abusive language, so it is recommended for the mature audience only.
The first season is comprised of 5 episodes, we can expect more seasons coming through.
|Episode 1||Gautam Parvi||Gautam Parvi|
|Episode 2||Gautam Parvi||Gautam Parvi|
|Episode 3||Gautam Parvi||Gautam Parvi|
|Episode 4||Gautam Parvi||Gautam Parvi|
|Episode 5||Gautam Parvi||Gautam Parvi|
As you can guess from the title, 4 Thieves revolves around a heist, which seemed a smaller one, but resulted in something unexpected.
We see 3 long time friends are meeting each other after many years. They are all settled in their respective lives now. While their friendship can be traced to their teenage years, there seems to be an air of tension amongst them. They all are living with a pain of losing something important.
First, they vent out their anger and frustration verbally over each other and then they all have decided to recall the incidents of the faithful night (and what lead to that) which is almost haunting them. Everyone started telling their version of incidents that happened that night filling the gaps and restoring almost entire picture.
It all starts when they meet at Vicky’s place. They were total 5 persons present during that dinner meeting. Vicky, Punit, Ruskie and Buty; four friends, and Vicky’s girlfriend Shyni.
Vicky presented a plan to earn crores of rupees by doing a theft! Eventually, all 4 friends agree to do the same.
The chain of incidents happened, later on, is better to watch online, rather than talking about them.
The beginning shots and title track is amazing. The story is interesting too, it keeps you hooked with twists and turns at regular intervals. For any thriller or mystery, the script plays a major role. We found the writer-director has done his job quite interestingly here. The way incidents are planned and executed will keep you glued with the screen. At the end of the fourth episode when you think that you have now explored the entire story, a revealing 5th episode comes where your assumptions get shattered. And the last scene of the last episode conveys you that you can expect another season here.
If you are a hard-core heist films lover you may find some of the scenes giving you deja-vu feelings. It would also be wrong to compare this TV Series with Ocean’s 11 (and entire Oceans series) film. The budget and execution of Hollywood film is definitely high at many level.
The perfect casting is another positive point of this Web series. Saif Ansari, Gagan Arora, Keshav Sadhna, Nazim Qureshi, Srishti Vaid,… every one of them gives a natural performance. Srishti’s role is the smalled among them. I will not reveal much about various scenes that I would otherwise like to talk about to avoid spoilers. Even the actors playing the smallest part (like Kamalpreet Singh as the security guard or Himanshu Sharma as the police officer) leave their marks. So, I am not standing out any of the actors, but I consider the performances of Gagan and Saif as one step ahead than those of the others.
The locations are chosen wisely. They look quite authentic and helps the story in moving forward smoothly.
Other positive points of “4 Thieves” are its editing and background music. While editing keeps you occupied with the story, the background music multifolds the impact of respective scene(s).
And yes, there is a dose of sarcasm, black humor and comedy that keep you entertained while watching the tensed moments. Also, no brutalities are shown on the screen, for a web series, it is obvious to have them othrewise.
Overall a thrilling web series with gripping plot executed interestingly and good acting. It has its does of expletives, so recommended only for the mature audience.
Over To You:
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