- Web Series – Jubilee
- Director: Vikramaditya Motwane.
- Star Cast: Aparshakti Khurana, Prasenjit Chatterjee, Aditi Rao Hydari, Wamiqa Gabbi
- Creator: Vikramaditya Motwane & Soumik Sen.
- Genre: Drama Suspense
- Writer: Vikram, Soumik, and Atul Sabharwal
- OTT: Amazon Prime Video.
- Language: Hindi (with subtitles).
- Runtime: 5 Episodes, Around 60 Minutes Each
- Ratings – 3.5
Jubilee, the latest web series by Vikramaditya Motwane finally getting its release on Amazon Prime as season 1 is indeed the Magnus opus in terms of content and other stuff. It has been garnering a buzz among audiences and critics alike since its trailer release. The mid-season series once again claims that Motwane is back in action and has delivered a masterpiece that pays tribute to the golden age of Indian cinema. With his incredible works like Lotera and Udaan, he has once again proved his worth in the Indian entertainment industry.
Set against the backdrop of the partition era, Jubilee is a walk through love, power, deceit, and the consequences of the choices we make. The show revolves around the lives of three characters – a struggling actor named Vikram (Amit Sial), his wife Kalki (Konkona Sen Sharma), and their landlord, a wealthy businessman named Baadal (Neeraj Kabi).
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Motwane has taken inspiration from the classic films of the 1950s and 60s and infused his signature style to create a compelling narrative that keeps the audience hooked from start to finish. The show is a visual treat, with breathtaking cinematography, period costumes, and an authentic recreation of the era.
The performances by the cast are exceptional, with each actor bringing their A-game to the table. Aparshakti Khurana, Prasenjit Chatterjee, Aditi Rao Hydari, Wamiqa Gabbi, Sidhant, and Ram Kapoor in different characters have put their passion for acting and has remained outstanding in their assigned roles.
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Jubilee is not just a period drama; it is a commentary on the society and politics of the time. Motwane does not shy away from exploring the themes of class divide, corruption, and the impact of the Cinema on people’s lives. The show is a reminder of the power of cinema to not only entertain but also to provoke thought and inspire change. So needless to say that the series has a perfect direction and incredible cinematography, which flawlessly depicts the old Bombay that has the golden age of Indian Cinema. The music and other elements remained at par adding the entertainment value of the streaming first season of the series.
Jubilee – The Last word
So, with all said and done, Jubilee is a masterpiece by Vikramaditya Motwane that pays tribute to the golden age of Indian cinema while also addressing relevant issues of our time. The show vouch for Motwane’s skill as a powerful storyteller and his love for the art form. It is a must-watch for anyone who appreciates good cinema and wants to be taken on a nuanced walk through love, power, deceit, and partition.