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THE FINAL CALL

Synopsis:

When the pilot of Skyline flight 502, decides to end his life by committing suicide, he puts the lives of the 300 plus passengers in danger. Airline officer Kiran Mirza along with the ATS team, swings into action to save the passengers.

What it is all about:

THE FINAL CALL is a webseries that is based on the book I Will Go With You by Priya Kumar. The series stars Arjun Rampal, Javed Jaffrey, Sakshi Tanwar, Anupriya Goenka, Neeraj Kabi, Vipin Sharma. Arjun Rampal plays Karan Sachdeva, a former Wing Commander of the Indian Air Force, and now, a pilot with a death-wish. He is suffering from deep depression due to the mental trauma from his stint when he used to be with the IAF and also deepened by the death of his wife and daughters in a car accident. So he decides to end his life by consuming poison; only he wants to do it mid-air, while commanding a flight which is carrying 300 passengers from Mumbai to Sydney. But all his plans go awry when his co pilot and stand by pilot of the plane die and leaving him the sole incharge of the cockpit. There are also a bunch of other characters in the series in V Krishnamurthy (Neeraj Kabi), an astrologer who is gifted with the ability to predict the future with overwhelming precision. Javed Jaffrey plays a businessman who seems to have luck favoring him but can’t seem to find happiness. Sakshi Tanwar plays ATC chief Kiran Mirza (Sakshi Tanwar), who is also an ex-army officer, criminal psychologist, who steps in when things escalate. Anupriya Goenka plays Pari, the air hostess who forms the important link between the Kiran and the passenger flight, via the satellite phone on the flight. What happens and how things end, find that out by streaming the show, only on ZEE 5.

What we liked: The performances from the actors is definitely one of the most important and the better things about this show. One foot wrong from the actors and the show could have easily crashed, hence their performances engage the audiences. The story which is adapted from the novel is certainly interesting and the makers have raised a lot of questions in the first 4 episodes which hook the audiences, as they can only hope to find the answers in the episodes that now remain. The show has opened  up the characters’ inner world to reveal the dark interiors, something we have rarely seen in the industry. It explores their mind exposing their dark corridors ridden with their fears and their desires and the things that constantly haunt them. The way the characters have been written has been one of the strongest points of the show. Every character leaves lasting impression. The show keeps you on the edge of the seat and has you tightening your seatbelts from the start.

What we didn’t like: While the show is quite engaging, the flashbacks scenes make you lose your grip on the show and can become a little, for the lack of a better word, boring. You as an audience constantly want to know what is going to happen now and the flashbacks, while they do offer additional insights into the characters, only delay the suspense.

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